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My Life Began the Day I Lost $250,000

It took hitting rock bottom for me to learn the real meaning of success

The phone rang. This was it, I thought. At last, all the years of struggle I’d endured were about to be worth it.

Growing up with a severe speech impediment and social anxiety, I had a very limited view of what I was capable of accomplishing. But as I grew…




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