Elen DeGeneres, Mark Zuckerberg, Ted Turner, Steve Jobs, Oprah, Bill Gates, John Mayer, Lady Gaga, John Lennon, Jim Carrey, Wolfgang Puck, Walt Disney, Abraham Lincoln, David Karp (Tumblr), Coco Chanel, Les Schwab (Tires), Andrew Carnegie, Jack Dorsey (Twitter), Ansel Adams, Dave Thomas (Wendy’s), Henry Ford, Kevin Rose, Larry Ellison, Mary Kay Ash, Michael Dell, Ray Kroc, Richard Branson, Rush Limbaugh, Thomas Edison…
All of these people and a heck of a lot more are college, high school and in some cases even elementary school dropouts!
What do they all have in common?
Passion + Discipline
Something they were passionate about doing and the discipline to see them through many, many, many, many, many setbacks. This whole ‘entrepreneurs are risk takers who are somehow endowed with some super human lack of fear’ is complete B.S.
It’s a choice.
Sorry for the shortage of women – all the lists I Googled were of actresses and models that got paid before they left. I’m sure there are more…please email me with examples I can use in the future.
ANNOUNCEMENT - If you're in the Bend area we will be hosting free information sessions at our new Unschool location! There will be an activity for children while parents learn about and discuss heroic unschooling.