By George Joseph, EO Houston member and CEO of The Right Step and Spirit Lodge
I have always had a passion for business. Growing up, I would work fervently at my parent’s clothing stores, folding and re-folding clothes, ringing up customers and helping people pick out their wardrobes. Even as a child, I knew I wanted to be a successful business person— someone that made a difference in the lives of others. As I got older, that dream was put on hold. I grew up in a small town in South Louisiana, USA, where alcohol flowed like the nearby bayous and temptations ran rampant.