It’s never too late to start something new. Often the rise and growth of a business is attributed to how much of their life someone has dedicated to it. There are many men and women who have been with their business since they were children, family businesses often seeing a steady profit thanks to an equally steady changing of the guard. However, there is no cookie-cutter mould for how a business should look and the secrets to its success.
In order to stymie unemployment, we want to motivate people to realise that there is no route to success that everyone must take. Moving at one’s own pace is important not just for personal growth and the conservation of a good mental state of wellbeing but also for the growth of business acumen.
There is much talk of the Silicon Valley bigwigs and their young billionaire CEOs. Mark Zuckerberg, being the youngest at 19, when he first started Facebook, even one of his first partners was Sean Parker, the once teenage millionaire who started Napster while he was still at school. Whilst the achievements are astounding and deserve all the laudation that they achieve, they should not dissuade people from stating later on.
The current richest man in the world is Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon. The man himself only started Amazon out of a tiny office in Seattle when he was 30 years old. At this point, many of us are locked into career paths that are unlikely to contain many twists and turns that deviate from our predetermined destinations in our own plans.
Bezos didn’t even begin reasonably late in terms of entrepreneurs. Henry Ford and Christian Dior both started their businesses at 40. 40 as you may have heard, is the time in life that one associates with middle age, the time in a person’s life that is the antithesis of dynamism if the naysayers are to be believed.
The 40 phenomenon is sarcasm. The fact that we should be astounded that people over the age of 40 are looking to new horizons instead of counting down the days till they can retire is a little silly. Not everyone sees 40 as a time of rest of and steady decisions, Christian Dior and Henry Ford clearly did not.
Gordon Bowker was 51 when he came up with Starbucks, a brand you see on every high street corner in the western world. Ferdinand Porsche was 56 when he started manufacturing those range of vehicles and IBM’s founder Charles Flint was 61 when he gave business ownership a go. IBM would go on to the be the 8th largest private employer in The United States.
The message here is simple; don’t be deterred by your age. There is no appropriate time to begin anything. Whatever it is you’re doing, or want to do, reach beyond the day-to-day and go in search of your dreams. At The Job Auction, we’re here to help You work on Your terms. If you’re searching for employment, if you’re an employee, an employer or a business owner…The Job Auction is your ticket to the world: Work on Your Terms.