Total loan: $4,000
Monsey, NY, United States / Health
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B'H Growing up in the Midwest as the only child of an elderly couple had it's challenges. On a good day I could speak up to five words without stuttering and being chubby didn't deter me from hitting a ball (kinda like a matzoh ball version of Babe Ruth with an attitude). My first job at twelve was delivering newspapers on my block and five years later I had a Fuller Brush territory spanning three neighborhoods. My goal was to be both a scholar and an athlete. Despite my coach telling me I was as graceful as a water buffalo and my other learning challenges, I was both a jock and valedictorian of my class. Disillusionment set in when I realized academia was not going to be my calling. After starting in both graduate physics and Russian, personal development became my credo. Taking off for two years, I went into business and then returned to college, where I wrote my thesis in psychology on how people reach their potential. Ending up in New York City in 1978, I started the first kosher, 100% organic whole wheat challah bakery (Jacob's Table Challah, "The Challah that rises to the Occasion"). This was followed by catering primarily vegetarian weddings and even trademarking "Kindness" for a prepaid calling card (Kindness Calling; "A Little Kindness Goes a Long A Long Distance"). After 23 years I feel like I'm the Hoover Dam lighting up one bulb at a time. So my world vision is hopefully about to emerge. By successfully engaging as many people as possible with a unique style of meditative introspection, my goal is to make the world happier one smile at a time.