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How a Classic Children's Book Motivates an Entrepreneur to Chug Through Challenges For one entrepreneur, 'The Little Engine That Could' takes on a whole new meaning.

By Jenna Dunaway

This story appears in the June 2018 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Scot Lerner

Since I was little, I've always had an entrepreneurial spirit. I used to take a wagon around the neighborhood and do roving garage sales. I always had this desire to do something.

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As an adult, I tried lots of things, but nothing clicked. I taught. I worked at State Farm. I even went to law school. I met my husband there, but otherwise it was torture. I hated it.

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