Successful entrepreneurs such as Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson undoubtedly worked extremely hard to get to where they are today. However, this doesn’t mean that they never benefited from having a bit of luck on their side every now and then. Many of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world can credit a moment of luck as playing a pivotal part in sending them down their path to success.
For example, one of Virgin Record’s biggest hits ‘Turbular Bells’ was actually heading for disaster when it was overheard by the movie director William Friedkin. At this moment in time, Friedkin happened to be looking for some fresh backing music for his latest film. The film in question turned out to be ‘The Exorcist’, which went on to be one of the biggest box-office hits of all time. This became a cornerstone of Virgin Record’s long-standing success story, and it was all down to a bit of luck.
Not all of these lucky breaks seemed particularly lucky at the time, for example when Steve Jobs was fired from Apple we doubt he thought that it would ever be considered a positive time of his life. However, he now credits it as the moment which allowed him to enter one of the most creative periods of his life, leading to him to later return to Apple and help create some of the most popular products they have ever had.
From Michael Kittredge, founder of Yankee Candles, stumbling upon the idea at just 17, to Levi Roots who was scouted for the television show ‘Dragons Den’ at the age of 48, this infographic shows that it’s never too late for your luck to turn and send you down the road to success.
Lucky Breaks Of Successful Entrepreneurs
Infographic source: Lottoland