Is it ever too late in life to redefine yourself or take on a new challenge? Short answer. No. Marshall Mend is living proof that there is no age limit to new triumphs. He was headed for victory from the time he dropped out of high school because of a philosophical difference, he says, with the principal. The principal thought Marshall should attend school five days a week. Marshall couldn’t see that, so he left school to work in the wholesale meat business. He did, by the way, on ultimately realizing how important school is, finish his education later in order to take a next step to a next success.
The combination of Marshall’s decency, professional honor, ingenuity and a personality that knows no frown, brought him enormous success in his employment and then with his own company The United Steaks of American that delivered meat and sea-food to a clientele that included much of Hollywood. To hear Marshall tell his own story is not only a lesson in what makes success, but the man has a feel for comedy like you do not find often. He is a crackup in that way only the most uninhibited and candid can be.
When a calmer life beckoned him, he and his wife moved to Coeur d’Alene, where he went into real estate – shot to the top there, too, and, never one to stand by idly in the face of a threat, he took on Idaho’s Aryan Nation, was threatened himself but fought until they were driven out of town. Yup. That’s Marshall. But there is more.
He wants others to find the success he has, so has taken to FB to encourage the best in people, to let them know, as he says,” it is not what is wrong with you that counts. It is what is right with you that counts.” And there we have his next incarnation – as the man who is reinventing himself to help millions of people become successful and happy millionaires by sharing video content called Motivational Moments by Marshall Mend, through social media channels. For free. Marshall says there is no such thing as born to fail. He knows success can be anyone’s, and in line with that conviction, Marshall’s goal is to have one million happy millionaires that were inspired by his program before he turns one hundred years old. Simply a gift from Marshall to the world.
Zig Ziglar, one of Marshall’s mentors, said, “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” Marshall lives by these words and adds a few of his own as you can see via his You Tube channel. If you like, friend him on Facebook, or drop him a tweet. Marshall lives at the intersection of generosity, optimism, power and, well, adorable. He pretty much defines the power of positive thinking. And, yes, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was one of Marshall’s guiding lights.