A former accountant from Indiana is now trying to be recognized for his “career-saving” work.
In a video posted on Facebook, the man, who goes by the name of Mark, shows how he saved hundreds of dollars on hotel bills and used that money to buy his first car.
“It was all in my head.
I’m not a bad person,” he said.
“I’m not the type of person to give up.”
The video has been viewed more than 200,000 times since it was uploaded on Sunday.
The former accountant, who also goes by Mark in the video, had been planning to retire at the end of the year.
He started working at his father’s firm after his brother died of cancer.
“For some reason, I had this urge to do something with my life,” he told ABC News.
“My brother was a very, very tough guy and he died of a heart attack, and my dad was not a good person to die for, so I thought I’d make some money to give him a funeral,” he explained.
“Then I realized that I could actually save a lot of money in the process.”
Mark had been working in accounting for a number of years before he decided to make money and started his own accounting firm.
“When I was younger, I was the kind of guy who would take a job and go home and play video games,” he added.
“But now, I am the kind that takes care of my family.
“I want to thank my dad for giving me the passion for this business. “
So now I’m going to do that and I’m gonna save the world.”
“I want to thank my dad for giving me the passion for this business.
My father was a real fighter.
And that’s what he meant when he said, ‘I will fight for you, but only if you give me your money.’ “
He always told me to never give up.
“And he never gave up on me.” “
My dad had a lot to teach me,” he continued.
“And he never gave up on me.”
ABC News’ Matthew Stiles contributed to this report.