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Ethel M.


Posts: 235 | Followers: 113 | Joined SFI: Jul 20, 2017

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1 hours ago

Dear all, I was really inspired by this post so I thought i would share it here.
These are not my thoughts neither the story is mine, but the information is every touching and upbuilding, hope it will help someone.

Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there lived a Chinese wise man and his disciple. One day during their travels, they saw a hut in the distance. As they approached it, they realized that it was occupied, in spite of its extremely poor appearance.

In that desolate place where there were no crops and no trees, a man lived with his wife, three young children and a thin, tired cow. Since they were hungry and thirsty, the wise man and his disciple stopped for a few hours and were well received. At one point, the wise man asked:
“This is a very poor place, far away from anything. How do you survive?”
“You see that cow? That’s what keeps us going,” said the head of the family. “She gives us milk, some of it we drink and some we turn into cheese. When there is extra, we go into the city and exchange the milk and cheese for other types of food. That’s how we survive.”

The wise man thanked them for their hospitality and left. When he reached the first bend in the road, he said to his disciple:
“Go back, get the cow, take her to the cliff in front of us, and push her off.”
The disciple could not believe what he was hearing.
“I cannot do that, master! How can you be so ungrateful? The cow is all they have. If I throw it off the cliff, they will have no way of surviving. Without the cow, they will all die!”

The wise man, an elderly Chinese man, took a deep breath and repeated the order:“Go ahead. Push the cow off the cliff.”
Though outraged at what he was being asked to do, the disciple had to obey his master. He returned to the hut and quietly led the animal to the edge of the cliff and pushed. The cow fell down the cliff and died.

As the years passed by, remorse for what he had done never left the disciple. One spring day, the guilt became too much to bear and he left the wise man and returned to that little shack. He wanted to find out what had happened to that family, to help them out, apologize, or somehow make amends. Upon rounding a turn in the road, he could not believe what his eyes were showing him. In place of the poor shack, there was a beautiful house with trees all around, a swimming pool, several cars in the garage, a satellite dish, and more. Three good-looking teenagers and their parents were celebrating their first million dollars.

The heart of the disciple froze. What could have happened to the family? Without a doubt, they must have been starving to death and forced to sell their land and leave. At that moment, the disciple thought they must all be begging on the street corners of some city. He approached the house and asked a man that was passing by, about the whereabouts of the family that had lived there several years before.

“You are looking at it,” said the man, pointing to the people gathered around the barbecue. Unable to believe what he was hearing, the disciple walked through the gate and took a few steps closer to the pool where he recognized the man from several years before, only now he was strong and confident, the woman was happy, and the children were now good looking teenagers. He was dumbfounded, and went over to the man and asked:
“What happened? I was here with my teacher a few years ago and this was a miserable place. There was nothing. What did you do to improve your lives in such a short time?”

The man looked at the disciple, and replied with a smile:

“We had a cow that kept us alive. She was all we had. But one day she fell down the cliff and died. To survive, we had to start doing other things, develop skills we didn’t even know we had. And so, because we were forced to come up with new ways of doing things, we are now much better off than before.”

My question is,

Many a time, we have let our dependence on certain people, things or situation, create a comfort zone and limit us from achieving greater things. Personally, I am very ‘cautious’ in nature and it takes me a lot to let go and climb to another level. You may feel terrible at first, but in the end, it will all be worth it.
From the conversation in the c end, the man says that they had to develop skills and do other things when their only ‘source of survival was dead’. At times we need to lose that job to realize that we can actually do well in business. Sometimes that business needs to fail, to realize that we can do well in other things. Sometimes a situation in our lives may have to fail for us to realize that we deserve and can get better.

Is there a cow in your life that is keeping you miserable? If so, push that cow down the cliff and please do not be tempted to go after it!

Have I talked to someone? Have you learned something? What's that cow that's holding you? Will you push that cow down the cliff? (Sent as received)

14 posts

Icebreaker for CSA and selecting Co-sponsor .. in Suggestion Box #CSA #Getting Started #Team Building

1 day ago

I am not so sure, as we well know, a lot of people just join to see if they can get something instantly..
So if they are serious enough, they can still work with the cosponsors they have been assigned to and make something out of it.
Havin icebreaker for CSA is un necessary , as these CSAs has already communicated with their sponsors prior to being assigned to their cosponsor.
What can help is as soon as we get these CSAs we must check if they come from the same country as ours, in that way, we can communicate with them in our own language.
My idea also.

13 posts

A question from my PSA in Sales #TripleClicks

2 days ago

Thank you all for your great replies, the best I can do is to direct him to this thread so that he can reads reads your answers for himself. Much appreciated.

13 posts

A question from my PSA in Sales #TripleClicks

3 days ago

Do TripleClicks have branded clothing?

Please help

9 posts

Team building ultimate solutions in Team Building

6 days ago

Hi Eugene,
My experience so far, came from reassigned PSAs that I got from my upline. He wasn't very active, but for some unknown reason when reassigned to me he began login everyday and we have a pretty good business relationship right now, although he hasn't reached the rank of EA yet, but I can see that, he will as soon as his circumstances allows him.
So far that's my share, keep encouraging those inactive ones, you never know what will arouse the spark again . Thanks.
Ethel Mtungira

10 posts

prize for bidding at auction in Pricebenders #Auto-Delivery #CSA #Pricebenders

6 days ago

Once you purchase that CSA, you will have to qualify as executive status inorder to keep that CSA in your genology, but if you dont requalify as executive you will definately lose that CSA.

23 posts

In this way, I built a stable team. in Team Building

8 days ago

It is very important to evaluate who deserved awards.
Very powerful words indeed.

You really have outlined it in a simpler way, thank you for sharing.

14 posts

Liked by forum notables?.. in Miscellaneous

9 days ago

Hi Prbhakar,
You just read my mind I was about to ask just the same thing. It's very interesting but still a bit curious as to what it really means, i hope someone who got more knowledge about it will open our eager eyes soon.

50 posts

Smart Start Program -suggestion in Ask Gery #Getting Started #PSA #Team Building

14 days ago

Wow Oliver ,
And, this is indeed the great observations you have made.
If I was just starting, I would have wished the same, the second month because I would have read most of the launchpad and atleast have an idea as to what I am investing my money into like the auto delivery for becoming EA and so on.
Let's see what the experts will suggest,
Thanx for your post.

14 posts

How much do you really need to invest?? in Getting Started #Getting Started #Sales #Team Building

15 days ago

To me it depends on you, how much you want to earn and work accordingly.
Some times is not easy to make sales, so what you can do is build your team and once you have a large team, and actually have some workers then you are off to a good earning everymonth.
My theory anyways.

38 posts

Problems with Eager Zebra games in Eager Zebra #Contests #Eager Zebra

18 days ago

You are not alone Manuel and Sabih, I am having the same problem all day and now I will lose my green streak because I can't play the grandmaster poker and zackjack, I only managed to play gold streak. Well I guess it happens.

24 posts

Can SFI try a suggestion, by making a "Gift Certificate Offer" for our New Affiliates? in Suggestion Box #Team Building

20 days ago

Let's wait and see what others will say, but personally I think it is a good idea. Although it will take alot of effort.

2 posts

Lovely way to start a month! in Recognition

22 days ago

5 Personally Sponsored Affiliates (PSAs)

Winning Price$0.13
Time Left To Bid00:00
Junior Auction
I feel really greatful, that I began my May month this way.

4 posts

Selling TC products in Sales #Sales

22 days ago

I copy and paste the TC links to my blog, for example when I played a eager zebra games and i win, i like to post the link, I even got a person registered via that way. As for video presentation, ones in this forum. Something of similar question came up and the person was told to check on youtube.

7 posts

Grandmaster Poker suggestion! in Suggestion Box #Contests #Eager Zebra

22 days ago

For me the way I go round it is to start with my daily challenge and when the five games are over i continue to the ten prime games in the same pace, until I get my ten desired ones. In that way even when it's only eleventh game and i have one free burn left, it still work for me.

5 posts

How can I advertised my business on the social media to earn money? in Marketing #TCredits #TripleClicks #VersaPoints

24 days ago

Hi Carlos. That's a very interesting question, as for me, i advertise on social media to attract PSA, my aim is to grow my team in doing so hoping to get my five DD'S, right now I use my fb page, i got accounts on almost all social media sites, there is where I place my links, and i must say it hasn't been easy but I have some good results.
Hope you will find something that will work for you.

14 posts

Make Gift Card Purchases Instant! in Suggestion Box #Leadership #Sponsor #Team Building

26 days ago

I also don't know the reason for the delay, don't you think it's best to submit a support ticket if it's really taking far long time than you wished? I would if it were me.
It's sponsor like you who makes your downline to want to put in more effort knowing that they get full support from their upline.
Keep up the good work

3 posts

At Last in Recognition #Eager Zebra #Leadership #VersaPoints

27 days ago

Weldone Nisar, this is just the beginning of great things to you,
Wishing you much success, may you continue on this journey and the benefits will inspire you to do more.

5 posts

PTPledger in Eager Zebra

28 days ago

Sfi, always satisfying it's affiliates, I am glad am part of this company.

8 posts

Opted in or Start of a new month? in Team Building #CSA #Sponsor

about 1 month ago

Everybody has answered your question perfectly, just to add to that. If your cosponsor becomes inactive or don't earn EA, can lose you, which means for her or him to keep you they must keep that rank of executive. It happened to me. I had to be reassigned a new cosponsor after my former one ddnt acquire a executive status again.

There is no need to worry on your side, just keep the power of communication open to both your sponsor and cosponsor. Good luck.
Ethel Mtungira

11 posts

I'm pass The Point Of No Return... in Miscellaneous #Getting Started #Marketing #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Indeed Tommy, I like your posts about free advertising so much, so i have started to use it and i will keep on trying them until I get the results I want just like you. Thank you for teaching us how to fish, in this way how to use free advertising, your advice is invaluable all the time.
I appreciate them.

13 posts

Doggone, auctions are getting expensive. in Pricebenders #E365 #Leadership #Pricebenders

about 1 month ago

Great post, i like this part,
"It doesn't matter what your weaknesses are, focus on your strengths. Then once in awhile work on your weaknesses and strengthen those, but don't do it all at once. Even at my day job there are things I have experimented with over the years, sometimes I've failed, sometimes I've excelled. But as I am experimenting I only do it on a small scale. The things I know to do right I continue doing. I only experiment now and then and when I find something that works out of that, I start to do it more as I develop my skills more. Then when I am successful at that thang, I add it to my regular MO (Method of Operation)."

May you continue to excell!
Kind regards
Ethel Mtungira

3 posts

Now could be a fine time for Team Building Utilizing Co-ops! in Team Building #Leadership #Marketing #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Thank you Treon for this timely reminder. Like you mentioned, utilising sfi coop tool to help and boost our downline is a very good incentive, if it works for you why not go for it!

9 posts

Feeling like a Winner! in Inspiration/Testimonials #Leadership #TCredits

about 1 month ago

Hi petar,
Welcome to Sfi, yes if you feel like a winner then you are a winner.
Nothing can stop you if your heart and mind is made up to do something for sure you will achieve it.
Do visit your goals to see if you are getting any closer and adjust to them if needs be.
Keep it up, be seeing you on the leaderboard map soon.
kind regards
Ethel Mtungira

8 posts

Avoid to focus huge-earning to your new and upcoming prospects in Team Building #CSA #PSA

about 1 month ago

Hi Dewan,
An excellent post you have there. There are so many ways to catch a fish, and not all ways works for everybody.
I agree we can not force our PSAs to make up their minds and start their businesses, that has to be determined by each individual.
Encouragements are important, and it's not all wrong to say that you can earn money immediately with sfi, some are very brilliant in Internet sales and have made their first earnings within 24 hours of registration, but it doesn't happen with every individual, it took me two months to actually understand what I was doing.
Reading,reading and reading helps, study the whole launchpad and the rules of success
See the many testimonials we have for encouragement.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.
Wishing you much success with you business.
Kind regards,
Ethel Mtungira