Kyle's timing was bad. Just when he was starting his career, the economy tanked. Kyle knew he needed more than thinking happy thoughts and working hard to build a career in that environment. He needed to know his real value to represent it when opportunity came knocking. Each day he worked in the fast-food restaurant, he focused on achieving his Value-Added Outputs. The confidence he gained through visibly seeing his success gave him the competence to move into the law profession, supported by a scholarship acceptance into a highly-rated university.