So, in summary: I obtained formal education; obtained direct experience; started my business while still working full time; built a network through my teaching; continued my education and obtained certifications.
The plan and execution has worked well.
I have been an entrepreneur for more than 20 years and have never looked back.
Best of luck in your journey.
Matthew recommends the following next steps:
I became a lawyer because I like the problem solving aspects of negotiating deals.
If you are interested in both business and law, you can major in business in college and then decide if law school makes sense for you.