Spanx's Sara Blakely has turned her slimming bodywear products into a billion dollar company.
She failed her exams to enter law school, devastated, she worked as a ride greeter in Disney World, then started selling fax machines door-to-door.
Her Idea: I just didn't like the way I looked in white pants! That moment inspired Spanx...
What started off as a pair of pantyhose with its feet cut out....has evolved into active wear, menswear and swimwear.
Today her company is worth $ 1 billion dollars.
"I used a lot of very confident, very powerful language, but I also asked for HELP. I think if you cover up your weaknesses, you miss opportunities for human nature to kick in.
At the end of the day, a mill-owner ended up helping me. He didn't even beleive in the idea"