You Can Have Your Own Decisions
Putting a high emphasis on autonomy in my whole life, I decided in my childhood that I did not want to be an employee. I wanted to make decisions and take the responsibilities.
I was only five when I regularly woke up at 5 a.m. to take care of the cow, my father entrusted me to look after. When I became a school-age child, I was able to get some pocket money from the price of the milk sold. I was interested in trading more than anything else. I was fascinated by commercial tactics, what and where I could buy or sell. I took risks - which sometimes paid off, sometimes not; however, the balance was always settled.
I was among the first to sell hamburgers and waffles in Hungary. I also experimented with soaps and bath salts, even meeting Anita Roddick, the Body Shop founder, in England. I tried everything that promised to be profitable. I was even a primary producer as a grower of roses.
Today, I’m the owner of a factory with facilities spanning 10 000 m2, providing jobs for nearly 300 people at Felföldi Confectionery Ltd. Have you decided yet: follower or leader?