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WARNING! BEFORE YOU READ : WILL IT WORTH IT?
Will it worth it? I will have to quit, I have done all I can do.
If you quit now, will it worth it?
If you don’t quit now, will it worth it too?
Will it worth it?
Before you decided to quit on your business.
Read the story of George de Mestral.
One day in 1948, a machine shop manager and inventor named George de Mestral went on a hike with his dogs near his home in the Swiss Alps.
They came back covered with burrs. At first annoyed while plucking them off, he became intrigued.
He wondered what made them stick so well to cloth.
Placing a burr under his microscope, he saw small hooks that burrowed into the little loops within the clothing fabric.
The idea of a ‘hook and loop fastener’ was born.
However, commercial production of hook-and-loop tape turned out to be no easy task.
He set out for Lyon, France, to present the concept to textile experts.
They laughed at him.
But one weaver there took an interest in de Mestral’s idea.
The two began working together and succeeded in producing a workable prototype.
De Mestral then found a Swiss loom manufacturer who agreed to manufacture their product.
But it proved to be too difficult, prompting the manufacturer to give up.
De Mestral was forced to take on the task alone.
For months he carried out various experiments.
Months went by. Still no solution.
He had lost all of his backer’s support. He went broke.
Desperate, de Mestral retreated to a mountain cabin to think the problem over.
Upon his return he recontacted his friend the weaver to discus a new approach.
The two built a special loom that worked.
An investor agreed to finance the venture.
De Mestral named the new fastener Velcro-vel for velvet, cro for crochet.
He patented it in 1955 and by 1959 was selling more than 60 million yards of the material per year.
Few years later, the company had total annual sales over $250,000,000, and it employed 3,300 people.
George de Mestral’s eight years of perseverance paid off handsomely.
What about you?
Will it worth it?
Give your business a five year plan.
Push it daily. Forget the results and do more of the activities that matters.
Before you know, your business will be scaling heights.
Stick to it till the end because if it’s not OK, it’s not the end.
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