Sunday, April 20, 2008


I have recently started a new company with a brand new idea... and the turn out has been ok-- but not AMAZING, like I had hoped for and expected. I still believe in the idea with all my heart and know that it will succeed, but I was starting to get a little discouraged because I hadn't heard back from some of the people who I e-mailed regarding networking. That is when I remembered the story of Colonel Sanders and how he introduced the world to Kentucky Fried Chicken:

While hundreds of people have delicious recipes for chicken, Colonel Sanders was convinced he could make money from his recipe. At the age of 65, he decided to do something with it. He walked into a restaurant and told the owner that he would gladly give him his secret recipe for nothing if he would share the profits. A quick no was all he got.

Now, if Colonel Sanders 'expected' failure, he would've quit right then and there, saying to himself, " was worth a try." While that's what many do, not Colonel Sanders. Focusing on a positive outcome, he marched right into the next restaurant...and, just as quickly, got his second rejection.

Before I tell you how many rejections he heard let me ask you this. How many could you handle — 5 ...10... 50...100? Do you have what it takes to become optimistic after 500 people have looked you straight in the eye and said, "NO"? Could you keep on going after hearing 1000 NO's?

Colonel Sanders could! In fact he continued, undaunted, until person number 1,009 finally said, "YES". That's correct; 1,008 people said NO.

Amazing, isn't it?

And, if that is what it takes- then that is what it takes, and I will NOT stop, because that is how much I believe in me and my new business! I have got to remember that it takes time, and things may not transpire the way you had hoped- but they will transpire in time!

So, if you are ever discouraged, just remember Colonel Sanders story and how KFC came to be:) This can apply in any area- and not just business. So, make your dreams real!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Overcoming Fear!

Today's post is from a blog I frequent. Semi-charmed Wife, has done a post on Overcoming Fear, and I loved it so much, that I thought I would link her here, for all of you to go visit and read. Enjoy:)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Rudy, Rudy, RUDY!

I can almost hear the chanting in the stands! Can't you? What an amazing story... and if you have not seen Rudy, I highly suggest you go watch it right about, now:)

Rudy Ruettiger was one of the many people in "You've Got to Read This Book". Off the top of my head I can't recall which book was life-altering for him, but I do remember a quote he gave in his short essay- that could inspire anyone- especially coming from a man who has been there and done what was thought to be the impossible.

"To this day, they haven't made a movie about Joe Montana, one of the greatest
football players in the world- yet they made a movie about Rudy. Why? Because what people want to see- even more than the greatness in others- is the greatness possible in themselves. Every one of us uses our mind to create our life. My story can be your story- if you are willing to swim against the stream, fight against the odds, and believe you can be whatever you want to be. " - Rudy Ruettiger

So, there you have it. Straight from the mouth of Rudy Ruettiger! So, what are you waiting for??
Swim against that stream, fight against those odds, and MOST of all believe that YOU can be whatever YOU want to be.