This week, I wanted to share a story of determination and a desire to be unstoppable, regardless of what life throws your way. Have you ever heard of John Paul DeJoria? He was born into poverty in Los Angeles and started his business life selling Christmas cards and newspapers before the age of ten. He also spent time in a gang. The path ahead looked disastrous for DeJoria, as he found himself homeless. But, instead of following that path, and giving up, he created John Paul Mitchell Systems using a $700 loan. He lived out of his car and sold shampoo door-to-door. Today, his hair care product line is one of the most successful in America. I hope this inspires you to be UNSTOPPABLE in your journey this week. Make it a great one! I’m here if you need anything!
Something to Think About:
We could all use some of Paul Dejoria’s determination and positivity. I love this story because Dejoria didn’t make any excuses. He easily could have used his homelessness as a reason not to start a business, but he didn’t let anything stop him—and you shouldn’t either. Everyone hits a bump or two in the road. Never lose sight of what is important, and what your goals are. If you continue to push yourself through hard times (or a rough quarter or two) you will reap the reward in the long run.
As we come towards the end of the year, reach out to your clients and customers and let them know how very much you appreciate their loyalty. They are the reason for your success.
Words of Wisdom:
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there. – Zig Ziglar
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. – Vince Lombardi
The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed. – Henry Ford
Every brand isn’t for everybody, and everybody isn’t for every brand. – Liz Lang
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. – Beverly Sills