After a visit it Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Taliesin West” studio in Phonenix, Thom Singer was most taken with the statistic that the famed architect did 2/3 of his celebrated work between the age of 65-91. He did not always have a storybook life or career, and yet he still is the most recognizable name in his field.
Henry Ford said “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right”. Mindset and taking actions are key to reaching your potential. Too many people at every age mistakenly think they have missed their boat and their opportunities have sailed past. But now is the time to start.
Everything you have done to this point, successes and failures, are just the foundation of what is to come. Do not get caught in self doubt or self pity. History has countless examples of people who started (or re-started) their business over age 50 and are now celebrated entrepreneurs, actors, business leaders, etc… Ray Kroc was over 50 when he took on McDonald’s…. Samuel Jackson was 45 before Pulp Fiction put him on the map as an actor…… Col Sanders was broke at age 65 when he started selling chicken…. etc……
Thom Singer is fired up to make age 50-75 the most productive, most successful, and most fun time of his life. He had a great time from 1-25 and cannot complain about 25-50 — but he is taking the next quarter century on as a public challenge. One year into this effort and he is already reaping the benefits in his personal and professional life.
Not matter what your age, now is the time to start taking actions to make your future happen the way you want it to happen. Desire to start a business? Do it. Don’t wait for life to hand you an outcome, instead you can create what happens next.
If you have ever felt you made some bad choices and have no future ahead, this is the episode of “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” that you will want to listen to and share with your friends.
Potential does not equal results, but there are things you can do to get there… start now.