Often when people look at the successful people in the world, they see their riches and how they have it good, but most people forget to consider the journey they had to take to achieve their current success and status quo. While some are family riches, others have earned it as a result of their efforts hence inspiring
Take for instance the co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems and Patron Spirits, he was homeless at two instances in his life, at the age 22 while with a two-year-old. The second time he slept in his car for two weeks while starting his hair care business. The business is now worth $900 million-a-year. His word of advice, be prepared for rejection. When you get many no’s, be more enthusiastic, knock on more doors
Mark Cuban, who is known for his investments, and owning the Dallas Mavericks is the founder of micro-solutions and broadcast.com. He started off living with five other guys in a three-bedroom apartment and didn’t have his bed. He was earlier fired from a PC company for not telling anyone he was going to lunch to try to close a deal. His advice, do work you expect results and not that from others.
In the entertainment business, Tyler Perry, known for his movies and writing today, spent all his money on the making of his play ‘I know I’ve been changed’ back in 1998. The play was a failure, and Tyler ended up with nothing and living on the street. However, he went on to show the play in churches and worked in construction until his big break. Years later he directed and starred in countless box office hits and ended up as the most paid man in entertainment in 2011, making 4130 million that year alone
At only six months in College, the late Steve Jobs quit school. He felt that it was too costly for him. While living with his parents, he started Apple at the age of 20, while in his parent’s garage. At the age of 30, the board of directors fired him from his company. It was then that he started Next and Pixar and eventually returned to Apple after it bought NeXT. His advice, don’t lose hope, one thin lead to another. As such, if he hadn’t been fired at first, he wouldn’t have achieved as much as he did
Li Ka-Shing is now the world’s richest East Asian, who happened to quite a school at the age of 15. At the same age, his dad was diagnosed with tuberculosis, and he died when he was still a teenager.Later he started his company, Cheung Kong Industries, and today has fully ventured in different business industries.