When I was about 10 years old, my mom and I started a small business making and selling crafts. I was really good at making brooches so I attended local fairs to sell my designs. I also was an avid reader and a huge fan of American Girl books, and I eventually sold enough brooches to purchase an American Girl doll.
I could have asked my parents to buy the doll for me but I figured that earning it myself would be so much more rewarding. I still have the doll.