A country boy went to the big city to seek his fortune, but had no luck finding a job. One day, wandering through the red light district, he spotted a ‘Help Wanted’ sign in a window.
They were looking for a bookkeeper, but after the madam quizzed the boy about his education and discovered that he could neither read nor write, she turned him away.
Feeling sorry for him, she gave him two big red apples as he left. A few blocks down the street, he placed the apples on top of a garbage can while tying his shoe, and a stranger came along and offered to buy them.
The boy took the money to a produce market and bought a dozen more apples, which he sold quickly. Eventually he parlayed his fruit sales into a grocery store, then a string of supermarkets.
Eventually he became the wealthiest man in the state and was soon named Business Man of the Year. During an interview a journalist discovered that his subject could neither read nor write.
“Good Lord, Sir,” he said. “What do you suppose you would have become if you had ever learned to read and write?”
“Well,” he answered, “I guess I would have been a bookkeeper in a brothel.”
Sometimes our adversity is our advantage. When you feel like things are happening TO you they are actually happening FOR you.
You just need to persevere and create your own opportunities with limited resources.
There’s a simple and obvious example to follow. It’s a timeless story from 100 years ago called Obvious Adams and it’s just as relevant today as it was in 1916. And it includes an action plan I’ve written for you to implement the wisdom.
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