“We turn not older with years, but newer every day.”
You are never too old to do anything in your life. Because have you ever heard the saying, “When you wake up then morning”. If you are demotivating yourself by saying I’m too old for this and that? You are not doing any good for your self-esteem. You are letting yourself and the people around you down. There are so many people out there who never let their age stop them from doing anything? You are the one who creates his/her destiny and writes their fate? If you are saying it’s not in your hand? You are wrong. Your body may get older but your mind doesn’t, it gets wiser with each passing year.
Today we are going to talk about “Think you are too old to be an entrepreneur? Think again” Age is just a number, why let it stop you from doing anything? Today I’m going to tell you why shouldn’t let it stop you in the first place?
People Who Started Their Business Late In Life
“Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.”
If you are thinking there are only young entrepreneurs out there in this world? It’s time you go out there and do some research. Because I can name quite a few people who weren’t young when they started their own business.
- Leo Godwin, GEICO: In 1936, at the age of 50, Leo founded GEICO.
- Harland David Sanders, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) In 1952, at the age of 62, Sanders franchised his “Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)” for the first time.
- Robert Noyce, Intel: He founded intel when he was 41.
The list is very long and I can keep on going on about it. But the point here is that these people never let their age stop them from doing something. If “Harland David sanders” started thinking he was too old to do that. Today millions of people never got to enjoy KFC.
Stereotype Thinking That Only Young People Can Start Their Business
It’s just a stereotype thinking that only young people can start a business. Because they are full of energy and knows about today’s modern world. Where you might lack energy?, You make it up with your years of experience in the business world. You got more knowledge about this world. You are much wiser never let your mind grow old with your body, use it and use it in a good place. Be an example for the next generation.
If Your Product Is Good Enough? No One Can Stop You From Getting Successful
If you think you have a good product, software, food or just about anything that you think you can share with the world? Just go ahead and do it never let your age or fear of failure stop you from doing it. If those young people can do it then so can you?
Easier To Find Investors
A young person who never once worked in their life start their business in their teens and early 20’s? It’s really hard for them to find an Investor for their start-up venture. Where you a person who is in their 40’s, 50’s. You have worked with so many people and made a really wide network of people who work and invest in the corporate world. It’s really easy for you to find an investor for your business world. Because you had a good business relationship with those people while you were working with them. They have faith and trust in you and your business skills and they are more than happy to invest in your business.
You Are Wrong If You Think Only Young Can Rule Business World?
Thinking people like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs can rule the business world because they started young and you can’t because you are passed the age and it’s late for you to do it. That’s wrong because it’s never too late to give your skills and knowledge a chance. How can you decide that you gonna fail without giving it a try? To be an entrepreneur you have to be optimistic because there is no room for negativity.
“There is no failure except in no longer trying.”
Same Stereotype Thinking With Women Especially The Old One
Sometimes in life women especially the ones who are housewives and are too old. Their passion dies because of that. If your passion is making food and feeding people makes you then don’t be afraid to pursue this food making as your career. You can start a catering business or maybe even a hotel. If you are confident enough? You can pull anything off.
Your passion and confidence can help you. Just don’t give up you can never know your power until you start trying.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” __ Thomas Edison
Your Experience Is Your Treasure
Experience in this world is everything. Having a long-time experience in the business world. It also makes you a great leader. When are you gonna start employing people? You will know how to lead and motivate those people. On the last note have you ever heard the saying”Old is Gold” well in this case your experience is your gold. It becomes the reason for your success.