Wow! There is something in the water today. Another masterfully well-written story with tremendous insights and advice! I am literally wearing out the exclamation key on my keyboard.
First, your anecdote of selling lollipops to kids in your school resonated with me because I did the same. I bought "Warhead" candies, you know the really sour candies that kids loved in the '90s, and I would sell them for a quarter each during lunch and recess until I got busted. My teacher took them away and sent me to the principal's office. My first taste of regulations! LOL
Second, I like how you encouraged individuals to chase their entrepreneurial dreams. I've noticed more people are thinking outside of the 9-5 job complex and either starting their business or a side-hustle.
Thank you for sharing this story with us!