Mark B. Barron in reform school
And during all this, despite my relentless drive to succeed, I kept running into the one thing that had held me back since I was a kid: my lack of education. I still had a hard time communicating all my big ideas effectively. And it hit me that if I simply taught myself to use intelligent words, then I would have the edge. I had the ideas and I had the drive – all I was lacking was the right words.
So I started paying attention to the words that my business idols used. I accumulated a list of them. I’d notice certain words stick out in conversations, words that I’d hear frequently. Then I taught myself what they meant and started using them in conversation. I started feeling comfortable communicating and less insecure about my lack of education.
So now my goal is to share these words with other hard-working entrepreneurs and visionary underdogs so that they will have the sophisticated vocabulary needed to compete in this global economy. I hope these words make as much of a difference for you as they did for me.