After being cut from his high school basketball
team, he went home locked himself in his room
He wasn’t able to speak until he was almost
4 years old and his teachers said he would
“never amount to much.”
Was demoted from her job as a news anchor
because she… “Wasn’t fit for television.”
Fired from a newspaper for “lacking imagination”
and “having no original ideas”…
At age 11 he was cut from his team after being
diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency…
which made him smaller in stature than most
kids his age.
At 30 years old he was left devastated and
depressed after being unceremoniously removed
from the company he started.
A High School dropout, whose personal struggles
with drugs and poverty culminated in an unsuccessful
A teacher told him he was… “Too stupid
to learn anything” and that he should go
into a field where he might succeed by virtue
of his pleasant personality.
Rejected by Decca Recording studios, who said
“we don’t like their sound”… “They
have no future in show business”
His First Book Was Rejected By 27 Publishers.
His Fiancé Died, Failed In Business, Had
A Nervous Breakdown And Was Defeated In 8
“If you’ve Never Failed, You’ve Never
Tried Anything New”