Screw it Let's do it!

Exploring the world of entrepreneurship and self development through the eyes of Andy Rodie

Rules for success from a motivating taxi driver.


I found this article on http://www.successmagazine.com by Zig Ziglar and had to share it.

One morning in Houston, Texas, I caught a taxi (to go to a breakfast meeting) and during a short ride I heard one of the finest sales talks on America and free enterprise that I ever heard. The cab driver had been a professional healthcare provider in his native Nigeria, but he preferred living in a free society, with the opportunity to do what he pleased, and so he was very excited about being a cab driver in Houston.

During our conversation my migrant friend quickly turned to motivator, and his enthusiasm led him to give me some rules for success! I offer them here so that you might benefit from them, too.

Pay your bills.
Obey the laws.
Keep your eyes on God. God is in charge.
Run from lazy, crooked people.
Make your workplace your home.
Love and honor your boss.
Keep your promises.
Mind your own business.

I was motivated by the cab driver who was excited about his dream and having the opportunity to live it. He had set his goal long ago. He was living his dream. He wasn’t waiting until he could get into something better; he was performing with the opportunity he had. He was happy with what he had and was enthusiastically giving life his best shot. That, my friend, is marvelous preparation for a better tomorrow!

Best,

Andy Rodie

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: