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Harland Sanders: From Broke to Billionaire

 

 

"If you're going through hell,

keep going."

-Winston Churchill

 

At the age of 5 his father died.

 

At the age of 16 he quit school.

 

At the age of 17 he already lost four jobs.

 

At age 18 he got married. 

 

Between 18 and 22, he worked as a railroad conductor. . . and failed. He joined the army and was washed out. He applied for law school, he was rejected. He became an insurance sales agent, and failed. . . again.

 

At age 19, he became a father. At age 20, his wife left him, and took their daughter with her. 

 

He became a cook and dish washer at a small cafe.

 

He then attempted to kidnap his own daughter. . . and failed. But eventually he did convince his wife to return home. 

 

At age 65 he retired. His retirement check was $105. He did not know how he would provide for himself. 

 

So he decided to commit suicide. And fortunately, he failed at that as well.

 

When he sat under a tree to write his will, he instead began to write what he would have done with his life. He realized there was much more to be done that he still did not do. 

 

There was one thing he could do better than anyone he knew. That was how to cook.

 

He borrowed $87 against his check, and bought some ingredients, and fried up some chicken, using his recipe.

 

He went door to door to sell them to his neighbors.

 

Remember, at the age of 65 he was ready to commit suicide. By 88, Colonel Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, was a billionaire.  

 

It's never too late

to start all over again.

 

It's all about your attitude. Never give up, no matter how hard it gets. You have what it takes to be successful. Go for it, and make a difference. 

 

 

 

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