|I wanted to share with you a powerful success secret…
During a meeting between a businesses highest performing sales team from around the country, the “Top Fee Earner” himself, a guy who’d consistently had the highest sales figures for the last 10 years, and who earned more money than the owner of the company, got up to speak.
“I’m going to reveal the secret of my success,” he said. “I’ve written it on a piece of paper and put it in this envelope. But success must be earned. So I’m going to sell the envelope to the highest bidder. You have my word that it contains what I said — the true secret of my success, not only as a salesman, but in life, as well.”
The bidding started slowly…£5, then £10, then £50, £100, £130, £150, £200, and on it went. Finally one of his colleagues bought the envelope for £1000.
The happy buyer took the envelope keeping it to himself until he got home that night. Only then did he open it to learn the prized secret of success.
And what do you think was written on that piece of paper?
Think about it.
Make a mental note of whatever comes to mind before reading the answer.
In fact, what was written on that piece of paper was worth much, much more than £1000.
The winner of the auction tore open the envelope, unfolded the piece of paper and read the following hand-written words: