When I was in college, I did an internship with a large multinational company. It was summer and I was feeling sorry for myself because my friends we out having fun and I was stuck in a cubicle. One of the Senior Engineers stopped by to ask a question and the disappointment of being stuck inside must have been evident on my face. When I explained that I was bummed about having to work all summer, he laughed at me and said “get used to it kid. Welcome to the rest of your life.”
It was at that moment that I decided I needed to have a plan to escape the rat race. I started with Amway (it was Quikstar) back then. I did judgment recovery until my state effectively made it illegal unless you are a lawyer. And then I came across real estate.