Staying on a Winning path requires W O R K. Did you know that Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team? Michael was refused a scholarship at North Carolina State. Tom Brady was the 199th pick in the NFL draft. Six quarterbacks were picked before Brady. Both Jordan and Brady willed and worked their way to become winners. You have the same option. Becoming a winner. It is what you DO that makes the difference. This is true in sports, in relationships, and in making opportunity a reality. Take a moment to grade yourself on each of these three characteristics that we observe in people who have “made it”:
Believe in Themselves
Follow Their Passion
Refuse to Quit
What do you think? Ever see a course offered in any of those three “subjects” at any level of education? I haven’t. I am one of those people who is over-schooled and under-educated. I admit that I have had ups and downs. With the advantage of hindsight, I know my “downs” occurred when I was not passionately involved in my current interest. All three of the above characteristics are part of commitment. Commitment must be unfailing. What does all of that come to? Winning is ALL up to you. Your future is always in your hands. That’s the good news. The only bad news possibly occurs if you do not fully engage with belief, passion and steadfastness.
As you guide and drive your existing or future home based business, be absolute in your commitment to make your dreams come true by continually refining your:
Take a page out of Marine Corps winning ways on what to do when everything goes wrong:
History says it works!
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Home Based Business Doc helps you look out the window into your future. What is your goal? Be self-sufficient? Provide for your loved ones? Make a name for yourself? Make a difference empowering the dream of others? Leave a legacy?
This post has three objectives:
Establish you as a home-based business on a basis you can afford
Provide a structure to follow that will deliver the rewards you need
Show you the proof that diligent work can deliver amazing rewards
Take a moment to review the names of these HomeBasedBusinessDoc favorite success stories:
Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com in 1994 as an online bookstore. At the time, it was completely run out of his garage in Bellevue, Washington.
Jeff sold his first book in July 1995 and issued his IPO two years later in 1997.
Today, Amazon it’s the world’s largest online retailer.
Address: 10704 NE 28th, Bellevue, Washington
In 1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, ages 21 and 26 respectively, started Apple Computers by selling 50 units of Wozniak’s Apple I Computer at $500 each to a local retailer. Jobs took the purchase order to a parts distributor and ordered the parts. “The Steves” and their small team hand-built the 50 computers in 30 days from a garage in Cupertino, CA.
Today, Apple is the most valuable technology company in the world.
Address: 2066 Crist Dr, Los Altos, California
About 45 minutes down the road from Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, is a house in Los Angeles, where The Walt Disney Company got its start.
In 1923, the house belonged to Walt Disney’s uncle, Robert Disney. Walt and his brother Roy moved in with their uncle and set up “The First Disney Studio” in that one-car garage out back. The Alice Comedies which was part of the original Alice’s Wonderland were filmed there.
Today, Disney is the highest-grossing media conglomerate in the world.
Address: 4651 Kingswell Ave, Los Angeles, California
As Stanford Graduate students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin started what’s now known as Google from Susan Wojcicki’s garage in September 1998.
Before long, the project was interfering with their schoolwork. They tried to sell it to Excite for $1 million. Excite rejected the offer. Google is the most trafficked website in the world.
Address: 232 Santa Margarita Ave, Menlo Park, California
#5 Harley Davidson
In 1901, 21-year-old William S. Harley drew up plans for a small engine to power a bicycle.
Over the next two years, Harley and his childhood friend, Arthur Davidson, built their motor-bicycle out of their friend’s 10 by 15-foot wooden shed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was the equivalent of a garage because they didn’t have cars.
They officially founded Harley-Davidson in 1903. Today, it’s the most well-known motorcycle brand in the world.
Address: Somewhere in northern Milwaukee, Wisconsin
In 1939, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard founded HP in Packard’s garage with an initial investment of $538.
Their first product was an audio oscillator and one of their first customers was Walt Disney, who purchased eight oscillators to develop the sound system for the movie Fantasia.
The HP Garage in Palo Alto is known as the birthplace of Silicon Valley. HP is now one of the largest companies in the world.
Address: 367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, California
#7 Lotus Cars
In 1948, at the age of 20, Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman started Lotus Cars by building the first Lotus racing car in stables behind The Railway Hotel in Hornsey, North London. Chapman used a 1930s Austin Seven and a power drill to build the Lotus Mark I.
Today Lotus Cars is one of the premier racing car manufacturers in the world.
Address: 472 Hornsey Rd, London N19 4EF, United Kingdom
In 1950, Tony Maglica moved from his war-torn home of Croatia back to America. Knowing very little English, he settled in Los Angeles and took jobs wherever he could find them.
In 1955, after saving $125, Tony put a down-payment on his first lathe. He started working out of a Los Angeles area garage to manufacture precision parts. He incorporated Mag Instrument in 1974 and released their first flashlight in 1979.
Today, Maglite is the standard issue flashlight for all police officers in the US.
Address: Somewhere in Los Angeles, California
Harold “Matt” Matson and Elliot Handler founded Mattel out of a garage in Southern California as a picture frame company in 1945. To get the most out of their materials, they started using picture frame scraps to create dollhouses.
Soon their dollhouses were selling better than their picture frames so they turned their emphasis to toys.
Today Mattel, Inc. is the highest-grossing toy company in the world.
Address: Somewhere in Southern California
#10 Yankee Candle Company
In 1969, at 16 years old, Michael Kittredge made his scented candles in his parent’s garage out of melted crayons as a gift for his mother. The neighbors took notice and expressed interest in buying Kittredge’s candles. Soon, he started mass-producing them.
Four years later, Kittredge outgrew the garage so he moved the Yankee Candle Company to an old mill in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Today, Yankee Candle is the largest manufacturer of scented candles in the US.
Address: Somewhere in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
Our introductory post was written by researcher Nick Tart. Whether your vision of a Home Based Business is earning some extra money or growing an enterprise, it IS possible. You have just read the proof that start-ups the size of acorns can grow into proverbial oak trees.
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