"No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist."
-J. Paul Getty
Background and Challenges:
- He was born on October 5, 1902 in Oak Park, Illinois to Rose and Louis Kroc. Rose was a competent pianist and encouraged her son to develop a love for music.
- He demonstrated an entrepreneurial trait when he started a music store with his friend, which went under due to lack of capital.
"Every great improvement has come after repeated failure. Virtually nothing comes out right the first time. Failures, repeated failures, are the posts on the road to achievement." –Charles Franklin Kettering
Anthony Robbins has become one of the top inspirational speakers in the world. He has been considered an authority on the psychology of leadership, organizational turnaround and even peak performance. He’s a humanitarian and has been able to transform the lives of many individuals to include a higher quality of living.
“Our lives improve only when we take chances – and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves,” -Walter Anderson.
- Was commissioned to design and build the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan.
“When you're part of a team, you stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad because they'd do the same for you. “ Yogi Berra
- He was selected in the first round of the 1967 NBA draft and won two NBA titles throughout his 13 year career.
“We lift ourselves by our thought; we climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always, everywhere – your ideal of what you long to attain – the ideal of health, efficiency, success.” Orison Swett Marden (1850 – 1924)
- He never attended college because of his mother’s illness and an accident in which he lost a number of teeth while playing hockey in high school.
“I believe that one of life's greatest risks is never daring to risk”. Oprah Winfrey
- He understood the importance of managing risks and being prepared to make life or death decisions.