November 5, 2012

Wanted Success

      There are a wealth of stories where persistence paid off. Sometimes after seemingly overwhelming odds.

    Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor company, was bankrupted several times before going on to become one of the wealthiest men of his time.

    Walt Disney was sacked from one position because he had 'no imagination!' Added to that were the many banks who said his idea simply wouldn't work. He should stick to creating cartoons.

    J. K. Rowling (Author of Harry Potter series) conceived the idea for the series on a train trip from Manchester to London in 1990. She's led a "rags to riches" life story, in which she progressed from living on social security to multi-millionaire status within five years. Now with an estimated net worth of over two hundred and thirty eight million pounds. (Over half a billion dollars) (source Wikipedia)

    Susan Boyle became an 'overnight celebrity' on Britain's Got Talent at the age of forty seven. She was another rags to riches story and after coming runner up in the final though she had missed her chance. Since then she has been following her passion around the world. Singing and delighting people. 

     The interesting thing about these men and women is that they never set out to 'make money.' It was the pursuit of a passion and persistence that saw them become 'wealthy' as a by-product.

     Too often when the focus is on 'making money' lack of results can lead to giving up (and usually just before they would have made it.)

     In Economic Vision the questions are asked; "what is it you enjoy doing or are good at?"  "Are there ways that it could provide an income outside of what you're already doing?" 

     Make a list of ideas you've thought of over the years and see if there's something that still fires your imagination. Then pursue it.

     Who knows where it will lead.

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