Showing posts from April, 2018

The Twenty Dollar Bill Story

  A well known speaker started his talk by holding up a $20 bill.   "Who would like this $20 bill he asked the people in the audience?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you here today, but first, let me do this." He then crumpled the 20 dollar bill up and asked, "Who wants it now?" Still the hands were up in the air. "Well," he replied, "what if I do this?" He dropped it on the floor and started to grind it into the floor with his shoes. He picked it up, now all crumpled up and dirty.  "Now, who wants it?"   Still the hands went into the air. "My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped to our knees, crumpled up, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that

The $1000.00 Secret

The top salesman for a large corporation got up to speak; he had been top salesman with the company for several years. He had won many awards over his career and was about to retire. He said, “Tonight I am going to reveal the secret of my success. I wrote it down on a piece of paper and I put it in this envelope. But success must be earned so I can’t just give it away. I'm going to sell the envelope to the highest bidder. You have my word that it contains my true secret to success not only as a salesman, but also in life.” The bidding started at $5. Then it quickly jumped to $10. Then $50, $100, $200. Finally one of the salesmen bought the envelope for $1000. The excited buyer took the envelope and kept it to himself until he got home that night. What was written on the piece of paper? How was he able to make more sales than anybody else for so many years? What was this high priced secret? That night at home the auction winner locked himself