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Did you know that you can be anything you want to be? Yes, it’s really true! Studying Stress Quotes show this to be the ultimate rags to riches story – – from homeless person to entrepreneur and multi millionaire.
In Pursuit of Happiness
The movie, “In Pursuit of Happiness” starring Will Smith is based on the true story of Chris Gardner. Chris lived for a time on the streets and once slept in a bathroom stall of a San Francisco train station with his 2 year old son.
Today Chris Gardner is a multi millionaire who now owns 3 homes and is Chief Executive of Gardner Rich & Co a multimillion dollar brokerage firm. He went from selling his own blood to buying Michael Jordan’s car. The desk in his Chicago office is made from a DC-10 tail wing and he also owns memorabilia from Muhammad Ali like boxing gloves and signed photographs. Gardner has the following advice for young people:
“One of the things young people always ask me about is what is the secret to success,” he says. “The secret is there is no secret. It’s the basics. Blocking and tackling. And more important than that, find something that you love. Something that gets you so excited you can’t wait to get out of bed in the morning. Forget about money. Be happy. That takes a certain amount of boldness to say, ‘This is what I like.’
“The money thing will come,” he says. “I know so many people who have so much more money than I. They are miserable. It is so important to be happy.”
John Paul Mitchell Systems
John Paul DeJoria, businessman, co-founder and spokesman of the hair care company “John Paul Mitchell Systems” was homeless twice in his early 20’s as a single father in Los Angeles. He collected coke bottles to survive.
In 1980 he joined forces with friend America’s most influential hair artist Paul Mitchell and launched their company with only $700. The signature packaging was black and white because they could not afford color.
Today John Paul Mitchell System is now approaching $200 million in sales yet had a stress quotes from John Paul Dejoria stating “We should have gone bankrupt perhaps 50 times during the first year”
Kentucky Fried Chicken
“Colonel” Harland Sanders businessman; founder-spokesperson of “Kentucky Fried Chicken” was also homeless at age 10 when his mother remarried and he left home due to problems with his stepfather. He was then homeless again as an adult sleeping in his car because he could not afford lodging while he was promoting his special fried chicken recipe that he was selling for a franchise licensing fee. Today KFC restaurants serve more than a billion dinners per year.
One thing these entrepreneurs have in common is making a difference and giving back. Chris Garner has contributed thousands of dollars to education. He is also focusing his attention on South Africa trying to raise a billion dollars to be invested there. John Paul DeJoria’s philosophy is “”success unshared is failure.”
Some of the organizations he works with include: Friends of Elk River, The Sovereign Dine’ Nation Weaving Collective, The AIDS Relief Fund for Beauty Professionals, Rescue Missions for the Homeless, The Earth Communications Office, PETA and The Rainforest Foundation.
Colonel Sanders contributed money to religious charities, hospitals, medical research, education, the Boy Scouts, Junior Achievement, and the March of Dimes.
So you see, obtaining your goals and going after your dreams is something anyone anywhere can achieve. With the right determination, skills and enthusiasm anyone can dare to dream. By looking up stress quotes of people who have been success you can feel inspired to dare to dream.
Your life is not about having low confidence, low self-esteem or having anxieties that put your stress levels through the roof.
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About The Author
Felix Nutter is the orignal pen name for Confidence Coach Jon Daniels. Find out how you can step up and speak out for what you really want from life by visiting www.stepupspeakout.co.uk