"It’s finger-licking’ good! Get hungry, have KFC"-Colonel Sanders
Bespectacled and immaculate gentleman, beaming along with white mustache and some whiskers on a wrinkled-face, outfitted with an apron and monochromatic tie, the image of this old gentleman is known by all the chicken lovers augmenting the vegetarians as well. Everyone perceives the replica of crispy and crunchy fried KFC chickens on their mind acknowledging the image of the old gentleman, Harland David Sanders, popularly known as Colonel Sanders.
Billionaire at the age of late 80's serving KFC until his death and the successful business operations of KFC till now has been possible with the mindset of the great Sanders, who nearly committed suicide in his early sixties but the athirst retired man was always wondered about his unsatisfactory professions. Clasping the several professions such as farmhand, a blacksmith, a soldier, railroad fireman, buggy painter, streetcar conductor, janitor, lawyer, insurance salesman, ferry operator, and countless other jobs, along with many ups and downs in his life, the king of Fast Food Empire, Sanders got 1009 times a big ‘NO’ from the restaurants to get approval to launch his chicken recipe. Stewed with the sanctimony of retirement with the first $105 of security paycheck, the great idea of chicken recipe started its geniture on the mind of Sanders.
With the rapid expansion of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) to more than 600 locations, Sanders became the salaried brand ambassador of KFC after selling KFC corporation for $2 million in a partnership headed by John Y. Brown, Jr, and Jack C. Massey however, he remained active for the Canadian operations. Self-discovery of one’s worth has been the main message of his two autobiographies, 'Life As I Have Known It Has Been Finger-Licking Good’ and ‘The Autobiography of the Original Celebrity Chef’ where he compared his life as the momentum of self-discovery and continuous dedication.
The self-discovery of Colonel Sanders and the ceaseless dedication beyond numerous rejections substantiates that age is no bar to proceed and start to work as one dream.
Set the dreams, proceed, achieve and slay, age is just a word, not a bar.