Try, try again

We’ve never personally met startup evangelist and lawyer Anna Vital, but she does something we love. She creates – or sometimes, just shares - amazing infographics to help bloggers, journalists, deep thinkers, the bold, the brave and other influencers to understand the journey to becoming an entrepreneur.

Vital has worked on pieces such as ”How to Never Give Up;” “Finding Your Window of Opportunity;” and “Everyone will become an Entrepreneur.” Recently, we connected emotionally with “How Many Times Should You Try?” (Click on the image below to see the original.)

Infographic by Anna Vital, Funders and Founders


Although infographics weren’t so popular when Amway Co-Founders Jay Van Andel and Rich DeVos started their first business in the mid-1940s, we know they would appreciate this one.  They tried their hands at business at least seven times prior to distributing Nutrilite, the precursor to today’s Amway.

Their first venture together was a flight school called Wolverine Air Service. The second was a hamburger joint called Riverside Drive-Inn. They also started businesses renting canoes, chartering fishing trips, importing Haitian home accessories and selling wooden rocking horses and organic baked goods.

We’re glad they kept going. And in their honor, we’re always here for the millions of Amway distributors trying to build their businesses every day, too.  How many times will you try?