Thrive: 30 Inspirational Rags-to-Riches Stories shows the power of perseverance to achieve unbelievable success. Follow the stories of ordinary people who overcame adversity to become wealthy entrepreneurs, innovative businessmen, and famous artists, including Jim Carrey, Eminem, Vin Diesel, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Charlize Theron, Ellen DeGeneres, Mark Cuban, and Jay Z. Never give up. Thrive.
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Inspiring collection of personal triumphs
I love stories of people who've gone from nothing to something and this collection puts a smile on my face every time I read one. The stories really motivate you to stay positive and work hard to get what you want out of life. The names are familiar, but their stories weren't, at least not to me. I knew about Arnold Schwarzenegger's background, but the stories about others, like Jerry Seinfield and Ellen DeGeneres, were new to me. Seeing Seinfield now, I just can't imagine him choking on stage like he did with his first stand up attempt. I would have probably quit but he never gave up. That's the theme of all the stories really. Never give up.
It's so easy to see people on TV or in movies and think oh well they've got it easy, they're rich and successful. But when I read their stories I realize they started out the same as I did, sometimes a lot worse off even. It's such an inspiring collection of personal triumphs, really enjoyed reading it!