Friday, July 17, 2009

Can you handle a 3-scoop ice-cream cone?

In T. Harv Eker's seminars and
often one hears this phrase --
How You Do One Thing Is How You Do Everything

He illustrated this idea with this very simple story:

A little girl was at an ice-cream bar with her daddy.
Overwhelmed by a whole lot of choices,
she greedily asked for a 3-scoop ice-cream cone.
Her daddy kindly agreed.

As they walked out from the door,
the little girl accidentally toppled her 3 scoops of ice-cream.
So, both went back to the ice-cream bar to buy another cone.

This time, instead of 3 scoops,
daddy bought her only 1 scoop, claiming that
"you are not going to have 3 scoops until
you learn how to handle 1 scoop"

Eker constantly reminded his readers and students
that if we can't get a small task properly done,
we are not going to get any other task properly done too.

This applies to the mindset in wealth management,
according to Eker:

Many people do not know
how to handle small amount of money,
and hence, even when they come across
opportunities to make big money,
they do not have the capacity to embrace the blessing.

To Eker, financial wellness is closely linked with mind wellness.
If one mind thinks that
one can be reckless with little tasks in day-to-day life,
the chance is, this very person is also reckless
in every other aspect of life, including financial wellness.

Hence, to become financially well,
first learn to be mindful with our day-to-day little tasks :)

Well wishes,
Kee Yew

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