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Elvis Presley Was Told He “Ain’t Going Nowhere”


by Kris Deichler, Associate Partner, Lighthouse International

Even now, 38 years after his death, Elvis Presley, the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” has sold an estimated 600 million records. Believe it or not though, in an early performance at the Grand Ole Opry - the famous home of Country Music in Nashville, Tennessee - he went down so badly with the audience that he was told by Jimmy Denny, manager of the venue, that he...

“ain’t going nowhere” and “should go back to drivin’ a truck”.

History however, has shown that wasn’t advice to be listened to...

How many times have you been told that you’ve not done a good job at something and it affected you so badly you gave up? We’ve all been there! How often do we give into those doubting voices in our own heads that tell us we are not good enough, let alone the people we meet?

Legends have a perspective on things that doesn’t let them get phased by a setback or failure no matter what anyone says. Elvis had enough self-belief and self-confidence to put them to one side and that’s a big reason why he was ultimately successful.

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Elvis Presley image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons