Introductions: One Red Binder and Relative Success

Well Hi,

My name is Jordan, and I am going to be telling the story of how I plan, and hopefully do, rise to a self defined success in this world of ours. By my terms success changes. Success is relative to where you are in life, and by no means is it just monetary, anyone who tells you this has there priorities all screwed up. However, I have decided that I am at a point in my life where I can look to be successful monetarily. My reasons for this are simple and this is not bragging these are just my personal prerequisites: I have good grades, I have my license and a car, I have a loving relationship that I am happy with, I have a great relationship with my parents and the rest of my family, and I am president of my youth group chapter. This is very specific for me and me alone, for someone else the basis for starting a project of this sort may be completely different, However I feel that I have my life in order, and can now take on the responsibilities that come with starting and running a business.

Now that I have justified myself and my endeavor, I’m going to give a little bit of background. I started my first business when I was five years old. I was really into Yugioh and MTG, and I used to buy, sell, and trade cards (similar to a stock market) to try and turn a profit. I found myself making about $20 a month. When I was seven an opportunity presented itself, an investment, this guy was selling a binder fully stocked with valuable MTG cards and he had no clue how much they were worth now, and consequently just wanted to get rid of it for $2o. I seized the opportunity, spent all the money I had, and ended up selling 8 of those 300 cards for $50 latter that day.

From that point on my love and passion for business grew and developed. Since that time I am proud to say I started a nonprofit only to watch it fail a little bit later, learned I like to set the agenda and give the orders rather than take them, and had a million other life experiences unrelated to this that have defined me as a person.

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