My name is Anthony Khoury and I was born in Melbourne Australia. My father had a small business from the time he migrated to Australia back in the 1960s. He was a hard worker and extremely ambitious. He learned at a young age that you have 2 choices in life. You work with your hands or you work with your brain. It is that plain and simple. From a young age he instilled in me a work ethic and a tough as nails approach to life. Tony (my father) was the most charismatic, easygoing, charming person you over met but if he looked at you the wrong way, then you better start running. He was as tough as nails.
I was forced, yes really, forced to go to University after high school and ordered to do a Bachelor of Economics with a major in marketing. In the late 1980′s Marketing was the big thing and everyone wanted to take this up as a degree. Unfortunately, somewhere across this time period, people got this confused with sales so when you went for a marketing job, you ended up doing telemarketing (God forbid) and door to door sales. Not exactly glamorous.
I got through University, just and then went working in hospitality for 8 years. Running a pizza restaurant with my father was tough but a great experience. At 25 I was at the cross roads in my life. No money, a degree that I didn’t want to use and a very very bad attitude to hard work. Finishing 4 years of University and then going to work? What was my father thinking? What I did know though, was that I wanted my own small business.
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