We hear it all the time.
"You're too young"
"You're too old"
What can they say about 2 very rich and successful entrepreneurs? One started really young. One started really old. One dead (because he was old). One alive (because he is very young). Both successful. Both rich.
You get my point.
Check these two people out... introducing: Mark Zuckerberg & Colonel Harland Sanders
Age when he became a billionaire: 23
5 Quick Quotes and What You Can Learn :
#1 "I'm not looking to take this money and go do a bunch of things with it immediately. We will continue looking at talent acquisition just as we had over the last period of time and if any make a lot of sense, then we'll surely go ahead and do..."
Mark Zuckerburg is true investor at heart. He became rich by improving the quality of lives for everyone. He didn't do what most young people with money do which was buy fancy cars and homes. No. Mark made a sacrifice to take the money he made and re-invest it into the business. A business with a mission. A mission to have the best people around him. Money was not his first priority. His priority was to be the best.
#2 "Advertising on the Web is less about just hitting someone with a message... It's about engagement [with that user]."
Mark Zuckerberg and his company Facebook was about connecting. They wanted to connect and engage with its customers. They strived to touch lives, not just sell them something. Are you touching lives?
#3 "We are working hard to build a service that everyone, everywhere can use, whether they are a person, a company, a president or an organization working for change."
The more the better, right? Facebook boasts 500 million users and growing. His mission to help everyone made him rich at a very young age. He thinks big. Don't just help 2 people, or even 10, how can you help millions?
#4 “Banks and lenders just need to be more responsible about whom they give credit cards to.”
He knew what he was talking about. For a 23 year old, he is very mature. He knows about responsibility. Are you responsible?
#5 “People are learning how to use the site and what's OK to share. As time goes on, people will learn what's appropriate, what's safe for them — and learn to share accordingly.”
Awww...sharing is caring, right? Well this new age of interaction helps people become more helpful to others. 2 heads are better than one. But you know what’s better than 2 heads... 500 million. Mark knew how to assemble a large crowd. Do you know how to attract a crowd? Are you sharing with this crowd? Openly and honestly?
Colonel Harland Sanders
Age when he became a millionaire: 74
5 Quick Quotes and What You Can Learn:
#1 “Don't be against things so much as for things.”
The Colonel was a wise man. He wasn't anti anything. He was for things. That means he is for wealth, for happiness, for love. What are you for?
#2 “I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.”
The Colonel and Mark shared something. They just said it differently. They both wanted to be the best. They want to give it their all. Are you giving it your all? Or are you just coasting by being comfortable?
#3 “You got to like your work. You have got to like what you are doing, you have got to be doing something worthwhile so you can like it -- because it is worthwhile, that it makes a difference, don't you see?”
Colonel Sanders loves what he did. If you love work it won't feel like work. Also, when you love what you do, it shows. And guess what? Your customers will love you for it.
#4 "It's finger lickin' good"
I think that quote speaks for itself. Is your product or service "finger lickin good." If not, you got some work to do.
#5 "There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do any business from there."
He wanted to leave a legacy. KFC franchise is still alive and kicking. It's growing even after Colonel Sanders passed away. Money wasn't the important thing to the Colonel, it was about giving something to the community. His rewards were the money. What are you giving to the community? What products or services are you contributing that are impacting lives?