New addition to my ‘Inspirational Personalities’ section

Inspiring Personalities

The “Rocky” story

“Stallone was kicked out of agents offices over 1,500 times, but that did not stop him, because he was determined to succeed… How many of us would rethink our intentions after getting kicked out 50-100 times?” – Mani Masuria (Leadership Seminar 2012)


Troubled childhood

Sylvester Stallone (full name Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone) went through a difficult birth, he was forced from his mother’s womb by a doctor’s forceps that had severed a facial nerve causing the lower left side of his face paralyzed, including parts of his lip, tongue, and chin. This accident had given Stallone his trademark snarling look and slightly slurred speech.

Stallone spent his first five years bouncing between foster homes while his parents endured a troubled marriage.

Stallone’s odd face made him an outcast in school, where he was often suspended for fighting, other behaviour problems, and poor grades.

Stallone’s father…

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