In business and personally we seem to constantly be focusing on all the wrong things… money, power, success… and it’s all supposed to lead to happiness.
What follows is an old Buddhist parable (which was sent to me recently by a close friend as a very gentle reminder), that could be of some interest to you because happiness actually comes from within, and if you start to become truly happy, the normal trappings of success that we seem to be constantly chasing start to eventuate far more easily and effortlessly than we thought.
“Long ago, when the earth and all living creatures were being created, a meeting was called of the council of the Gods. They wanted to make the One Thing available to all Human beings, but they were concerned that it might be misused. So they decided to hide it, where only those people who could value its power could find it.
Where to hide the One Thing was the question. “Let’s bury it deep in the earth,” said one God. But another answered, “No, that will not do, because humans will eventually create huge machines to dig into the earth and find it.”
Another God said, “Let’s sink it in the deepest ocean.” But then came the objection, “No, not there, for they will learn to dive into the ocean in big metal fishes, and will find it.” Then someone said, “Let’s take it to the top of the highest mountain and hide it there.” But once again another replied, “No, that will not do either, because they will eventually climb every mountain and put the One Thing to improper use.” Then they all gave up in despondency. “We do not know where to hide it, because it seems that there is no place on earth or in the sea that human beings will not eventually reach.”
The King of all the Gods thought for a long time and then said, “Here is what we will do. We will hide the One Thing deep in the center of their own being, for humans will never think to look for it there.”
They all agreed that this was the perfect hiding place, and the deed was done. Since that time, humans have been going up and down the earth, digging, diving, climbing, and exploring, searching for power and riches and resources, when all the time the greatest treasure is already within themselves.”
Remember, we are not business people… we are people in business and every journey that we undertake starts from within.
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I’m not going to give you any hype, I just want to speak plainly with you about networking.
It has been a struggle for a lot of people over the last few years, and I am not going to try and dwell on what you may have faced, what any of us has faced for that matter.
But we – all of us – are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel (and no, it is not an oncoming locomotive… LOL).
The biggest challenge to each and every one of us is resetting our jobs or businesses for the prosperous future that is coming, and a big part of that is being able to connect, communicate and build effective relationships for both personal and business success… something of a lost art I’m afraid.
My name is Leo Petrik from FLOW Australia and I am here to help you succeed.
I feel it’s time that we were connected properly because the next 18 months are critical to each and every one of us to reset our personal and business lives for the global economic turnaround which is just around the corner (although it may not seem like it at the moment).
Now I don’t know whether you network or not, either way, I believe you are doing yourself a grave disservice…
I know that for many people in business… what is out there doesn’t work… and many who have tried networking over the years have learnt with certainty that the so called promises for business leads/referrals and education isn’t being delivered…
So WHAT can businesses DO?
Is there an alternative?
Well YES… now there is…
Come and find out how networking has changed and real networking is done… with only one focus… YOUR SUCCESS…
Because… without real, quality connections your business may not grow as quickly as you would like…
Because… learning a few simple skills can and will change the nature of your business and relationships…
Because… success is something we ALL strive for personally and in business, but we don’t always know HOW to do it, or get there…
Networking is actually a LIFE SKILL.
To that end, I would like to start our relationship by offering you a gift, my “5 Top Secrets of Networking!”, which are guaranteed to get your networking moving…
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I hope that this is the beginning of a great relationship, let’s keep the conversation going.
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