Tariq Farid says his family would “still be struggling” if they were in Pakistan. Instead, they opened a flower shop in Connecticut and Tariq later became the CEO of the very successful Edible Arrangements.

Farid moved to the United States at the age of 12 with his parents and five siblings. He began working at odd jobs right away.

A lady who lived down the street told him, “Honey, keep working this hard and you’ll be a millionaire by the time you’re 35.” That stuck with him.

There are now more than 1,100 Edible Arrangements stores worldwide, with combined revenues of about $422 million.

(READ the full story from Inc.)

Photo by John Phelan with CC license – Story tip from Noman Minai

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