At the tender age of 13, Leanna Archer already boasts a CV more impressive than most people twice her age. She started her own natural haircare range at the age of nine, works as a motivational speaker across the US and yesterday became the youngest person ever to ring the NASDAQ opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. She has also been nominated (alongside my not-so-secret love, Bobby Hundreds) in Inc.Com's 'Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30'.
Stories like this one, amazing as they are, slightly bemuse me. When I was 13 my Saturdays were spent in Claire's Accessories and my greatest accomplishment was Grade 4 Piano (with merit). Why was I not out there starting up my own company and being a child prodigy? Even as I near the ripe old age of 21, I still have very little idea of what I want to do with my life, let alone the the acumen to establish a profitable and successful business. Which leads me to wonder- Is the art of the hustle something you learn, or something you're born with?
member of the tribe: Phoebe blogged at 10/17/2008 09:41:00 am