The Sarah Blakely story (Founder of Spanx), is truly a wonderful story of how an ordinary woman went from being a door to door fax salesperson, to a self made BILLIONAIRE.

I found one part of the interview to be extremely enlightening.  Sarah speaks of her youth, and how every night her father would ask “what did you fail at today?”  Today’s culture says that everyone deserves success, yet instead of earning that success…children are GIVEN it.  Every kid gets a medal.  Every team gets a trophy.  Our society seems to want to shield everyone from failure.  The TRUE outcome is that no one is willing to take risks and FAIL.  Sarah states that it is through failure, that one LEARNS how to succeed!

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