How to Succeed at Anything, No Matter What! Success
Internships have been cut by 22% in 2009.
California unemployment is expected to reach 13% by the end of 2009. Unemployment for high school and college grads is at an all time high.
The cost of living has increased while wages have decreased. Many Californians have had to take furlough, making it impossible to make ends meet.
Cost of education has sky rocketed causing many to postpone further education.
Financial resources are limited:
financial aid and student loans are less accessible due to the financial crisis.
I don’t know anyone who can help me!
There is almost 7 Billion people on this earth to tap into!
It is our connections with each other that leads to success!
Vincent van Gogh
Sadly, Vincent rarely if ever networked with others. During his life time Vincent only ever sold one of his 2000 art pieces. He suffered from extreme loneliness, depression and frustration. Vincent committed suicide in 1890, he was 37. In 1990 this 1890 van Gogh sold for $82.5 Million Pablo Picasso 1881-1973 Experienced severe poverty in early life. Pablo had a great passion for art as did Vincent, but realized the value of networking with others. At age 26 Pablo had his own gallery space. During the course of his life Pablo sold 1000’s of art pieces. The Pablo estate was valued at $50 Million in 1973.
Apple Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak Wozniak had shown Jobs his simple built computer machine. This impressed Jobs and he believed he could sell the machine for a profit. It was Wozniak’s computer engineering abilities combined with Job’s marketing abilities that led to what we now know as Apple, Inc. In 2008, Apple had reported revenues of $33.04Billion and profits of $11.15Billion annually.
Dixie Chicks Martie & Emily Erwin Natalie Maines The Dixie Chicks started with sisters Martie and Emily Erwin who played music on the street corners of Dallas for small change. The sisters later met and invited Natalie Maines to join their country music rock group. As of 2009 the Dixie Chicks have won 13 Grammy awards with over 30.5 million in record sales for their first three albums.
Dolce and Gabbana D&G Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana This world famous design duo met while working as assistants at an atelier in Milan. Sharing a strong passion for fashion, they made their name together in 1985 when Milano Collezioni invited them to take part in a fashion show launch. By 1997, their company had a reported turnover of ₤400Million.
Google Sergey Brin and Larry Page Google started in 1996 as a research project by Page while he was undertaking his PhD at Stanford University. Page was joined by Sergey Brin, also a Stanford University PhD student. Together they created the largest and most popular search engine in history. In 2006 Google reported an advertising revenue of US$10.492Billion and in March 2009 Google’s market cap was reported at $103.15Billion.
Martin Siegfried & Roy Horn Siegfried and Roy Both had fathers who were abusive alcoholics and soldiers of Hitler’s army. Determined to leave their difficult pasts behind them, Siegfried and Roy had taken positions to work on the same ocean liner. On the ocean liner they met and discovered they shared a passion and desire to perform their magic before live audiences. This connection would lead them to achieving the most sold out, gross profit producing show in Vegas history with an annual payment of $36Million per year. “ To rise above what seems to be impossible, one must first believe.”
The Big Question?
How do I connect with others where together we can achieve each others dream?
The Answer is:
Lastly, Never Ever Give Up On Your Dreams! Where there’s a will, there is a way!
Thomas Edison Inventor “ I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
Invented the phonograph, motion picture
camera, and the electric light bulb.
Edison was quoted as saying it would take a
matter of a few weeks to invent the light bulb.
It is said he tried over 6,000 different
carbonized plant fibers, looking for a carbon
filament for his light bulb. During one of his
experiments, Edison’s laboratory was destroyed
by an explosion.
Henry Ford loaned Edison the money to build a new laboratory.
Edison succeeded where others had failed. Edison chose to look at the big picture and created a lighting system including wiring, plugs, connectors, to operate more than one light bulb at once.
Thomas Edison held a world record of 1093 patents for inventions.
J.K Rowling Harry Potter
Born and raised in England, Joanne started
writing fantasy stories when she was 6 years old.
Her first story, Rabbit, was filled with interesting
characters such as a large bee called Miss Bee.
Eventually she graduated from school to become a
bilingual secretary in French. She found it difficult to
remain attentive and often would write ideas for stories than taking notes.
Joanne married and had daughter. The marriage eventually ended in divorce, that caused Joanne to suffer from major depression to the point she even contemplated suicide, she was unemployed and living off welfare.
Despite her suffering Joanne became determined to write. Her writings in the summer of 2000, had reportedly earned over $400 million for her first three Harry Potter books, which have been printed in 35 languages and sold over 30 million copies.
She is now known as the most successful writer in the world with the most sales in the shortest amount of time.
Raised on a farm near Marceline, Missouri, Walt
became interested in drawing at an early age,
selling his first sketches to neighbors when he
was only seven years old.
At 16 Walt was sent to France to drive an
ambulance for Red Cross, the ambulance was
covered stem to stern in Disney cartoons.
At 21 Walt had started to create “The Alice
Comedies”, he ran out of money, and went bankrupt.
Walt and his brother Roy pooled all their resources together. They obtained a loan for $500 to set up shop in their uncles garage. Shortly, after they received an order from New York and expanded.
Walt wanted to create the “Happiest Place on Earth” known as Disneyland. Walt was turned down 302 times before he got financing.
Today, due to his persistence, millions of people have shared in ‘the joy of Disney’.
Disneyland Walt Disney “ All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.”