I've gleaned invaluable wisdom from the remarkable entrepreneur and philanthropist John Paul DeJoria over the years. His insights into rejection and resilience have left an indelible mark on my journey.
"Throughout your career, you are going to run across rejection. You will knock on doors, and many will close on you. To be successful, you must remain as confident and enthusiastic on door No. 59 as you were on door No. 1. If you realize this is going to happen, the rejection won’t hit you so hard. It will help you be resilient!” – John Paul DeJoria
Now, you might be tempted to think it’s easy for him to say this as a billionaire, but John Paul's road to success is a testament to the power of resilience.
He didn't come from money. As a child, he experienced the challenges of being in and out of foster care, and at one point, he even faced homelessness twice as a young adult. He toiled as a door-to-door salesman and worked as a janitor. Remarkably, he started Paul Mitchell from the trunk of his car! Knowing his background makes his journey to becoming the incredible businessman he is today even more inspiring.
Examining the failures and resilience of individuals like John Paul DeJoria is a powerful way to navigate setbacks on your own path to success."