Barbara Corcoran, one of the “sharks” from the famous ABC “Shark Tank” show is a millionaire today and marketing guru. She also owns a large portion of Manhattan real estate. But it wasn’t always like that!
Who is Barbara Corcoran?
Barbara grew up in lower Manhattan in New York where she waited on tables for living for minimum wage and a few tips. She was a good waitress according to most of her customers, but she always wanted more out of life.
One day, she decided to figure out a way to make a lot of money. If other people were making a lot of money in New York, why couldn’t she? But she just didn’t know how to get started.
Then one day she met an older gentleman who took an interest in her and her career goals. He said he wanted her to have a $1,000 check to do whatever you think is best to make her life better.
Sounding like a scene from the movie, “As Good as It He,” Barbara took the money and immediately put it in the bank until she came up with an way to use it.
Shortly after, Barbara decided that she would use the thousand dollars for marketing, as she found a great business idea. Having grown up in Manhattan and knowing that there was a need of better apartment buildings for tenants in the New York area and young people trying to get a school or a job, she thought there was a real need for some nice-looking apartment buildings in New York.
So she took the $1,000 and used it for the purchase of a small down payment on an apartment building and marketing to create for her idea. Of course there’s much more to the story and if you want to read the whole thing you can buy her book on Amazon.
You might be interested in her story because it shows how people can come from nothing and make a huge success. What has she done right? Why is she now a marketing genius who helps hundreds of entrepreneurs find their Fortune and keep businesses making money?
What had she done right?
She had used both her money and her time wisely. And you can too, simply by planning even if you only have $1,000 or even $100 to start.
Think about what you will do with that money will help your money make you more money. That is really the key to true riches or stability and financial security. Think about even if you had $10 in your pocket could this money make me more money? Is so, figure out a way. Barbara did, and you can too!