Have you heard the story of 'The Crow and the Pitcher'? It's a classic from the book Aesops Fables and the story goes like this...
In a spell of dry weather, when the birds could find very little to drink, a thirsty crow found a pitcher with water in it.
But alas, the pitcher was high with a thin narrow neck, and no matter how hard the crow tried, he simply couldn't reach the water.
He tried, and he tried, and just when it looked like he would need to give up in despair, he had an idea – he was going to use the pebbles on the ground.
So, one by one, he carefully took the pebbles and dropped them into the pitcher. With each pebble, the water rose a little higher and higher again until it was within his reach.
At last! The water was near enough so he could finally take a drink. And drink he did.
This story reminds me of the journey many people take towards financial freedom. Many try to pursue a life of abundance and often give up hope because they lose the desire or persistence to succeed, or because they don't think outside the box. In fact, most opt to fly away and never return.
Now think about this. Imagine you're the crow, the pitcher is the property market and the water is your financial freedom. What would you do to get your drink?
You see for me, the pebbles represent the different opportunities (or strategies) you can take advantage of to get closer to your financial freedom.
Each pebble you drop inside the pitcher becomes your investment and serves to strengthen your commitment to achieve a life of financial abundance.
Plato perfectly summed the moral of the above story when he said, 'necessity is the mother of invention.'
But remember, you don't have to be an inventor to make an 'invention'.
In fact, I know of an 'invention' that offers you the opportunity to gather your own 'pebbles' without having to spend a dime.
It's the 'Buying Distressed Property + Asset Protection' property education event, and its free.
This complimentary full day training event is being presented by property entrepreneur and legal expert Dominique Grubisa, and she'll be revealing to you her little-known strategies for helping regular people make instant capital gains by buying property at a discount.
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Now is the time to finally start collecting your 'pebbles to success'.
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Danielle from NSW shared this beautiful post on Facebook after attending my Ultimate Property Conference event last month. It's another reminder that whilst I think we do good, meaningful work, none of what we do would be possible without the support of our amazing clients, community and attendees who are so open to the education we offer.
Aesops Fables is a collection of tales from the Greek storyteller Aesop, who is believed to have lived in ancient Greece as a slave.
Aesop was known to be a keen observer of both animals and people with most of his characters in his stories being animals, some of which take on human characteristic and are personified in ways of speech and emotions.
However, the majority of his characters retain their animalistic qualities; tortoises are slow, hares are quick, etc. Aesop uses these qualities and natural tendencies of animals to focus on human traits and wisdom.
Each fable has an accompanying moral to be learned from the tale.
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