Profiles in Risk – Episode 24 – Jeremy Rettig: “It All Started At A Bar…”

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In his own words:

“I was never formally educated, I’m not very talented, and my IQ is average (at best). I was too small for football, too slow for soccer, and too anxious for baseball. I haven’t been very lucky, I rarely caught a break, and still have never been given anything for free. I was raised by pessimism, subconsciously taught to fail, and expected to achieve a standard level of mediocrity.

So, what makes me different? I learned to stop listening to others and disengage from the crowd.

While they slept in, I prepared for them to wake.
When they clocked out, I started a new pot.
While they drank with friends, I sharpened my saw.
While they watched television, I watched seminars.
When they complained, I felt nothing.

I’m not better than you or anyone else — I’m just addicted to defining my future.”



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