Selling wooden combs to monks

Once upon a time, the owner of a large store announced that he wished to hire a manager to oversee his expanding business. His need was urgent and he was prepared to make an unprecedented offer to the best talent available. This news immediately attracted hundreds of applicants.

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10 rejection letters famous people received

10 rejection letters famous people received

Success did not just happen to successful people; they too, have been through rejection like you and I. So don’t let rejection get you down!

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Jose Mujica, the humblest president in the world

Jose Mujica, the humblest president in the world

Also described as the world’s poorest president who donated much of his salary to charities & probably the only president who gave a hitchhiker a ride at side road in Uruguay.

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If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way

If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way

Are you feeling defeated at this point in your life? Do you have 5 minutes to spare me? Click to watch the inspiring video based on the true story of a group of children in Koh Panyee, a little island in the south of Thailand. It is a floating village in the middle of the sea that has not an inch of soil. The children there loved to watch football but they had no place to play or practice. Guess what they did?

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Are we three feet from gold?

Are we three feet from gold?

That was great advise from Robin Sharma! I was replying to an email from a friend this morning about the times when I just felt like giving up but something good always happened that make me persevered. Perhaps he said it best that the moment when we most feel like giving up is when we most need to be keeping on.

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Be like the bamboo my friend: Lessons you can learn from it

Be like the bamboo my friend: Lessons you can learn from it

One lesson which I had learnt many years ago from a business leader, was to be humble like the bamboo; the higher it goes, the lower it ‘bows.’ Bamboo, which is commonly known in the Chinese culture as one of the four gentlemen, namely the orchid, the bamboo, the chrysanthemum and the plum blossom, and also as three friends of winter, namely the pine, the bamboo and the plum. According to China Daily, “… bamboo is a symbol of virtue. It reflects people’s souls and emotions.”

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