Focus – Part 1 of 3

  This Golden Nugget is Part 1 of 3, and the topic is “Focus”, and I’m gonna start this series off with another story that my friend, Rick Washburn, shared with me. You see, once upon a time, there was king who was always finding things missing from his castle. It seems like everyone felt that it was OK to steal from him since he was quite wealthy. Well, the king got tired of being taken advantage of, and he searched and he searched and he finally found a guy named Ray, who had x-ray vision. He hired Ray to guard the front door of the castle, and he had all the other exits sealed. For the next month, each person who tried to steal anything from the castle was caught and executed. The king was so pleased with his security system, that he issued a challenge stating that anyone who could successfully steal anything from the castle would be given a pardon and would also be given half of his kingdom. Well, one day, the prince, who was about 12-years-old had been playing with a friend named Billy, and when Billy attempted to leave the castle, Ray stopped him, because there in his little red wagon was a small stack of wood. Billy assured Ray that the prince had given the wood to him, but Ray sent a courier to the prince to verify that Billy was allowed to take the wood out of the castle. The courier came back with a note saying that Billy had permission to take the wood home, so Ray documented the incident, put the note in the royal ledger, and allowed Billy to leave with the wood. The next day, after Billy had played with the prince, he was stopped again by Ray, because this time, he had a small pile of bricks in his little red wagon. Once again, the courier was sent to the prince, and once again, he returned with a note saying that the prince had given the bricks to Billy, so Ray put the note in the royal ledger, and allowed Billy to leave. The third day, Billy had a little pile of nails in his little red wagon, and once again, Ray stopped him, and then Ray sent a courier to the prince, and sure enough, the prince had given Billy permission to take the nails home. The fourth day, Billy announced that he had come to claim half of the kingdom, because he had successfully stolen things from the castle. The king summoned Ray, who with a big smile on his face, produced the notes that the prince had written. Billy then said to the king, “Come to my house,” which the king did, along with Ray and his several armed guards. When they got to Billy’s house, Billy walked over to the barn, opened the big barn door, and there, right before everybody’s eyes, were the three little red wagons that belonged to the prince. Yes, Billy had successfully stolen all three wagons, because Ray was focused on the contents of the wagons and not on the wagons. Isn’t that a great lesson? Sometimes, we miss things because our focus isn’t where it should be. I plan to continue talking about focus in the next two Golden Nuggets, but in the meantime, do your best to focus on the things that matter, because that’s what winners do and you ARE a winner, and given enough time, you WILL win! Yes, you ARE a winner!
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Full Transcript: Hi, this is Don Howe, and this Golden Nugget is Part 1 of 3, and the topic is “Focus”, and I’m gonna start this series off with another story that my friend, Rick Washburn, shared with me. You see, once upon a time, there was king who was always finding things missing from his castle. It seems like everyone felt that it was OK to steal from him since he was quite wealthy. Well, the king got tired of being taken advantage of, and he searched and he searched and he finally found a guy named Ray, who had x-ray vision. He hired Ray to guard the front door of the castle, and he had all the other exits sealed. For the next month, each person who tried to steal anything from the castle was caught and executed. The king was so pleased with his security system, that he issued a challenge stating that anyone who could successfully steal anything from the castle would be given a pardon and would also be given half of his kingdom. Well, one day, the prince, who was about 12-years-old had been playing with a friend named Billy, and when Billy attempted to leave the castle, Ray stopped him, because there in his little red wagon was a small stack of wood. Billy assured Ray that the prince had given the wood to him, but Ray sent a courier to the prince to verify that Billy was allowed to take the wood out of the castle. The courier came back with a note saying that Billy had permission to take the wood home, so Ray documented the incident, put the note in the royal ledger, and allowed Billy to leave with the wood. The next day, after Billy had played with the prince, he was stopped again by Ray, because this time, he had a small pile of bricks in his little red wagon. Once again, the courier was sent to the prince, and once again, he returned with a note saying that the prince had given the bricks to Billy, so Ray put the note in the royal ledger, and allowed Billy to leave. The third day, Billy had a little pile of nails in his little red wagon, and once again, Ray stopped him, and then Ray sent a courier to the prince, and sure enough, the prince had given Billy permission to take the nails home. The fourth day, Billy announced that he had come to claim half of the kingdom, because he had successfully stolen things from the castle. The king summoned Ray, who with a big smile on his face, produced the notes that the prince had written. Billy then said to the king, “Come to my house,” which the king did, along with Ray and his several armed guards. When they got to Billy’s house, Billy walked over to the barn, opened the big barn door, and there, right before everybody’s eyes, were the three little red wagons that belonged to the prince. Yes, Billy had successfully stolen all three wagons, because Ray was focused on the contents of the wagons and not on the wagons. Isn’t that a great lesson? Sometimes, we miss things because our focus isn’t where it should be. I plan to continue talking about focus in the next two Golden Nuggets, but in the meantime, do your best to focus on the things that matter, because that’s what winners do and you ARE a winner, and given enough time, you WILL win! Yes, you ARE a winner! Thank you for listening to this Golden Nugget by Don Howe. To learn more about Don’s free sales success system or to have a free success audio like this one sent to you each week day, please visit DonHoweSuccess.com. That’s D O N H O W E S U C C E S S .com
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