Working With Your Deck – Making The Most Of What You are Dealt In Life4 min read

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Ace Bowers is an author and thought leader living in the Silicon Valley. His memoir is due to release soon. It focuses on a 5 year period in his life. At the end of his 5 year journey, he had lost 85 pounds, quit smoking, overcame depression, and got himself out of debt. he also built a successful career as a senior level manager in the tech industry with an income of well over six figures and achieved a net worth of over 2 million dollars by the time he was 28 years old, with no college degree.

Of course we all grow up hoping we will be successful as adults. But how do we get there? That’s the tricky part. Society and conventional wisdom will tell you to do well in school, get accepted to a good university, graduate, and then get a job at a company where you will hopefully stay until you retire. Realistically, that path isn’t an option for many people and it definitely was not an option for me. My parents didn’t have money for me to go to college. They had lived paycheck to paycheck my entire life and were just trying to make sure the bills were paid. Those bills were usually sitting on our kitchen counter with “PAST DUE or “LAST NOTICE” showing on the envelope. When I was 18, I tried to apply for financial aid but my parents owed back taxes to the IRS so I was unable to get any kind of assistance. This, along with some other things, lead me down a dark road of depression for almost 3 years. I was able to eventually pull myself out of it with a positive mental attitude and strong work ethic.

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Ace Bowers is an author and thought leader living in the Silicon Valley. His memoir is due to release soon. It focuses on a 5 year period in his life. At the end of his 5 year journey, he had lost 85 pounds, quit smoking, overcame depression, and got himself out of debt. he also built a successful career as a senior level manager in the tech industry with an income of well over six figures and achieved a net worth of over 2 million dollars by the time he was 28 years old, with no college degree.

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