I have been reading about ‘late bloomers’ for a little confidence booster. Here’s a few examples of what a few well-known people were doing at 30.
- Sylvester Stallone, deli counter attendant.
- Andrea Bocelli, lawyer.
- Martha Stewart, stockbroker.
- Julia Child, government spy.
- James Joyce, singing.
- Colonel Sanders, tons of blue-collar jobs.
- Michael Jordan, baseball player
- Rodney Dangerfield, aluminum siding salesman.
- Harrison Ford, carpenter
You can read more about these 30 yr olds in the wrong career here.
And even more inspiring…Late Bloomers After 50
- Colonel Harland Sanders – started the first Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise at age 65.
- Grandma Moses – began painting at 76, after arthritis forced her to give up embroidery. She continued painting until 101.
- Julia Child – became a chef after many years as a secret intelligence officer. She was 49 when her first book was published, 51 when her TV program “The French Chef” first aired.
- Ray Kroc – went from being a salesman to opening the first McDonalds at age 52.
- Raymond Chandler – became a bookkeeper after an unsuccessful career in journalism. Published his first book, The Big Sleep, at the age of 51.
- Sister Marion Irvine – started running at age 47, when she was overweight and smoking 2 packs of cigarettes a day. Went on to qualify for the Olympic marathon trials at age 54.
- Marjorie Stoneman Douglas – began her environmental work when in her 60s. Started her long fight to protect the Everglades at age 78, which she continued until she was 100.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder – published the first book in the “Little House on the Prairie” series at 65.
- Wallace Stevens – changed his career from insurance salesman to poet in his 50s.
- Maya Angelou – was in her 60s when her poetry and books became popular.
- Alfred Hitchcock – directed his best films between the ages of 54 and 61.
- Susan Boyle – achieved worldwide recognition for her singing talent at age 48 (almost 50). **