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Unfair Advantage struggling. Something was wrong. Sitting there, listening to one of our world’s greatest geniuses, I realized what I had forgotten. Listening to him, I realized I was disobeying the Laws of Compensation. That morning, Dr. Fuller said to the group, “I do not work for money. I have dedicated my life to the service of others.” Speaking on principles that govern the world, he said, “The more people I serve, the more effective I become.” His simple words hit me like a lightening bolt. It dawned on me that I was struggling, as my business was struggling, because I was only thinking about making money for myself. I knew it was time for me to change careers, again. A few months later, I began training to become a teacher, a teacher of entrepreneurship who would follow the principles taught by Dr. Fuller, principles that follow the laws of compensation. I had a hard time deciding to become a teacher because I really did not like school or most of my teachers. Also, all the teachers I knew were poor. Finally, I resolved my decision to teach by committing to follow the Laws of Compensation and focus on serving more and more people rather than just making money. The unfair advantage I had over most teachers was that I was an entrepreneur. I knew I could build a business as an educational entrepreneur, outside the traditional school system. Two years later in 1984, after much practice teaching, often holding seminars that no one came to, I sold my wallet business and took a leap of faith. The moment I made my commitment, I met Kim. When I told her what I was up to, she said she wanted to join me on this new adventure. Although we had no money, we held each other’s hand and took our leap of faith together. I would never have made it without Kim. We were homeless for a time, sleeping in a borrowed car, living in friends’ basements or living rooms, while we learned to be teachers. For five years, we had our faith tested. For five years, it was extremely difficult selling enough seats to our classes to cover business expenses and our living expenses too. After five years, the business 187

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