At times success seems like a nearly impossible feat, doesn’t it?
I remember when I was in my late teens, I’d tried 13 businesses.
All of them failed.
I’d amassed $150K in debt, and to say I’d dug myself a big hole would have been a huge understatement.
But, I went on to create a 6 figure income and multiple 7 and 8-figure online businesses over a 20+ year business career.
So in this week’s newsletter, I want to give you a few stories of entrepreneurs who saw success at a very early age.
The aim of this newsletter is to show you that you already have what it takes to succeed, you just need to tap into it…
And to prove to you, no matter how old you are, success is possible for you.
And if you read until the end, you’ll discover the unlikely success story of two Englishmen who beat all odds to succeed in the music industry.
Let’s dive in.
How a 16-Year-Old High School Student Became a Candy-Selling Kingpin
Hailing from Walthamstow, Nathan John-Baptiste ran a candy-selling operation across 3 schools, employing 12 friends.
Buying wholesale, he undercut supermarkets by selling every item for just 50 pence or 1 pound.
Using social media to spread the word, he soon became inundated with customers.
His daily takings were around 200-300 pounds per day, clearing him over 1000 pounds per week.
How Two “Sisterpreneurs” Built a Multi-8-Figure Bath Bomb Empire
Launched in 2015, Da Bomb Bath Fizzers started in the basement of the family home of Isabel & Caroline Bercaw.
The huge bath bomb fans were saddened by the fact bath bombs disappeared when they finished dissolving, so they created their own line of bath bombs that contained a fun surprise inside.
Only 10 and 11 years old at the time, their bath bomb business has since grown to more than $20 million in annual revenue.
They juggled the running of their business while attending high school with their parents’ help.
Is This Kid From California Richard Branson’s Youngest Business Partner?
Frustrated at the size of his school locker, Carson Kropfl reinvented the skateboard so he could ride it to school, and locker size was no longer an issue.
What started out as a means to an end, quickly became popular amongst his friends and school peers.
Carson was featured on Shark Tank at age 11, and received funding from none other than Sir Richard Branson to mass produce the “lockerboard”.
His company is valued at over $300,000 and he sells his boards online and in local retailers.
Why You Should Take a Page From This High School Football Player’s Playbook
Christon “Truth” Jones is a 14 year old author, speaker, and investor.
He wrote his first book at age 8 and made $5,000 in 90 days.
He then learned to trade the stock market and grew his portfolio from $3,000 or $1 million in two years.
Today, he speaks at events, continues to trade the markets, and teaches others how to win.
He has aspirations of playing professional football and continues making money in order to achieve his lofty income goals.
How A College Dropout Became The World’s Youngest Billionaire
I could write a laundry list of people who dropped out of college and university and went on to achieve wild success…
And more than likely you would know many if not all their names.
The simple reason for this is that college doesn’t teach you about money, and business, period.
Now that doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for college, but if you want to live the life of your dreams, and make an abundance of money…
A college degree isn’t likely to help you get there unless you use it as a stepping stone to go on to bigger and better things.
Enter Alexandr Wang, a college dropout and CEO of Scale AI…
A start-up he co-founded in 2016 that helps companies put their raw data to work for AI and machine learning.
He owns 15% of Scale AI which is valued at $7.3 billion USD, and works with some of the biggest companies in the world such as Paypal, General Motors, and Flexport.
Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for…
How Two 70-Year-Old English Rappers Found Huge Success In Their Retirement Years
They say the music industry is the toughest industry to find success in.
In the pre-internet days, being signed to a major record label was pretty much the only way to find success.
But these days, the music industry is a different ball game… one any musician can play.
This makes it possible for two retired Englishmen who rap about beer and cigarettes to find wild success.
And that’s what Pete and Bas have done.
They’ve come a long way from releasing their first single online to gaining over 800K Instagram followers, and over 400K listeners on Spotify, to playing sold-out shows.
Don’t believe me?
Why Anyone Can Achieve Success
So there you have it…
People from all walks of life achieve success at different stages of their lives.
You’re more than capable of making something happen for yourself.
I believe in you.
To your success,
P.S. – Your skills always determine your success.
So, if you want to set your own schedule and work from anywhere in the world, I can’t think of a better way than a high-income skill.
That way, you don’t have a business with all the expenses and stress.
You’re responsible for one thing only, and that is usually generating revenue with your skill.