Sensational Six of Perseverance
By: Meghan Gaither
What Exactly Is Perseverance?
Knee Deep in Flour To Knee Deep in Cash
Tom's story started in his college year when he and his brother borrowed $900 to open a pizza parlor. He and his brother were rolling dough and their money intake was not very good. Tom basically lived at the store, he did everything form dicing cheese to rolling dough. Tom's brother had another job in a post office, but this was the only way that Tom was making money. Every time the business began to go downhill, so would their friendship. They said they had many setbacks because of financial problems.
Tom then was given the option to own the business and he reluctantly accepted. He wanted to expand the business so he could make more money, theoretically.He found someone new to work his other business but he had doubts due to past bankruptcy. Tom ended up working 100 hours a week and driving a rusty old car. He realized his new partner was taking advantage of him and they dissolved the partnership when the other guy ended up in the hospital.
Tom made pizza for the next two years, but he was in major debt. He slowly paid off his debt, but another adversity came along. One of his stores was burned down in a fire. He again faced financial problems. Due to his strong conviction to his business he kept persevering through and he became one of the most well-known entrepreneurs in the pizza business. Domino's.