Take Lucille Ball for example: creator and star of the show “I Love Lucy” winner of more than 200 awards and 5 Emmys. Lucille Ball earned the respect and admiration of the country. She is also a brilliant business woman! In 1960 she was the first woman in history to own the largest production company. In her days, she was one of the most powerful people in Hollywood.
Like many successful people’s stories, life didn’t roll out the red carpet for her right from the beginning. When Lucy was 15 she left high school to pursuit acting. She auditioned repeatedly for John Murray Anderson Drama School in New York, she was told that she had NO Talent and was never accepted.
With no experience in acting, Lucy took jobs as model and showgirl. She continued to audition for movies, and she would get bit parts in low budget films. But the success of her first roles would lead to bigger and better parts and from the mid 30’s to the late 40’s Lucille Ball would had appeared in over 60 films.
When Lucille Ball married the love of her life, Cuban band leader Desi Arnaz things wasn’t easy for them. His band and her career schedules clashed often and that forced Lucy to file for divorce, but the day before the divorce was finalized. The young couple decided that the only way to make their marriage work was if they worked together on a project.
Lucy and Desi pitched the “I Love Lucy” idea to CBS. And their idea was turn down by CBS officials; they claimed that the American public would never accept such a couple.
So, the husband and wife team formed their production company called “Desilu,” and hit the road, taking their show idea and turning it into a popular and highly praised stage show. When CBS still refused to consider the show, Lucy and Desi used their own money to film the pilot episode of the show “I Love Lucy” and instantly became the most popular television show in America. CBS picked up the show before the 30 minute episode was over.
That is the story of how she became the “I Love Lucy” that we all know and love! Whatever you want your life story to be, you have to go make it happen for yourselves. Don’t worry about the ‘NO!’ When you are a success, you will look back and laugh about it!
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