My persistence started at a young age. Starting at the age of seven, I broke the record three years in a row for selling Cubs Scout candy by going to the mall, the airport, and just about everywhere else to get orders. After receiving the top sales award, I realized I loved the acknowledgement. It was my first experience of being the best in anything, and that stuck with me. When in high school and college, I sold shoes since my father was in the shoe business. I had a great time doing it and exceeded sales goals every month. Whatever I did, I wanted to be great at it.