A relatively unsuccessful marketer of restaurant equipment, he did'nt sell his first hamburger until age 52. At a time when many people prepare for retirement, Ray Kroc built McDonald's from a handfull of hamburger stands into the worlds largest food chain.
Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper for lacking ideas. He also went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland.
Now there's some inspiration for ya..
Credit: Ken Dooley - editor, Progressive Business Publications, 2002 Good Stuff.