A few years ago, when I was still working at my dad’s business, we would always go out for dinner with friends, and the last one in the restaurant would always get a tip that he was building some kind of building material.
So we would say, “That’s right.
We’re building that.”
And he would say something like, “We don’t need that.”
But he had a great story for me, so I told him about my other interests, and he said, “Well, if you don’t have a job right now, you should go build some houses.”
So he went and bought a house in New Jersey, built a few more, and then, he said he wanted to retire.
So I started working at the company and went to work for him.
Then I started doing a couple of different things with the company, and eventually I quit.
That’s when I went to do a little bit of my own construction, and it was really great.
But my dad never needed me, and so I did all the things that I thought I could do on my own.
And I think that’s what it was.
I did things that were really good at my age, and I did everything I could to give back.
But it was a different time.
Now, with the economic downturn and the need for people to start rebuilding and getting back on their feet, it is kind of a different world.
So that’s why, to be honest, I’m not doing that any more.
I don’t think I can be in that position any more than I was when I started.
And it’s a very rewarding experience.
I think a lot of people don’t know how rewarding it is to work with someone who can make something that is unique and special, and they’re willing to do that for a living.
The people who are the most successful people on the planet, I think, are those people.
They do it for their families.
They work on their own.
They’re not dependent on other people.
That is really something to be proud of.
That kind of person has a lot more power in the world than I do.
If I could go back and tell my dad how great he was and how much I admire him, I would say he would have said, ‘You’re crazy.
I wish you were working for a family business.’
Because that’s where my dreams and my priorities are.
So if I could just be a part of that family, I’d be so happy, and proud of it.