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how you did start being a Entrepreneur or a lawyer ? what was like ? why you chose to go down that path? and if you any advice to past self what would it be?

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Matthew’s Answer

Alyssa - I became an entrepreneur after getting formal education in business and then getting direct experience in the financial services industry, which is where I continue to work as an entrepreneur. While I was working full time at a bank, I started teaching what I knew from my work experience to others in the financial services industry to help them do their jobs better. This gave me the ability to 'get my name recognized' by students who came through my training programs, which allowed me to create a group of people that might hire me to do work for them in the future when I finally became an entrepreneur. And then I continued my learning and education by attending seminars, and conferences and testing for industry certifications.

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:

Keep searching for answers.
Get a formal education.
Get direct experience.
Start your business while continuing to work full-time.
Commit to a life-long process of on-going improvement in learning, health, happiness, and client satisfaction.
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Amee’s Answer

In order to become a lawyer, you need to graduate from college, graduate from an accredited law school and pass the bar exam. Many lawyers study English, political science or history in college. However, you can study anything that is of interest to you! There are lots of different types of law - everything from arguing cases in a court room, to negotiating contracts, to helping individuals who cannot help themselves.

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.
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