Sylvester Stallone and his dog.

This is one of the SADDEST stories ever told in Hollywood. His name
is Sylvester Stallone. One of the BIGGEST and Most famous American
Movie superstars.

Back in the day, Stallone was a struggling actor in every
definition. At some point, he got so broke that he stole his wife’s
jewellery and sold it.

Things got so bad he even ended up homeless. Yes, he slept at the
New York bus station for 3 days. Unable to pay rent or afford food.

His lowest point came when he tried to sell his dog at the liquor
store to any stranger. He didn’t have money to feed the dog any
more. He sold it for only $25. He says he walked away crying.

Two weeks later,he saw a boxing match between Mohammed Ali and
Chuck Wepner and that match gave him the inspiration to write the
script for the famous movie,ROCKY. He wrote the script for 20
hours!

He tried to sell it and got an offer for $125,000 for the script.
But he had just ONE REQUEST. He wanted to STAR in the movie. He
wanted to be the MAIN ACTOR. Rocky himself. But the studio said NO.
They wanted a REAL STAR.

They said he “Looked funny and talked funny”. He left with his
script. A few weeks later,the studio offered him $250,000 for the
script. He refused. They even offered $350,000. He still refused.
They wanted his movie. But NOT him. He said NO.

He had to be IN THAT MOVIE.

After a while,the studio agreed,gave him $35,000 for the script and
let him star in it! The rest is history! The movie won Best
Picture, Best Directing and Best Film Editing at the prestigious
Oscar Awards. He was even nominated for BEST ACTOR! The Movie ROCKY
was even inducted into the American National Film Registry as one
of the greatest movies ever!

And do You know the first thing he bought with the $35,000? THE DOG
HE SOLD.

Yes, Stallone LOVED HIS DOG SO MUCH that he stood at the liquor
store for 3 days waiting for the man he sold his dog too. And on
the 3rd day,he saw the man coming with the dog.

Stallone explained why he sold the dog and begged for the dog back.

The man refused. Stallone offered him $100. The man refused. He
offered him $500. And the guy refused. Yes,he refused even $1000.
And,Believe it or Not,Stallone had to pay $15,000 for the same,same
dog he sold at $25 only! And he finally got his dog back!

And today,the same Stallone who slept in the streets and sold his
dog JUST BECAUSE he couldn’t even feed it any more,is one of the
GREATEST Movie Stars who ever walked the Earth!

Being broke is BAD. Really BAD. Have You ever had a dream? A
wonderful dream? But You are too broke to implement it?

Life is tough. Opportunities will pass you by,just because you are
a NOBODY. People will want your products but NOT YOU. Its a tough
world. If you aint already famous, or rich or “connected”, You will
find it rough.

Doors will be shut on You. People will steal your glory and crash
your hopes. You will push and push. And yet NOTHING WILL HAPPEN.

BUT NEVER LET THEM CRUSH THAT DREAM. Whatever happens to You, Keep
Dreaming. Even when they crush your hopes, Keep Dreaming. Even when
they turn you away, Keep Dreaming. Even when they shut you down,
Keep Dreaming.

NO ONE KNOWS WHAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF EXCEPT YOURSELF! People will
judge You by HOW you look. And by WHAT You have.
But please, Fight on! Fight for Your place in history. Fight for
your glory. NEVER EVER GIVE UP!

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Barry Blomkamp Nd. Bsc (UL)
Professional Public Speaker, Trainer and Corporate Entertainer,
Motivational speaker, Guest & Key note speaker, Seminar &
Conference speaker, Team Builder, Comedian, Master of Ceremonies,

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