AskLeo - When and how did you earn your first money?
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When and How?
Since I was very young I had to work, even though I did not grow up in the fragmented Venezuela of that time, I grew up with many shortages, a mother of 3 who played the role of mother and father at the same time, trying to raise three small children of which I was the oldest, it was hard and it is good to remember.
But I can remember this as if it were yesterday, even though it happened about 18 years ago, at the age of 16, I remember that we lived in a very poor community and in that community there was a business that was frequented a lot by people who aspired to earn money with luck and not with effort.
There I had my first job, in my country we called it lottery sales, although they were different from those in other countries, my job was to sell numbers to customers and write them down on sheets of paper by hand, I received cash which was withdrawn daily by the banker on a motorcycle, the next day he returned at noon with the payment of the people who had won a prize.
Taking into account that they sold numbers for three draws, at that time there was the Zulia Lottery,the Tachira Lottery and one that was called Chance, what memories, I had that job for almost a year, period in which I had left high school and I hoped to have the opportunity to study.
I earned my first money there, I worked all day and not even for a salary, I did it for very low commissions from daily sales, but taking into account the situation in which I lived and my age I had no other options, I think that work formed my character, gave me the desire to improve myself and my passion for numbers.
Currently I feel grateful for my beginnings, I was fortunate to have aspirations or at least more than the friends I had in the neighborhood where I lived, after that job I opted for better options and these led me to be able to afford my studies, graduate and obtain the achievements I have obtained today.
I must remind myself that I did not become a millionaire, but I was able to leave the place where many were stuck, my mother with all her sacrifice always supported me as well as my siblings, it is true that we went hungry, cold and sad together, but now we can leave that as a memory, enjoy what we achieved and feel on the way to everything we want.
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