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Judge Judy Ends After 25 Years, Next Project Already in the Works

Famous reality television judge Judy Sheindlin famously said, “If it doesn’t make sense, it’s not true!” Many longtime fans of her show are likely echoing that sentiment after hearing the news that “Judge Judy” is coming to an end after its 25th season. While her reign on CBS may be coming to an end, it’s unlikely she will relinquish her hold on the Guinness World Record for longest career as a television judge or arbitrator any time soon. “Judge Judy”, which is the highest-rated daytime program in the U.S., has made Judy Sheindlin the highest-paid star in television and worth $440 million, according to Forbes. Her longevity and earnings make her a contender for one of the richest self-made women in the U.S. But every founder or entrepreneur must move on at some point.

While the series we know as “Judge Judy” will be coming to an end, Sheindlin plans on returning with a new show called “Judy Justice.” It’s incredible to think that Sheindlin sparked all of this from her reputation as a “tough, no-nonsense judge” in Manhattan almost four decades ago. But it is obvious that Sheindlin is a true entrepreneur with incredible ambition and dedication. And of course, it doesn’t hurt that she has been incredibly successful. While we can’t put ourselves in her shoes, Sheindlin has already established that this is not the end. It’s admirable to see that she isn’t letting the end of one thing end her career, citing that “If you're not tired, you're not supposed to stop."

This news has a not-so-hidden message to keep going. Whether you have succeeded or not, entrepreneurship is about the journey and the constant drive to keep going. Judge Judy will always remind us that “I'm the boss, applesauce.” That should be enough to motivate you to work twice as hard for that thing you want to achieve.

If after a long and successful career in your field you’re thinking of going out on your own or creating another business that plays into your passions, Talley & Company has over 25 years of experience helping entrepreneurs successfully start and grow their businesses. From startup to succession, we maintain a proactive, global approach to our clients’ personal, family, and business needs.

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