One day, after watching a Muhammad Ali fight, it inspired him to write a movie script called “Rocky”.
Hungry and tired, he stayed awake writing. It was a fantastic script.
He tried to sell the script and got an offer for $125,000 for the script. But he had just ONE REQUEST. He wanted to STAR in the movie. He wanted to be the MAIN ACTOR, Rocky. But the studio said NO.
They wanted a REAL STAR. They said he “Looked scraggy and talked funny”. Even though hungry, he left with his script. After a while, the studio agreed knowing that he won’t compromise, they gave him $35,000 for the script and allowed him to star in it!
That movie, Rocky shook Hollywood and the Oscars forever! And do you know the first thing he bought with the $35,000?
This is a story of persistence, loyalty and dreams. I can relate to this story for I have been in such position.
In the heat of a lot of needs, I couldn’t explain to my family why with such a good grade from a good course and school. I kept turning down employment jobs as a fresh graduate to start a business at zero capital. I was either stupid or I knew what I had and wanted.
Today, businesses grow by depending on our business.
To grow, I’ve realized that diamonds come from pressure, its gem comes from friction. Like Buhari's win, somethings take time.