Phyllis Law - February 2020

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Protecting Bright Futures

FEBRUARY 2020

Bright Futures Bulletin

SUCCESSFUL FAILURES

Michael Yardney, property investment advisor, wrote an excellent article about “successful failures.” He outlines the failures of uber- successful people as follows. Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star. His editor thought he lacked imagination and had no good ideas. Disney also had to dissolve his first animation company because they weren’t making any money. Thankfully, he didn’t give up. At the time of his death in 1966, his net worth was estimated at $1 billion. he shopped the book around, 30 publishers passed. King threw the manuscript in the trash. His wife retrieved it and encouraged him to not give up, and the rest, as they say, is history. The book sold millions of copies and was made into a successful 1976 movie as well as other adaptations. More importantly, “Carrie” put Stephen King on the map. Oprah Winfrey, early in her career, was told she was unfit for TV. She went on to accumulate a net worth of $2.5 billion. J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” was rejected by 12 publishers before someone took a chance. It is estimated that Rowling has made over $1 billion on the “Harry Potter” book series. Stephen King authored one of his most successful books, “Carrie,” at the age of 26. When

Colonel Sanders was living on Social Security when he pitched restaurants his recipe for fried chicken. Supposedly, over 1,000 businesses rejected him. Today, it is estimated that Kentucky Fried Chicken is worth $15 billion. Life comes with a lot of “failure.” If we can figure out how to turn those “failures” into opportunities to learn and grow, we could all realize tremendous success. It’s human nature to “give up” when we are rejected. But if we re-engineer our brains to keep going and keep refining our craft in the face of adversity, we could all achieve our dreams and make the world a better place. That is part of our mission at PhyllisLaw.com. We represent good people who have made bad choices or have been the unfortunate victims of circumstance. We help them learn and grow through the process and come out better and stronger in the end. We take great pride in helping people achieve the best versions of themselves in their darkest hours.

"Life comes with a lot of 'failure.' If we can figure out how to turn those 'failures' into opportunities to learn and grow, we could all realize tremendous success."

Let us help you and your loved ones in your times of need. We consider it the highest honor.

–Phyllis Gingrey Collins

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