Entrepreneurial Failures (and comebacks!)

Anita Roddick
 I love reading about people that overcame significant hurdles before finding success.
Take a look at Anita Roddick (1942-2007).  When she opened her first Body Shop, a beauty products company, in Brighton, U.K., in 1976., two neighboring funeral parlors initially objected to the name.  Roddick fought back by suggesting to a local newspaper that she was a woman entrepreneur under siege.  The publicity generated traffic to the store, and by the early 1990s, there were more than 700 Body Shop stores.
Quote: “If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.”

Lesson: Don’t let minor setbacks throw you off course.

Here’s the FULL ARTICLE from Entrepreneur.com.

The Theory of Being Inspired



Though I am a book lover, I’ve only been fortunate enough to watch this film. One day, I will read this book because it exemplifies the very thing people don’t want to face: possible failure AND things that they can’t foresee: conquering the impossible.

This memoir recounts the lives of emotionally strong characters who overcome incredibly challenging moments.  It gives us hope. You must watch this movie if you don’t have time for the book. It is truly inspirational.