Have you seen the meme doing the rounds about Colonel Sanders, the creator of KFC?
Each time I see it, it gets more and more extravagant. But here’s the truth…
The Colonel became a cook as a child, because his mother was regularly absent. When he was a bit older, he shuffled between being a farmer, streetcar conductor, soldier, fireman, lawyer, insurance salesman, steamboat operator, secretary, lighting manufacturer, hotel owner, restauranteur and a number of other jobs.
It seemed he got bored of jobs pretty quickly. Hey, I know the feeling 😉
He first started to build an identity on fried chicken, when he was running a service station with his mistress, who later became his second wife.
But it wasn’t until he was in his 60’s that he started to seriously develop the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise.
About ten years later, KFC was one of the biggest international fast food chains. and he sold it for $2 million, which would be around $15 million these days.
Not a billionaire, like the meme claims, but pretty comfortable.
The real story, for me, is far more inspirational than the made-up facts being shared across the internet, because it proves one thing…
It doesn’t matter what age you are, you can still have success if you have the drive to achieve it.
And that applies to both the young and the old.
Don’t trade your dreams in because of your age. You can do whatever you want to, whenever you want to, if you believe in yourself.
This is how I made my dreams come true.