Bob Anderson is happily married to a beautiful, supportive and generous soul. It's not an accident that the most successful years of his career have been the last 7, since he met his wife. Her undying support and unwavering confidence, has helped Bob to take risks his career that he would never have taken otherwise. He became a husband and father at 18, and again at 22. Having kids at a young age, combined with his lack of education forced him to focus heavily on his career.
To get any sort of next level opportunity, he had to be head and shoulders above the competition. It has inspired him to be the first one in and the last one out most days at work.
He wanted to know how to do anything and everything. If anybody from any department called out sick, he wanted the call to cover their shift. He had a family to support and was making minimum wage, so every hour on the clock helped! As he got deeper into his career, that work ethic and "education" usually set him apart from the rest.
He wasn't always comfortable in his shirt and tie at first because deep down, his corporate "upbringing" was sweatpants and boots. That made him relatable to most of his teams through the years. He was one of them – and if he could get here, then so could they. It gave him credibility that most of his peers didn't have, and it's also why he had 14 Managers of his grow to the District manager level and beyond, and hundreds of stockers and cashiers become Assistant and Store managers.