How about these Billionaires/Millionaires, all grade school drop outs!
- Anne Beiler, is a multimillionaire and the co-founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, high school drop out.
- Dave Thomas, billionaire founder of Wendy’s, high school drop out.
- Frederick Henry Royce, auto designer, multimillionaire co-founder of Rolls-Royce he dropped out of elementary school.
- Jimmy Dean, multimillionaire founder of Jimmy Dean Foods. High school drop out.
- Milton Hershey, founder of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate. He only has a 4th grade education.
- Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s. High school drop out.
- Simon Cowell, TV producer, music judge, American Idol, The X Factor, and Britain’s Got Talent. High school dropout.
- Walt Disney: Walt, regarded as the most influential animator because of his creativity with cartoons. He dropped out of high school at 16 and founded Walt Disney; a company which now has an annual revenue of about $30billion.
- Richard Branson founded Virgin in 1970 at the age of 20. He’s the only entrepreneur to have built eight separate billion-dollar companies in eight different industries — and he did it all without a degree in business and he was also a high school drop out!
“To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.” – Bill Gates
So you see, anyone one of us can be successful in life. It just all determines on how badly you want it. Wake up each day telling your self that you will create a productive day. Push yourself harder than the day before, step outside of your comfort zone. Talk to 10 more individuals then yesterday. We have to believe in ourselves because we do deserve it!
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
A few tips to run with:
- Don't do it if you don't love it: No one is going to believe you if you don't have a passion for what you are doing.
- Flood Your Mind with Positive Input: Positive thinking can go a long way for those who are looking to be more successful.
- Be visible and available: No one will know what you have to offer if you are not out there sharing the opportunity.
- Be a leader not a boss: A boss orders while a leader organizes.
- Change shouldn't be feared: Sometimes you have to take your things in a new direction because circumstances and opportunities have changed
- Set clear achievable goals: Choose the high road, the low road, or the one in the middle. Just be mindful of what works and what doesn't.
- Develop a love for learning: I've said it a few times, and I will say it a few more. Knowledge is power.
- Don't give up: When the tough gets going, don't be so quick to quit. Remember what Thomas Edison had once said?
“Thinking is the hardest work to do, that’s why so few people are engaged in it.” – Henry Ford
Until next time, everyone have a safe and fabulous 4th of July weekend.