My interpretation: A business makes me money whereas a hobby costs me money. Let me get to the point and be quick about it…
When I think about this question I can’t help but to recall Shawn Carter’s reaction to self-perception. He explains, “I’m a business man, not a businessman!” Though much a pun, there is a lesson to be learned. Shawn conveys confidently, “I’m the business!” As to say he is his brand, model, and product. I love it because it does start with self realization!
Remember you are always in sales, take ownership of yourself, your talents and capabilities so that you shine perpetually… because you never know who is watching: a son, daughter, friend, or employer.
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~Andrae Ballard is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point where he was commissioned as an Infantry Officer. He has served at every echelon from platoon through Corps level operations. He is also a part-time faculty member at Central Texas College, teaching in the Mathematics Department. He holds a BS in Systems Engineering from West Point and an MS from Central Michigan University in Human Resources Administration.
~Andrae’s most recent assignments include serving as the Aide-de-Camp to the 8th Army Commanding General in Yongsan, Korea, as well as the Public Affairs Officer for the Special Operations Command Korea Commanding General. His deployments include multiple combat tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).
~Andrae is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, as well as the United States Army Jumpmaster and Ranger Schools. He is the COO of Alexander Graham Properties LLC, an organization that provides resources and consultation to those in need of financial help.
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