There Are No Bounds
About the Book
Although my childhood was erratic, I was blessed with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and foster homes that took me in. If I hadn’t had them, I can’t imagine where I would be today. I made a decision at seventeen to join the coast guard and saw an entirely new world. That experience and the individuals I met in the business world who had faith in me made it possible for me to write this book.
About the Author
The odds of a high-school dropout becoming successful are slim at best. The odds of a high-school dropout becoming a multimillionaire are even slimmer. Wally Noel is a man who beat the odds and climbed out of poverty to become a successful businessman and entrepreneur. The journey was not easy. Wally, neglected by his alcoholic parents, lived with grandparents or relatives and in foster homes until he dropped out of high school and went to work in a shoe factory. From that moment on, Wally’s desire to succeed burned within him. He channeled his anger into action and joined the coast guard at seventeen, beginning his odyssey and receiving his first lessons in life on his own and in the value of hard work. After three years in the coast guard, Wally took any job he could find, determined to support his young wife and children in a way his parents had never supported him as a child. A series of jobs helped him discover what he was good at: sales. Wally’s ability to sell caught the attention of an investment banker who gave Wally a job and a chance to prove himself. Wally accepted his offer and never looked back. That job launched Wally into the world of business, and Wally parlayed that start into a business career that included his investment company, cattle ranches, oil exploration, commercial real estate, Pizza Hut and Papa John’s franchises, and the Out of Bounds restaurant in Fort Collins, Colorado. Wally found a way to learn while doing, and he experienced both the ups and downs in life along the way. Wally shares that journey with wit and wisdom and provides readers with insight about how they too can beat the odds and become successful.