A businessman visited a small Greek coastal village for a short vacation. He strolled the pier since he couldn't sleep. A little boat with only one fisherman had moored, and numerous enormous tuna were inside.
"Can you tell me how long it took you to catch them? " he inquired.
The Greek fisherman replied, "Just a little while."
"How about staying out a little longer and catching a few more fish?"
" he inquired.
As he unloaded them into a basket, the Greek fisherman added, "I have plenty to maintain my family and offer a couple to friends."
"However.... What do you do with the remaining hours of your day? ”
"I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, snooze with my wife, and wander into the village, where I sip wine and play guitar with my friends," the fisherman said, smiling.
"Sir, I am an MBA and can assist you," the guy joked. You should fish more and use the money to buy a bigger boat, then multiple boats, until you create a fishing fleet. You would then have complete control over the product, its processing, and distribution. To oversee your increasing kingdom, you'd have to leave this modest coastal village and relocate to the city."
"But, sir, how long will all of this take?" the fisherman inquired.
"15 to 20 years, at most 25," the businessman stated.
"But then what?" the fisherman wondered.
"That's the greatest part," the businessman smiled, "when the time is right, you'll declare an IPO and sell your firm stock to the public and become extremely wealthy." You'd make a fortune."
“Millions? "Then what?" the fisherman inquired.
"Then you could retire and relocate to a little seaside fishing hamlet, where you could sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, nap with your wife, and stroll to the village in the evenings to sip wine and play guitar with your friends," the businessman said.
This is a fantastic story. To be free, the man didn't need additional money; he already had a free mindset. He knew what he wanted and he got it. Isn't that why we put forth so much effort all of the time?
Take some time this weekend to think about it!