While in my freshman dorm at UC San Diego, I received an intriguing AOL Instant Message from a high school friend. The next day I dragged my entire dorm floor to what would be my first introduction to entrepreneurship and the Direct Sales industry. I was hooked and soon became the youngest Top Producer of a telecommunications direct sales company. From there, my business partner Nick Sarnicola and I founded a young entrepreneurship organization called Arrive by 25, with the mission of helping young entrepreneurs, including ourselves, become financially free by the time we were twenty-five. The mission became a reality for many of us. This experience is why I still hold a big place in my heart from mentoring Millennials and Gen X entrepreneurs.