There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures. It is a simple philosophy. I think it must have been passed along to me in the peasant bones of my Bohemian ancestors. But I like it because it works, and I find that it functions as well for me now that I am a multimillionaire as it did when I was selling paper cups for thirty-five dollars a week and playing the piano part-time to support my wife and baby daughter back in the early twenties. It follows, obviously, that a man must take advantage of any opportunity that comes along, and I have always done that, too.

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I was intrigued and nobody else in my family objected — so we watched it. The movie was really well done and we enjoyed it very much. As a skeptic of Hollywood liberalism — I could see through their tactics right away. Most people would be content to just watch the movie and then go on with their lives. I was determined to learn more and get to the bottom of this.

I listen to podcasts and audio books while driving around in my rig at the day job. My mind was reeling the day after watching this movie and I had to learn more. I had to learn more right away. So I searched for any podcast that might have some information.

The host of the podcast, David Senra, had read the book and watched the movie and he published his own review in podcast format. The podcast host, David, agreed that the movie was pretty good. But he exclaimed that the book was WAY better and his podcast episode included several readings of actual excerpts from the book. I knew I had to read the book as well. After that, the rest is history! He opened his first franchise in Des Plaines, IL in How do you create a restaurant business and become an overnight success at the age of 52?

Inspiration for Me and You I love to continually educate myself and keep myself motivated by listening to podcasts and reading books or listening to audio books about other successful people.

Well — educating myself on the true story has done just the opposite for me. Truthfully though… that is out of the question for me. I have no desire to own or operate any restaurant. I need to keep grinding it out — just like Ray did. The guy never stopped working until the day that he died in He loved what he did — so he just kept doing it.

In essence, he never really retired — although he could have afforded to, financially, long before his death. He just kept grinding it out. That is my plan as well. Early retirement is NOT in my plans. I want to keep doing what I love — and I love driving a truck and I love internet marketing. I can only hope and dream to somewhat emulate his success with my own persistence and drive.


Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's

Grinding it out is the story of how a man named Ray Kroc took a small restaurant and made it into the largest fast food chain restaurant in the nation. Kroc begins by writing about his humble beginnings and his obsession with business and making good deals. This character trait was his saving grace, and his demise at the same time. Though his knack for business was great for the corporation, it was awful for his personal relationships. Throughout the course of his life, Kroc adapted his business sense into his only sense, and only those strong enough to endure his passion for business would remain in his life.


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