“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t”
– Thomas Edison
(KFC founder) dropped out in the sixth grade. He was rejected 1009 times before finding a taker for his chicken recipe. At what age? 65!!!
IMAGINE: If he decided it was too late in his life.
He was turned down 302 times before getting financing for his idea of Walt Disney World.
IMAGINE: If he gave up at 302.
She used to be a figure skater and a fashion editor. At age 40, she got married and designed her own wedding dress. After that, she decided that she wanted to launch her first collection.
IMAGINE: If she never had the courage to change career paths.
He started out selling ties, and convinced the company he was working for at the time to let him come up with his own line. Initially, he tried selling his line to Bloomingdales, who said that the only way they would buy was if he made his ties thicker and removed his logo. This was a huge company to sell to, but under these circumstances, he declined. A few weeks later, they called him back and said they couldn’t find any ties that were like his, and would buy them as is.
IMAGINE: If he had agreed to the first offer. Would his brand be what it is today?
Passionate about something? It’s never too late to start.
Rejected 1000 times? What if 1001 is it?
Passion & Persistence are key.