Weekly Motivation

See below a short inspirational story about someone who was down on their luck and with very little means but with determination and persistence transformed himself into a giant in the industry.

Once, there was an older man, who was broke, living in a tiny house and owned a beat up car. He was living off of $99 social security checks. At 65 years of age, he decided things had to change. So he thought about what he had to offer. His friends raved about his chicken recipe. He decided that this was his best shot at making a change.

He left Kentucky and traveled to different states to try and sell his recipe. He told restaurant owners that he had a mouthwatering chicken recipe. He offered the recipe to them for free, just asking for a small percentage on the items sold. Sounds like a good deal, right?

Unfortunately, not to most of the restaurants. He heard NO over 1,000 times. Even after all of those rejections, he didn’t give up. He believed his chicken recipe was something special. He got rejected 1,009 times before he heard his first yes.

With that one success Colonel Hartland Sanders changed the way Americans eat chicken. Kentucky Fried Chicken, popularly known as KFC, was born.

Remember, never give up and always believe in yourself in spite of failure, rejection, or naysayers. You have the power to do anything you set your mind to and focus on!