What if your business went so far in the tank you had to eat dog food to survive? Hmm…these days dogs have it pretty good. So, I’m not so sure that would be the worst thing. But back in 1921 things were way different. And a young entrepreneur in Kansas City saw his dreams crushed so much he had to survive on dog food.
And his challenges were just getting started.
Just when he’d start to gain some momentum, something or someone would pull the rug out from under him. Then, he’d have to start all over. And that cycle continued into the 1930’s and even into the 1940’s.
But even when it seemed all hope was lost, he never gave up. He kept going back to the drawing board. Literally. Because I’m talking about Walt Disney.
Yeah, a guy whose dreams were crushed enough to make most people give up.
But through the worst times, Walt never lost sight of his vision. And he kept working on better ways to tell a story and better ways to animate characters that could tell it. Maybe you’ve heard of some of his famous characters…
Huey, Dewey, and Louie
Chip n Dale
Humphrey the Bear
Ludwig von Drake, and of course
Those are all famous characters audiences have enjoyed for decades. And they wouldn’t have existed at all if Walt Disney had ever given up after his dreams were crushed or his hopes were shattered.
But, like I said, Mr. Disney had a strong vision. He knew exactly what he wanted to do. And he never let the challenges break his focus or his spirit. I mean, I’m sure he must’ve had his moments of doubt, when he was all alone in his room. Who wouldn’t?
But the point is, he kept his eyes on the prize.
And that’s in spite of being told by MGM Studios that a mouse on a giant screen wouldn’t work because it would terrify women. And The Three Little Pigs wouldn’t work because there weren’t enough characters in the cartoon. But I’m sure you know, unless you’re from another planet, that Mickey Mouse became one of the most famous cartoon characters of all time.
And guess what? Those three little pigs were so successful they played in one theater so long that the owner put up a poster of them with long, white beards.
Walt Disney’s biography is a good read for any entrepreneur who’d like some inspiration to keep pushing forward. And I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how famous his name is now.
But getting back to that vision part. I discovered, over 20 years ago, what a crucial role your vision plays in whether or not you’ll be able to stick with it and pursue your dreams. And that’s why I spend a lot of time showing clients and students how to define their vision.
It’s also one of the sections of my upcoming course about System Thinking from RondaReady YOUniversity. It’s based on the System I developed way back when. So, there’s over 20 years of proof behind it. Business owners have grown from 5 figures incomes to 6 and from 6 figures incomes to 7. And I’m creating this course especially to help younger people who are just getting ready to go out into the real world.
Because real life requires real skills.
And the best real skills need System Thinking. So…
I’m gonna offer this new course at a substantial discount only to those who get my daily emails. And that’ll only be for the first few days when I launch and release it.
So, be sure to get your email address into the list for my free emails to know when you can get it for someone you love. Someone you wanna help get Ready for that big, bad world out there.
And if you’re already a subscriber, keep your eyes peeled for the offer, and…