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Trey started CBD Solutions in 2018. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on CBD Solutions?
At the time I started my business I was barely 20, not in school, and had been working random jobs while I figured out what I wanted to do.
> Just get up every day and start. Even the tiniest amount of effort is still so much more than most people ever put into their grand ideas. You get out of it what you put in.
I did video game carries, which basically means people paid me to beat video game levels for them. I thought I wanted to be a skydiving instructor, so I got my skydiving license. Even though I’m not a skydiving instructor now, I am glad I got my license because that is still really fun. I was ready to put in the work required to be financially independent and become my own boss, I just had no idea what route I was going to take to get there.
In February of 2018, I started working at a local CBD chain to save up for a trip to Spain that I had planned for that summer. When I started at that chain they had only 2 locations and they now have 75. Seeing this growth and the quality of the product sold made me realize the strong future there is in the emerging market of CBD. I finally saved up enough cash, and working at $10/hr, it took a while, but I was able to go on the trip.
When I left for Spain I knew I was ready to start something of my own. Luckily that trip to Spain wasn’t your boring tour group around Barcelona while getting wasted on overpriced sangria. What I went to Spain for is the Camino de Santiago, a more than 500-mile hike that crosses the entirety of northern Spain, from the northeast border with France to the Atlantic ocean on the west coast. On this trip I spent 36 days, walking up to 27 miles per day, crossing mountain ranges before breakfast. Long-distance hiking has been known since ancient times to be one of the best forms of meditation. From this trip, I gained the clarity of mind and the confidence I needed to start my own CBD company when I got back.
In July of 2018 when I returned, I was motivated and ready to hit the ground running on my CBD business, metaphorically of course, physically I was still limping from walking 500 miles. I began putting in the work, I was really in the perfect place for starting to build my business.
Contributors to this article:
- Pat Walls, Founder of Starter Story