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Welcome to Think Click Rich
Lets get the boring “about me” crap out of the way before I begin on the site in earnest…
Erm… About Me
Ever since I can remember, I’ve been looking for a way out of the rat race since day 1 of starting what we called “work experience,” (practice for a real job, where they paid peanuts for your hard work) back in my hometown of Cardiff, Wales in the UK. Yep… at the tender age of 15 I was already looking for a way off that treadmill.
Hmm… I didn’t realize just how angry I was at the misery of “being employed” until I just re-read that!
A Kids Miserable Failure in a Business Venture & a Valuable Lesson
I remember when I was around 16 (commencement of work experience time roughly) I convinced a friend of mine to go into “business” with me after I had read an ad of some sort. I can’t remember what it said now, or even where I read it, but it must have had a good call to action because days later me and my buddy were sticking hundreds of stamps onto hundreds of envelopes, ready to send off to our new “employer” who would pay us a few pence per envelope, with stamp attached, which was completed.
We packaged the first batch of envelopes up and posted them off, smug grins on our faces as we strolled back from the post office while chatting about how we would reinvest the profits into more stamps and envelopes once we got paid.
About a week later we got a letter back telling us the stamps were a couple of millimeters out of place… they weren’t paying us. I was most unsettled by this, my friend was just downright angry and wanted to punch my face in. We had both just blew what little money we had on my hair-brained scheme.
My first failure in business, but that day I learned one of the most valuable lessons that life can throw at you:
Don’t try to get rich by sticking stamps on envelopes!