This was a question posed by Yoshito Hori, Founder and President of GLOBIS.
I thought that in light of my upcoming book I would share with you my response.
“The Patriarchs in my family were all business owners (part-timers in some cases). My dad worked for Merck for 34 years and at the same time had his own Miniature Golf and Driving Range (1962 – 198?). During the 1950s and 1960s, my grandfather owned and operated a grocery store. His father was a Chesapeake “Waterman”, he fished for crabs for a living. I worked in corporate for 16 years, but decided to take a severance package and set out on my own. I started out as a Computer Training Consultant in 1985. I started my own Publishing company in 1998 and I am currently an Independent Publishing Consultant and Author. Over that past 28 years “My Mission” has been not to be locked into a job. So I would say my family background had a lot to do with my life choices, and am thoroughly thankful.”