Everyone who is with you is NOT for you. My right hand person had my full trust. I thought that she was with me and for me until she stole the American Express card out of my handbag and charged up furnishings for the new office she was setting up to compete with me. It turns out that she was with me for what I could do for her. I learned the hard way that although she had been with me, she was not for me. She was there for what she could get from me. Don’t assume that everyone is for you.
Many successful people reinvented themselves in a later period in their life. Jeff Bezos worked in Wall Street before he reinvented himself and started Amazon. Sara Blakely sold office supplies before she started Spanx. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was a WWE wrestler before he became a successful actor and filmmaker. Arnold Schwarzenegger went from a bodybuilder, to an actor to a Governor. McDonald’s founder Ray Croc was a milkshake-device salesman before starting the McDonalds franchise in his 50's. How does one reinvent themselves? What hurdles have to be overcome to take life in a new direction? How do you overcome those challenges? How do you ignore the naysayers? How do you push through the paralyzing fear?
In this series called “Second Chapters; How I Reinvented Myself In The Second Chapter Of My Life “ we are interviewing successful people who reinvented themselves in a second chapter in life, to share their story and help empower others.
As a part of this interview series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Rhonda Sciortino. Rhonda Sciortino, author of 30 Days to Happiness (featured on The Ellen Show and included in her Kind Box), used the coping skills from her abusive childhood to create personal and professional success. She built two successful businesses, then turned her attention to helping others to find their purpose and their authentic success. More info can be found at www.rhonda.org. READ THE REST HERE