My very first Entrepreneur experience as a kid was selling a very special product….a product you’d expect to see from two boys. With as abundant as they were, we couldn’t let the opportunity to sell night crawlers pass us by! Yup, we sold worms to local fisherman, and not just any worms, the big ones! These were the type of worms that could pull a six year old kid right into the ground.
Just like any successful venture, we had our little business down to a science, thanks to the leadership of Dad. You see, these worms were called night crawlers for a reason. They came out at night when it was the coolest outside. So on the night preceding our next fishing trip, to lure the night crawlers out of their holes, we wet the lawn down real good. Then we waited for a few hours, grabbed our flashlights and containers and went hunting.
Now, these worms were not only smart, they were fast. And to be honest, I have no idea how they did it, but they could see us coming from pretty far off. So once we found one with our flashlight, we had to sneak up on it and with pure stealth, snag it with our hands. At that point, the worm was halfway in its hole still, so if we pulled too hard, we’d end up with half a worm to work with. So we had to ease it out of its hole.