Colonel Sanders | Kentucky Fried Chicken
Once, there was an older man, who was broke, living in a
tiny house and owned a beat up car. He was living off of
$99 social security checks. At 65 years of age, he
decide things had to change. So he thought about what he
had to offer. His friends raved about his chicken recipe.
He decided that this was his best shot at making a
He left Kentucky and traveled to different states to try
to sell his recipe. He told restaurant owners that he
had a mouthwatering chicken recipe. He offered the
recipe to them for free, just asking for a small
percentage on the items sold. Sounds like a good deal,
Unfortunately, not to most of the restaurants. He heard
NO over 1000 times. Even after all of those rejections,
he didn’t give up. He believed his chicken recipe was
something special. He got rejected 1009 times before he
heard his first yes.
With that one success Colonel Hartland Sanders changed
the way Americans eat chicken. Kentucky Fried Chicken,
popularly known as KFC, was born.
Remember, never give up and always believe in yourself
in spite of rejection.