Wednesday, 20 July 2016

A Short But Yet Powerful And Intriguing Story About The Founder Of KFC Empire


You know this face right? If you don't, you are atleast well acquainted with the animated picture, right? Well if you aren't...not to worry. Let me quickly remind you. The animated face is the popular face on KFC logo. It now rings a bell right?

This face you are looking at is the face of the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) empire. Who by the way is a billionaire *Winks*

But it wasn't all gold for him at first. Why don't we read together an inspiring and very powerful biography about this billionaire shall we?

''At age 5 his father died.
At age 16 he quit school.
At age 17 he had already lost four jobs.
At age 18 he got married.
Between ages 18 and 22, he was a railroad conductor and failed.
He joined the army and washed out there.
He applied for law school he was rejected.
He became an insurance sales man and failed again.
At age 19 he became a father.
At age 20 his wife left him and took their baby daughter.
He became a cook and dishwasher in a small cafe.
He failed in an attempt to kidnap his own daughter, and eventually he convinced his wife to return home.
At age 65 he retired.
On the 1st day of retirement he received a check from the Government for $105. He felt that the Government was saying that he couldn’t provide for himself.

He decided to commit suicide, it wasn’t worth living anymore; he had failed so much.
He sat under a tree writing his will, but instead, he wrote what he would have accomplished with his life. He realized there was much more that he hadn’t done.
There was one thing he could do better than anyone he knew. And that was cook.
So he borrowed $87 against his check and bought and fried up some chicken using his recipe, and went door to door to sell them to his neighbors in Kentucky. Remember at age 65 he was ready to commit suicide.
But at age 88 Colonel Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Empire was a billionaire.
Moral of the story: It’s never too late to start all over.
You have what it takes to be successful. Go for it and make a difference''.

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  1. Wow! Upon he was old....he still fulfilled destiiny

  2. Determination, hardwork and grace

  3. Really nice story,lesson of the day,Never give up.

  4. That is what determination is all about. Thanks for this post


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