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Learning a valuable lesson from a Mexican fisherman!

A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village, An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.

“Not very long answered the Mexican.” But then why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more? The Mexican explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family.

The American asked, “But what do you do with the rest of your time?”

I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children and take a siesta with my wife.  In the evening, I go into the village to see my friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar and sing a few songs.  I have a full life

The American interrupted, “I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you. You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the profits, you can buy a second then a third boat; soon you could have an entire fleet of fishing boats.  Then you would be able to leave this little village and move to Mexico City, Los Angeles, or even NY to direct your successful business.

“How long would that take,” asked the Mexican.   “Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years,” replied the American.

“And after that?” asked the Mexican

“That’s when it gets really interesting, “ replied the now excited American.

“When your business gets big you can start selling stocks and make millions”

“Millions! Really, asked the Mexican.  And then what?” Then, you could retire and move to a tiny village on the coast somewhere.

You could sleep late, fish a little, play with your children take siestas with your wife.  In the evening, you could go into the village to see your friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar and sing a few songs.

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