Lost in Life? Here’s Some Inspiration. [Infographic]

In my quest to make PE the number one resource for personal development, I want to bring inspiration and life lessons to you in every way possible. This means branching out of articles to share inspirational quotes, manifestos, videos, and now… infographics!

You may have seen them before — infographics (short for information graphics) are simple graphics, usually charts or diagrams, that represent information in a visual way. It’s a quick and easy way to get information. Like manifestos, I plan to add infographics once in a while, i.e. every time I find something worth sharing.

Enjoy, and let me know what you think about this new addition!

Lost in life? Not quite sure what to do next? Feel like you are doomed to failure in everything you do?

Well, everyone starts from somewhere. Here are some success icons, who up till their 30s — some 50s — did not make much out of their life. It was later in life that they start blossoming into their vocations. After all, success takes time to brew sometimes, doesn’t it? :)

Lost in Life? [Infographic]

Click image for larger version (Infographic by: Funders and Founders)

Here are profile links to the 12 individuals for further reading:

  1. Mark Cuban – Dallas Mavericks owner, businessman, and investor. Net worth of US$2.4 billion (2013).
  2. Suze Orman – American author, finance guru, and host
  3. Harrison Ford – Film actor and producer (Spouse of Calista Flockhart from Ally Mcbeal fame)
  4. Pejman Nozad — One of the most successful investors in Silicon Valley
  5. Sheldon Adelson – Business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Net worth? US$40.8 billion. Massive.
  6. Manoj Bhargava – Entrepreneur and CEO of 5-hour Energy. Net worth of US$4 billion.
  7. J.K. Rowling — Our beloved creator of Harry Potter series which has sold 400 million copies. She became the youngest self-made female billionaire at the age of 41, with a net-worth of $1 billion.
  8. Ang Lee – Academy-Award winning film director, screenwriter and producer. Director of renowned Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Life of Pi (2012).
  9. Amancio Ortega — Founder of leading fashion retailer Zara. Net worth of US $64 billion (2013).
  10. Andrea Bocelli – Tenor and singer-songwriter. Blind at the age of 12 — his story reminds me of Dr Yeo Sze Ling’s. He has sold over 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists!
  11. Mary Kay Ash — American businesswoman and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc.
  12. Ray Kroc — American businessman. Contrary to what the infographic says, Ray Kroc did not found McDonald’s — Richard and Maurice McDonald found McDonald’s in 1940′s. Ray Kroc joined in 1954, bought the company over seven years later, and led its worldwide domination growth.

On that note, Stephanie Meyers deserves a mention too — up till her Twilight success, Meyer’s only professional work was a receptionist and she had no experience writing at all. Today, she is one of the best-selling authors in the world with over 100 million copies of Twilight sold with an annual earnings of $40 million in 2010!

So if you’re feeling a little lost now, don’t be dejected! Everyone has their own path in life and it’s up to you to find yours. :) I’m here to support you every step of the way. PE resources to get you started:

  • Christina Mattschei

    Love this!

    • http://personalexcellence.co/ Celestine Chua

      Thanks Christina! :)

  • Madalina Sraier

    This really puts things into perspective (many of the things we complain about as impediments in our way to achieving success aren’t really that difficult to overcome). Also, it’s good to know that a million dollar idea may strike you when you’re in your 40s or 50s – you never know! :D

    • http://personalexcellence.co/ Celestine Chua

      Yes! The most important thing is that we’re always proactively working to build our best life and pursue our goals. Successes come to people who are taking steps to build their future, which is what have happened for the individuals above. Very inspiring!

  • http://www.starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/ Moonsparkle

    Thanks for the post, I do find it inspiring to read about people who didn’t become successful until they were in their 30s or older. With all these celebrities and people who become famous/successful in their teens and 20s it can make you feel a bit inadequate! I just turned 30 in March. Lots of people say life gets better after 30, I hope that it’s true, lol.

    It’s nice to get a post from PE again. :) I know that you’ve been busy with your wedding planning, I’m looking forward to hearing about your and Ken’s wedding day. :)

    • http://personalexcellence.co/ Celestine Chua

      Thanks Moonsparkle! :) I look forward to sharing our big day with all of you too, after the event. Right now I’m finalizing the invites, and at least a-quarter of our guetss are readers/supporters of PE. And out of that, half of them are flying in from outside Singapore! I’m actually really excited about meeting everyone on the day, and of course excited to be married with Ken (that’s a given!).

      Updates will still be slow because now I need to move on to the second stage of wedding preparation — I had actually been busy book-writing, and finally completed the first manuscript last week — but I want to get some content up still. Expect a new post coming up soon!

      • http://www.starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/ Moonsparkle

        It’s cool that some of your guests are PE readers and supporters and that they’re coming from abroad too. And it’s nice that you can share your wedding with them and share it online with those who can’t make it. :)

        It must be an exciting time with the wedding planning and book writing too. That’s great that you’ve completed the first manuscript. Look forward to reading the new post!:)

        • http://personalexcellence.co/ Celestine Chua

          By the way, happy belated Moon! :D I trust you had a wonderful celebration?

          • http://www.starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/ Moonsparkle

            Thank you! :) I did have a good birthday. I got some nice presents and had a Red Velvet cake on the day, then later in the week I had a meal at a pub restaurant. Do you have any special plans for your 30th in June? :) It’s seen as a “big” birthday in the UK but I don’t know about Singapore?

  • nana

    love you celes! we are really blessed to have you in this world and thank you for all of your hard work! you are one of a kind and i wish you happiness forever :)

    • http://personalexcellence.co/ Celestine Chua

      Thank you so much nana! You are one of a kind yourself and I wish you eternal happiness too! :)

  • Victor Hin

    Nice work Celes!! Great to hear from you again looking forward to read more

    • http://personalexcellence.co/ Celestine Chua

      Tell me about it Victor — I’ve been in limbo! Hope you are benefiting from your review of the Passive Income course! :) A new post is coming up soon!

      • Victor Hin

        yessss celes it is very valuable course for such a low price. thank you for sharing for such a low price. looking forward to hear from you soon :)

        • http://personalexcellence.co/ Celestine Chua

          Thanks Victor!! :) Feel free to let me know if there are any topics you’d like for future courses. :) Let me know if you have any question about the P.I. course too!

          • Victor Hin

            yup sure will do thanks Celees!!~~

  • http://wikitalks.com/ Maria G.

    Any person can be inclined to depression because of some difficulties in life but I think
    that we should remember that we must be strong in order to make our life better. Never give up and listen to your heart.

  • PaoloDS

    Whoever it was to found McDonalds, I would hardly define that an ‘inspiration’. A horrific company devoted to devouring the planet resources, treating anilams terribly, and making people slowly sick by delivering the junkiest junk produced in laboratories. But yeah… they made lots of money. Glad not to be them!

    • http://personalexcellence.co/ Celestine Chua

      A joke I used in my courses when I talk about McDonald’s is that their slogan should be changed to “Making people fatter every day” or “Contributing to obesity on the planet.” :) But still, have to give credit to them in terms of their business growth and success. I think one can learn from their success story and apply their success principles to other (more meaningful) businesses and make a real impact to the world that way.

  • Anonymous


    I was just browsing through your website and got me thinking that maybe I should start a blog. I was looking up some traffic estimates that you would get and, organically, you could do better. You seem to have had a lot more organic traffic, once upon a time. You have had several, large declines in traffic. I suggest learning and playing around with SEO to increase your rankings and traffic again.

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  • Aseem

    Wow! this is the second time I am seeing this! I chanced upon this on facebook on which I am not regular even and then this when I visited your blog. Lots of love!

    • http://personalexcellence.co/ Celestine Chua

      It must be a sign then! :) Thanks Aseem, lots of love to you too!

  • http://user.qzone.qq.com/237093781 Eric Lin

    I got a inspiration from this article’s title , “lost in life” , have you thinked about that why some of us lost in life ? imagine if there’s no basketry in basketball court ,everyone in the besketball court want to win this game ,but they don’t know how to get it , they have no aim or objective/target/ goal . so they lost in game .how about our life ?why some of us are losted ? because they have no goal ,there’s a proverb said : if you know where you want to go , everyone will make way for you .

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