Don’t give up on your dreams

J.C. Penney, founder of the retail giant that bears his name, once evaluated one of his young clerks, stating he “wasn’t thorough and wouldn’t have much of a future in the retail business.”  The employee?  Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart. Despite Penney’s hopeless prediction, Sam Walton built the largest…

ABCs for reaching your dreams

I often joke that it takes years to become an overnight success.  But it starts with a dream. My dream was to own a factory.  I wasn’t even sure what kind of product I’d make, or exactly where it would be.  But I pictured myself walking the factory floor,…