You know as we come to the end of this phase of our lives, we find ourselves trying to remember the good times and trying to forget the bad times, and we find ourselves thinking about the future. We start to worry, thinking “What am I gonna do?”, “Where am I gonna be in ten years?”. But I say to you, “Hey, look at me”. Please, don’t worry so much, because in the end none of us have very long on this earth – life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night, and when a shooting star streaks through the blackness turning night into day, make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did.
Manoj Bhargava is an Indian-American businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder and CEO of the company known for producing the 5-hour Energy drink, and he is worth an estimated $4 billion. He is giving away 90% of his wealth to save the world developing products to help make people’s lives better.
“I only had training in common sense”
In this video you’ll learn more about his movement to build a better future through the creation of solutions in water, energy, and health.
You’ve no doubt heard about the website Alibaba, started by Jack Ma. His company attracts 100 million shoppers a day and his current net worth is around $20 billion dollars.
“I failed 3 times in college. I applied 30 times to get a job but I have always been rejected. When KFC came to China for the first time, we were 24 to apply and I was the only one to be dismissed. I wanted to go into the police and 5 postulants, I was the only one not to be accepted. I applied 10 times to return to Harvard University USA and I was rejected.” Jack Ma, Alibaba Creator & 22nd World fortune according to Forbes in 2015.
“Never give up because you failed once, know that failure is sometimes out of the way to reach your intended route”
Here is a good interview with Jack at Davos World Economic Forum Interview by Charlie Rose. Go to 8:30 for the above talk about his failures.
Some good advice from Bishop TD Jakes challenges us to take a look at our lives, change the story if it needs to be changed, and enjoy the journey of life!