I’m sure you’ve heard the notion hard work pays off. A new acquaintance of mine recently said that any vision is within reach as long as someone works hard to achieve it. I’m here to share my story and try to explain that it takes much more than hard work to achieve success. My name is Max Glikman. I’m a first-generation American and an immigrant from the Soviet Union. I’m a white, cisgendered, straight male. I’m 33 years old. I earn more than 92% of my fellow Americans. I’m not a celebrity or an influencer, just a regular guy. I…

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