Sevenist Inspired by 4 Famous Faces Who Refused to Take No For an Answer

Sales and marketing is an infamously unpredictable industry, and for this reason, this week CEO Gus Daniels has been focusing his primary efforts on the inspirational successes of four global superstars.

There is a great deal to say for globally recognised individuals who were famously told they would fail, only to succeed and prove their naysayers wrong. As a business owner, Mr Daniels hopes to develop the mindset of each member of his workforce, increasing their chances of making a success in the field and giving them a more optimistic outlook on their day to day dealings.

“I want to mould my workforce into a strong, resilient community of positive people who can see past negativity and obstacles, and who refuse to take no for an answer.” With this in mind, the managing director set about focusing this week’s morning meetings on the following four inspirational individuals:

1) Walt Disney

At 22 years old Disney was fired from a newspaper, supposedly for “not being creative enough.” In addition to this, one of his early film studio ventures went bankrupt. He continued to press on with his dream and honed in enough self-belief to be nominated for a record breaking 59 Academy Awards, winning 32, for his animations which are infamous around the globe to this day.

2) Elvis Presley

After his first performance, his then manager Jimmy Denny is said to have told him: “You ain’t going nowhere son. You ought to go back to driving a truck.” Elvis refused to hear this and accept that his job as a lorry driver was his destiny, pursuing his career with such a passion he became the first white male rock n roll singer in history, selling over 1 billion records worldwide.

3) Oprah Winfrey

A young Oprah was told she was “too emotional for television” but her iconic work on The Oprah Winfrey Show is famous all over the world and according to CNN has become one of the highest ranking shows in American history. Winfrey has created a global brand and remains the richest self-made woman and only black female billionaire.

4) Bill Gates

He dropped out of University and was co-owing a failed business called Traf-O-Data before his Microsoft fame, but Bill Gates’ was driven by his passion for computer programming and refused to accept ‘No’ as the final answer. By 31 years old, he was the youngest self-made billionaire in the world, all thanks to his persistence and reluctance to give up.

Mr Daniels believes his talks this week has encouraged his workforce to pursue their personal goals and targets, proving that if these four famous faces made it, so can they.

Sevenist is an innovative sales and marketing firm based in the capital. Working with some of the UKs biggest brands the company is drafted into work as an extension of their client’s brand. The firm can develop a comprehensive outsourcing solution for brands looking to offer a personalised approach to their customer experience.