His parents couldn’t afford to buy him shoes so at 12 years old he made a life-changing decision for most people. Childhood is a time when humans experience and learn things about life that they’ll remember forever, whether it be financial trauma, parental neglect or bullying on the playground. Many adults spend their older years needing to heal their inner child, but we don’t have to let our childhood repeat itself from broke to billionaire this story about a self-made businessman who changed his family’s financial fate will inspire you to reach for the stars all because of A decision he made when he was just 12 years old, born in the late 1950s and raised in a middle-class jewish family mark cuban, was the eldest child of three boys, son of a homemaker and automobile shop worker cuban’s immigrant parents worked hard to make sure their Children always had food on their plates. Growing up in a lower income household can be tough for a child and mark cuban will forever remember the day. He learned the importance of hard work when he asked his father, his father told him they couldn’t afford it.
Instead, he encouraged his son. If you want a new pair of sneakers, you need a job and you can go buy them. At the young age of 12 years old mark cuban made a decision inspired by the hard work his parents demonstrated. He began looking for his own ways to bring home money. He started thinking outside the box and rather than working at the mercy of someone else, he decided he’ll find ways to provide for himself.
His first job was to sell garbage bags for double the price he bought them for door knocking on his neighbors. It was a completely made-up job based on the decision that he’ll not depend on others to survive. He carried this mentality through and when a strike began. At his local newspaper, he sees the opportunity to get a few extra dollars. The preteen ordered newspapers from a different city to make the profits that the local company would have received.
As mark cuban grew up, he desired to live a better life than the one he was set up for, while some people believe that their living conditions will keep them stuck in a life they don’t want. This teenager saw his family’s lack as a challenge to overcome. For them all, he was just as determined as the day he wanted to buy new shoes when he was 12
A business student at indiana university cuban trusted his fate to lead him in the right direction, with hard work at his low paid job as a dance teacher and party planner, he saved enough money to buy out the bar. He was once an employee at his business ventures, wouldn’t stop there. His decision to only ever depend on himself was finally seeing fruit.
The reality of the harsh real world set in cuban discovered that as a kid, he hadn’t realized the weight of debt. After returning home from university cuban lived with the stress of student debt, the familiar location of the uninspiring home town, he grew up in led him to make a move to dallas texas, where he shared a three-bedroom apartment with five other people. His life was at a standstill that he was unsure he would ever get out of. I didn’t have my own bedroom, so i slept on the coucher floor. Depending on what time i got home, i had no closet.
Instead, i had a pilot. Everyone knew was mine. My car burned a cord of oil that i couldn’t afford every week once again, cuban found himself living a life that he felt unhappy with for the first time since he was a young child. The man felt uncertain at the possibility of reaching everything he desired. The decision he had once made now felt like a distant dream.
However, he would not lose hope, and eventually he got a job as a computer software salesman, despite hoping to only ever depend on himself. He knew he had to start somewhere at last. His hard work paid off, but not for long cuban, was fired and faced unemployment less than a year after celebrating this milestone of success, what would his 12 year old self do? History repeats itself and mark cuban found his life come to a full circle moment like when he was a preaching and his parents couldn’t afford to buy him what he wanted. The lack of income the man was faced with pushed him to his next great idea.
Mark cuban started his own business micro solutions becoming more successful than the boss that fired him was the least of his accomplishments. In 1990, cuban sold his business for six million dollars more than enough money to pay back his immigrant parents for everything they sacrificed for him and his brothers mark cuban quickly shot up to success all because he held on to that a decision that spoke to him On a deep level, when he was a boy he’s walking proof that good luck is often the result of hard work to this day, the man born in underdog is one of the most successful billionaires cuban has made the forbes billionaire list he’s a partner of broadcast.com. A shark on the tv show shark tank and is part of various other successful business ventures. He was not born into a wealthy family, nor did his good fortune come easy.
He wanted something bad enough and so the universe rewarded him with it. Mark cuban was once a regular child born in a low-class family in pittsburgh. Pennsylvania now the world knows his name he’s not someone who came from money, but someone who put in the work to find success on his own from this self-made billionaire. We can learn many lessons about hard work, believing in ourselves and creating the life. We want, no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in today.