I grew up struggling through school but made it through college by showing up and got a degree in Business. Out of college I spent 7 years as a manager for a nationwide civil contractor. Background is mostly finance, accounting, budgeting and most importantly in a public company... SOX.
When you see adults with families get let go in a downturn it will wake you up and put it into high gear to be financially free. I never wanted to be the flea, I've always wanted to own the flea market.
Spectators pay to watch the players.