Dr. Danny Matta, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
When I was 10 years old I found a Hustler tucked into a hole in a tree in the woods. I was walking our family dog, Daisy. This day she decided to pee on a tree that just so happened to have this magazine tucked into it. Seriously, as a 10 year old kid, this was better than hitting the lottery!
What happened next might surprise you and prove my theory that sometimes we turn into entrepreneurs but sometimes we are just born entrepreneurs.
After taking the the magazine home, I sat down and tried to decide what to do with it. I knew I had to show my friends. This was a big deal so I had to get the word out. Before I did that, I had an epiphany. I realized that this was valuable, really valuable. Right then and there, I decided to sell it.
As I sat there deciding my best course of action I realized that even my richest 10 year old friends would only probably be able to pull together $5 for this treasure I had found. I also thought that each one of them could easily find or already had a dollar.
That night while everyone was sleeping, I took a pair of scissors and cut out individual pictures from the magazine. When I was done I had about 50 individual pictures and decided that the next day the Hustler sale would start at Pinckney Elementary School.
My first day in business went really well. I sold about 10 pictures, mostly in the bathroom but a couple on the playground after school. The next day was even better. I sold the remaining 40 pictures. In two days I had made $50 off a magazine I just happened to find in the woods.