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At age 23, Tina Fey was working at a YMCA.

At age 23, Oprah was fired from her first reporting job.

At age 24, Stephen King was working as a janitor and living in a trailer.

At age 27, Vincent Van Gogh failed as a missionary and decided to go to art school.

At age 28, J.K. Rowling was a suicidal single parent living on welfare.

At age 28, Wayne Coyne (from The Flaming Lips) was a fry cook.

At age 30, Harrison Ford was a carpenter.

At age 30, Martha Stewart was a stockbroker.

At age 37, Ang Lee was a stay-at-home-dad working odd jobs.

Julia Child released her first cookbook at age 39, and got her own cooking show at age 51.

Vera Wang failed to make the Olympic figure skating team, didn’t get the Editor-in-Chief position at Vogue, and designed her first dress at age 40.

Stan Lee didn’t release his first big comic book until he was 40.

Alan Rickman gave up his graphic design career to pursue acting at age 42.

Samuel L. Jackson didn’t get his first movie role until he was 46.

Morgan Freeman landed his first MAJOR movie role at age 52.

Kathryn Bigelow only reached international success when she made The Hurt Locker at age 57.

Grandma Moses didn’t begin her painting career until age 76.

Louise Bourgeois didn’t become a famous artist until she was 78.

Whatever your dream is, it is not too late to achieve it. You aren’t a failure because you haven’t found fame and fortune by the age of 21. Hell, it’s okay if you don’t even know what your dream is yet. Even if you’re flipping burgers, waiting tables or answering phones today, you never know where you’ll end up tomorrow.

Never tell yourself you’re too old to make it.
Never tell yourself you missed your chance.
Never tell yourself that you aren’t good enough.
You can do it. Whatever it is.

 

 


Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:28 PM

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What a good post.

I believe Col. Sanders started KFC at 65 years.

Cheers

hjl


Posted 06 February 2017 - 09:31 PM

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Yeah - ................... well I'm not even 60 yet and I'm FUKT. 

3x pnumonia, fractured vertebrae, 3rd hernia, and that's only the last 5 years !

covered in skin cancers, eyes are gone, ears are deaf, stones in the gall and kidneys, liver's shot.

Go back 15 years = + 2x smashed elbows, shattered ankle, 5x broken ribs, thumb re-attached, 2x lower hernias, collapsed lung, and god knows what I've left out 

If it wasn't for the multiple head injuries and alcohol abuse, I would have had the sense to do something smarter than work like a mule for most of my life.

 

Shoulda been quality control tester at a pub brothel instead.


Posted 07 February 2017 - 09:19 AM

"Can't" is a dirty 4 letter word.
If someone says "Can't" , take the "T" off the end and brew in boiling water.
Sip on your 'T, relax, and take a look at what you've got left to work with.


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Ah yes alcohol, been the bane of many a good man. I used to say ''Work!! the curse of the drinking class ". Dont know about anyone else but i couldnt do this job and drink.

 

I struggled when i sold cars!! One day i couldnt be found after a particularly hard night, i was asleep under my desk.


Posted 08 February 2017 - 01:35 PM

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l couldn't do this job without beer o'clock


Posted 08 February 2017 - 02:58 PM

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l couldn't do this job without beer o'clock

 

Does that make you a beer bob with a watch ? ........ lol.

Cheers Fred.


Posted 08 February 2017 - 04:15 PM

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Good post Drew, does that mean at 70 I'll not be mowing? :P. Jokes aside a bloke rang me about 12 years ago and asked for work, I gave him a go for 3 days. He drank no water just Coke all day, I could smell the booze on his breath and sure enough Vodka and Coke while he worked. Sad when someone gets that bad.


Posted 08 February 2017 - 04:59 PM

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I went to Heidelberg after Cyclone Tracy and got on the Tree pruning crew The Boss of our crew had been doing it for years and knew where all the grappa stops were and after the pub at lunch time he couldnt drive back to the depot.

 

Been there done that dont want to go there again.  ;) Some blokes can have 1 beer after work with the boys not me, when guzzling came in i signed up.


Posted 08 February 2017 - 05:19 PM

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Many years ago I worked for TRW products in Sydney - on the night shift 3-11pm - at the "dinner" break of half an hour we'd all pile into the leading hand's HG and blast over to the Tempe Bowls club during which time he would down 6-8 SCHOONERS of full strength - then back to work - I tried matching him for a short time during which I destroyed $10000 worth of die steel - then stopped going. I like a drink and it definitely became a problem for me later during my time as a stressed out IT worker - nowadays I try to keep it as a weekend hobby :) - mowing in this weather with a sore head is not nice.


Posted 08 February 2017 - 05:32 PM

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I try to keep it to around 6 stubbies a day these days.


Posted 09 February 2017 - 02:08 PM

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So how was it ?


Posted 09 February 2017 - 02:11 PM

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So how was it ?

Warm?? lol


Posted 13 February 2017 - 07:27 AM




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