10 People who didn’t immediately become successful
Do not worry if you can not find the trick. Success does not come instantly.
Many people in the region for 30 years critically examine their lives and realize that they had not time to do anything sensible. And in my head there is an intrusive thought that the time has gone, and now is to accept the situation.
We collected stories of ten people who argue that for new start is never too late, and success will come only later.
1.Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s
“In 1954 I was 52 years old. I had diabetes and arthritis. I cut out the gall bladder and most of the thyroid gland. But I believe in the future, “- so Ray Kroc recalled the fateful moment when he met the McDonald brothers.
In addition to numerous diseases, he was deaf and rich. Kroc was a successful businessman, but his company regularly have failed. When in 1954 it took him 15 thousand in cash to buy a license for the distribution of “McDonald’s”, no bank will give him credit. Had mortgaged the house and insurance, then he lived for 30 years and has earned 600 million.
2.Harland David Sanders (Colonel Sanders), KFC
The fate of the founder of the fast food chain: he lost his father, mother worked a lot, and from an early age, he was responsible for the food in the house. Besides, soon began to work (already 10 years), have tried many specialties, and with 12 he left home because not a relationship with his stepfather. We can say, Colonel Sanders – the embodiment of the American dream.
“I think that fried chicken – This dish is a symbol of American hospitality. That’s right – with a capital letter. And I do not care who sits at your table – the king, big shot or a simple man. Once you come to a guest, your business to feed him well “- so spoke Harland Sanders.
3.JK Rowling, author of the “Harry Potter”
The idea came from her novel in 1990, over the next seven years, she lost her job and was divorced and lived in poverty until she published the first novel series in 1997. Now she is the author of best selling in the UK, and for five years has gone from a life of poverty to the status of a multimillionaire.
4.Amancio Ortega, owner of Zara
Because of family poverty Amancio could not finish high school, and even the age of 13 started working at the store shirts . When he was 37 years old, Amancio opened its knitwear factory.
At first, he and his wife Rosalia sewed robes, nightgowns and lingerie in the living room of his house. Once the customer has canceled an order for a large batch of laundry, and to save the business, the couple decided to sell their own underwear. So in 1975 they appeared shop Zorba, Amancio was then 40 years old. And in 2012, Bloomberg acknowledged Ortega richest man in Europe – its holding company owns the textile brands Zara, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Oysho, Pull & Bear, Zara Home, Stradivarius.
5. Harrison Ford, actor and producer
In 1968, Harrison Ford starred in “Zabriskie Point”, but all the scenes with his participation was cut. After that, he decided to leave acting career and became a carpenter until he accidentally met George Lucas and invited to the shooting of the film “American Graffiti.” Harrison Ford at the time was 30 years old.
6.Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay
She was 45 years old when she decided to retire and write a book about women and business. In the process of writing a book turned into a business plan for its ideal company, and it was decided to sell products for skin care. In 1963, Mary Kay and her husband founded the company Mary Kay Cosmetics with a starting capital of $ 5,000.
“I wanted to create a company that would provide an opportunity for women – for every woman who has a family and raising children – the most control over their career,” – says Mary.
7.Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company
Born in a family of immigrants from Ireland, in his youth ran away from home and went to work in Detroit. Up to 36 years was a mechanical engineer in the company of Edison. The first car designed in 30 years, his own company founded only ten years later.
The greatest success came with the release of the company’s model Ford T in 1908, Henry Ford at the time was 45 years old.
8.Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox
Ursula was born in a disadvantaged neighborhood in Manhattan – Lower East Side and spent her childhood in the “Baruch houses” – houses for the poor. She was educated and in 1980 came to an internship at the company Xerox. And in 2009, Ursula was the CEO and the first black woman to head a US corporation.
9.Sheldon Adelson, founder of the Las Vegas Sands
Left school with 12 years and the only not doing: selling newspapers, selling soap, shampoo and towels in hotels, set up a company with his brother Lenny De-Ice-It sprays on sale with the car defroster, worked as a mortgage broker. Even in his own father dizzy from the spectrum of business interests budding young men, “Sheldon – used to say the old Boston taxi driver – you are like horse manure – you’re everywhere!”.
First, he created a computer exhibition in Las Vegas, and in 1988 established the corporation Las Vegas Sands – the world’s largest casino. At that time he was 55 years old.
10.Manoj Bhargava, founder of 5-Hour Energy
Came to the US and became a businessman – founded the company, which produces energy 5-Hour Energy. His name is linked to a major scandal because of the harmful effects of drinks, but the story is not about that. Just imagine how he was able to move his life in another dimension of becoming a billionaire recluse.