Many people, after reaching a certain age threshold, think that no cardinal changes can occur further in their lives. And thanks to this opinion, they limit themselves, asking themselves the wrong programs. But, at any age, a person has a chance to achieve dizzying success.
It takes faith and perseverance.
Getting out of the comfort zone into the open ocean is more difficult for an adult than for a child. If you are still capable of this, a small person lives in you according to your passport, but a very adult in essence.
- Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s. Until the age of 52, he sold paper cups.
He was 52 years old and had diabetes and arthritis. Ray Kroc had his gallbladder and most of his thyroid gland cut out. But he believed in the future.
In addition to numerous illnesses, he was deaf and not rich. Croc was a well-known businessman, but all of his businesses regularly collapsed. When he needed 15,000 in cash in 1954 to buy out the McDonald’s distribution license, no bank gave him a loan.
He had to mortgage the house and insurance, after which he lived for another 30 years and earned 600 million.
- Harland David Sanders (Colonel Sanders), KFC. At the age of 40, he came up with the idea of cooking fried chicken for the visitors of his gas station.
The fate of the founder of a chain of fast food restaurants is interesting: he lost his father early, his mother worked a lot, and from an early age he was responsible for food in the house. In addition, he started working early (at the age of 10), tried many specialties, and at 12 he left home, because the relationship with the stepfather did not work out.
- Sheldon Adelson, founder of Las Vegas Sands. Until 30 years old sold shampoos and glass liquids
What he did not do: he sold newspapers, sold soap, shampoo and wipes to hotels, founded De-Ice-It with his brother Lenny to sell sprays with an automobile defroster, worked as a mortgage broker.
Even his own father was dizzy from the spectrum of business interests of a promising young man: “Sheldon,” the old Boston taxi driver used to say, “you are like horse dung – you are everywhere.”
First, he created a computer exhibition in Las Vegas, and in 1988 he founded the Las Vegas Sands Corporation – the world’s largest casino. At that time he was 55 years old.
- Andrea Bocelli, singer. Until the age of 33, he played the piano in bars.
At the age of 12, he completely went blind, all his life he dreamed of becoming an opera singer. To do this, he went to Turin, where he studied vocals with the famous tenor, earning money in the evenings for piano lessons in various groups.
In 1992, Andrea successfully auditioned for the Italian rock star Zucchero. After that, the demo of the song gets to Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea’s career goes uphill. Now he is a renowned performer and popularizer of opera music.
How important it is not to be confined to what you have learned. How important it is to continue looking for yourself until you find your Business.
The work should be such that, waking you up at night, you enjoy insomnia and do your job with a smile and for a sweet soul.