I've been a hard worker my whole life. My dad started teaching me the value of earning a dollar and the benefits of a good work ethic by paying me to run. When I was a young girl I had what you might call an attention problem. I couldn't be relied upon to focus on any one thing for very long before my mind was racing and my attention was off to other more important subjects like whether or not my cat needed to be put in the refrigerator because it most certainly had to be hot underneath all that fur. So to help me with my lack of attention span my dad began to challenge me to running contests. He would pay me $.50 for each mile I ran up to ten miles. If I reached the ten mile mark he would then change that $.50 to a whole dollar...read more.