I once heard the rapper Snoop Dogg say: “Old people inspire me to want to grow old.” (Perhaps that’s not an exact quote but that was the gist of it.)
I agree with Mr. Broadus. The rapper’s real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
I also agree with Albert-László Barabási. He’s not a rapper. He’s a network scientist. You’ve heard of the “X-Factor”. Right? Well, this gentleman wrote an article, “What can we learn from people who succeed later in life?”, which promotes his book “The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success”, and he says people who succeed in their later years have something called a “Q-Factor”.
A Q-Factor? Yes. Barabási has come up with an equation to calculate a person’s Q-factor and determined that if your Q-factor is low, then you are probably pursuing or you did pursue the wrong vocation. He mentioned some people he says had a high Q-factor. William Shakespeare, Albert Einstein, and Thomas Edison, just to name a few.
Not sure I am in 100% agreement with Mr. Barabási. But I can point to certain people who started a successful career after they reached 50+. Much like Snoop Dogg, they inspire me to grow old. I say: “If they can do it, I can too.” If my Q-factor is low, then it’s up to me to figure out how to raise it.
For your information, if you’re curious. The meaning of the given name Cordozar represents innovation, independence, determination, courage, sincerity, and activity.” (Source) Mr. Broadus should have used that as his stage name instead of Snoop Dogg. Don’t you think so?
Julia Child (1912 – 2004) created and hosted “The French Chef”, a television show which first aired on February 11, 1963, on WGBH. It was immediately successful. Ms. Child was 50+ years old. #successstories #successafter50 ~ https://t.co/WzYw2vnvWv pic.twitter.com/Fe6n3KsefH— My Fox Nooze (aka Joie de Vivre Magazine) (@FoxMarks_ATX) September 26, 2019
In 1952, at age of 65, Harland Sanders (1890 – 1980) aka “Colonel Sanders”, sold the 1st #KentuckyFriedChicken franchise. In 1964, aged 73, he sold his company for $2 million (=$16.5 million in 2019). #successstories #secretrecipe #successafter50 ~ https://t.co/TjbfuaLbKW pic.twitter.com/na4Qw26SWH— My Fox Nooze (aka Joie de Vivre Magazine) (@FoxMarks_ATX) September 26, 2019
Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860 – 1961) aka “Grandma Moses”, an American folk artist who began her painting career at the age of 78. https://t.co/0rQ8o3x77L #successstories #artists #artistIfancy #successafter50 pic.twitter.com/gn5zvj89H9— My Fox Nooze (aka Joie de Vivre Magazine) (@FoxMarks_ATX) September 26, 2019
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Can you think of someone who began a successful career at age 50+?