"We don’t have the money"

  • Country superstar Shania Twain grew up poor. At 22, her parents were killed in a car crash. Her first CD bombed. Her second sold 9 million copies.

  • Nelson Mandela spent 30 years in prison before becoming the president of South Africa.

  • Tommy Hilfiger, the American designer, started his business by selling jeans from the trunk of his car.

  • In 1962, Decca Records wouldn’t give the Beatles a recording contract.

  • Twenty-three publishers rejected Theodore Geisel, "Dr. Seuss," before his first book was accepted.

  • Tom Clancy worked for many years as a low level U.S. defence analyst before becoming a mega-selling author.

  • Ruth Fertel had two small boys and a low paying job when her husband left. She mortgaged her house to start a small restaurant. Her chain of Ruth’s Chris Steak Houses is now nationally respected in the United States.

  • Ray Kroc was fifty-two when he bought the McDonald brothers’ hamburger stand and built it to what it is today

  • Colonel Sanders began his incredible worldwide chain of restaurants when he was in his mid-sixties.

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