I come from a family of 10 kids, five boys, five girls. I'm the oldest girl. All my life my siblings called me bossy. And they were right, I was. I had to be, I had a lot of responsibility put on me at a very young age. My mom had three babies back to back when I was about 10. A newborn, a one year old, and a two year old. Three in bottles and diapers, and this was back in the day of cloth diapers, before pampers ever arrived. I was either feeding, changing, holding a baby, or cooking dinner, doing dishes, cleaning the house, laundry or something similar. I had a lot of responsibility at a very young age. So my brothers and sisters considered me bossy, I was bossy, and I was learning to become a leader! I won't go into a lot of details about my childhood here, except to say that we were very poor. I was made fun of at school, and inspite of it I always excelled in school.
My father didn't believe in God, and when I was 16 I wanted to get Baptized... he forbid it, so I ran away to get Baptized as a Christian. I was only gone a couple of days, but shortly afterwards I was kicked out of the house. I was only 16, I quit school, worked 2 jobs to support myself, got married at 17, became a mother at 18. By 20 I had 2 babies and was determined to give my children a better life than the one I had. I worked hard, got my GED, learned everything I could about being an Entrepreneur. I read constantly, business, motivational, and leadership books. I later went on to create multiple businesses. Starting with very little money, and grew the next one into the next one and so on. In 2001 I created a business with less than $5000 that by 2004 brought in $$$ 4 Million dollars, by 2007 was bringing in $10 Million a year. I am not telling you this to brag or impress you, only to tell you what's possible with hard work and dedication and an "I can and I will" attitude!... Yes, I was bossy growing up, and I'm not ashamed to admit it, in fact I'm proud of it! Because this little bossy girl, grew up and became THE BOSS of her own Multi-Million dollar company..... encourage those little bossy girls, because those little Bossy girls can grow up to become great leaders🙂