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JT McCormick is the CEO of Book in a Box and they are completely changing how authors write and publish books but that's only a small part of the story. JT spent his childhood in the slums of Dayton, OH suffering incredible poverty, abuse and racism.
JT's teenage years were spent in and out of the juvenile justice system when 18 months with his strict Uncle Bobby would redirect his life. From that moment on to to his first job scrubbing toilets, JT proved over and over again that it's not where you begin your life that matters.
In this episode we discuss...
Growing up in the slums of Dayton with a pimp and drug dealing Father and a Mother trying to raise him the the welfare system.
The embarrassment on waiting in line for food stamps and using them at the grocery store.
How his Uncle Bobby's guidance for only 18 months when he was a teenager taught him discipline, faith and getting rewarded for hard work.
A high school janitor handing him his diploma.
Cleaning toilets and bussing tables at his first full-time job at Po' Boys Restaurant in San Antonio.
Excelling in the mortgage industry only to lose everything.
Being the 13th employee at Headspring Systems only to become President growing the company to over 100 employees and 4 offices.
Turning to Book in a Box to turn his life story into a book for his kids.
Getting the offer to be CEO from Book in a Box Co-Founder Tucker Max.
Transforming how Authors write and publish books.
Helping at-risk kids by teaching them the game of life.
If you read one book this year, make it this one -->> I Got There: How I Overcame Racism, Poverty, and Abuse to Achieve the American Dream by JT McCormick.
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