Khloe Kardashian

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After a trying handful of years, Khloe Kardashian is arguably in her best personal state to date. However, as she details herself, getting to this point was a "spiraling" battle.

Before she was busy Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the 31-year-old reality star was struggling with her sisters to keep their newfound fashion venture called DASH afloat. 

"There were months we couldn't pay our bills, and the store didn't turn a profit for years," Kardashian wrote on her website

At the time, the blond beauty was still coping with the loss of her father, Robert Kardashian, after he passed away from cancer at 59 years old. 

"After my dad died in 2003, I was partying all the time, drinking a lot and sleeping in every morning," she continued. "[Kourtney Kardashian] saw that I was spiraling and wanted to give me responsibility and a reason to wake up in the morning, so she told me I was going to help her run her new store."

Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Dash Store, 2006

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Their family business was far from an overnight success like many of their projects today. Instead, the star revealed the store only broke even for nearly seven years. While the sisters did their homework—studying business books from Barnes & Noble—operating the store was just a three-man band operation. 

"The three of us bought all our own inventory, cleaned the store, did our own taxes—everything," Khloe continued. "We really fended for ourselves and somehow we just learned."

To make up for the lack of profit, Khloe and Kourtney cut costs by sharing an apartment down the street from the store and didn't own any cars—a far cry from the lavish lives they lead today. 

"We'd either walk to work or get rides from our friends," Khloe admitted. "Eventually, it paid off. People think that my sisters and I didn't have to work for our money, but we did!"

As for her dad, Khloe is certain the sisters followed his lead. 

"It was really important to my dad that we knew the value of hard work and took responsibility for our own success," she wrote. "I think my dad would be really proud of us."

Tune in to a brand new episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians on Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. only on E!

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