What Would You Do For Nothing?
For one, he’s got an incredible story to tell. Having been raised by his mother on the South Side of Chicago, Farrah Gray began contributing to his family's financial support at the age of 6, and he made his first million by the time he was 14.
What’s even more amazing is that initially he had no mentor to show him how to go about making money. He just took action.
Part of why he was so motivated at so tender an age is that he watched his mother work so hard. He says, "When I went to sleep, she was up; when I woke up, she was up. So I never really was sure that she did go to sleep. And I really felt that out of that feeling of struggle, my mom had a heart attack, and I said there must be something I can do to help her."
So he set out at age six to make his mom’s life easier by collecting large rocks from around his neighborhood. He painted them, knocked on neighbor’s doors, shook their hand and said, 'Would you like to buy this rock? It can be used as paper weights, bookends and door stoppers.' He would get funny looks from people, especially those whose rocks used to be located at their front door – and now were painted..
Gray learned quickly that a rejection meant more opportunity.
At age eight he started his own business club by asking local businesspeople to donate transportation and meeting space so kids from the Chicago housing projects could learn about business.
"I was very nervous, and I had to deal with rejection at a very early age because I was asking people for money. Many people said no. They would shut the door on us. But I was able to raise $15,000 with what I call a five-person policy — that if you say no, introduce me to five people who might say yes."
You’re probably wondering how Gray make his first million by age fourteen.
It’s a simple answer. By doing what he knew best. He loved to cook and decided to sell his grandmother’s syrup recipe using his own concoctions and flavors. Then he started his own food company after reading a book about marketing.
"I started just reading through the book and taking each chapter step by step on how to start a food company. I took what I had on the stove, poured it into a bottle. Sent it to a co-packer, and I tried to find mentors in the industry to teach me."
He understood that learning and applying lessons one step at a time is the key to success. Gray knows about action. He knows about learning. And he would tell everyone that ANYONE can follow in his footsteps.
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Tania Gabrielle French
P.S. "I believe the two most important times in a person's life is when we were born and when we find out why we were born. And when we're able to find out why we were born, then we have found our area of excellence.
Ask yourself three questions. First, what comes easy to me but harder to others? The second question is, what would you do for work for years and years and never have to get paid for it? And the third question is, how can you be of service and how can you give back? Because I always say, 'If you're here on Earth and you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much room.'" – Farrah Gray. Now it’s YOUR turn to seize the day.