The Blind Man who asked for money and the change of perspective that got him the money

A blind man was staying on the cold floor of a crowded street. The wind blew hard, careless for the things which lay on the ground. Including our poor blind man. Near him, the man had a hat with just one coin inside. In his hands, he held a sign which read: “I’m blind. Please help me with some money.”

 

He could not see anyone. He could not see anything. And there was the cold of the street and the emptiness of sight. Cars raced through the streets and cab drivers cursed as loud as they could. And he was just a poor blind man who wanted to hear the cling of coins being tossed into his hat. But the footsteps of passers by kept going, seemingly not noticing the poor blind man.

 

Until one day, one man came to him and took his sign. The blind man was petrified. What could he do without his sign? But suddenly his sign was brought back to him. The man walked away.

 

Sounds of coins clinging, rushing past one another were heard near him and no, not near him. He knew they were all being tossed right into his hat. People did not ignore him anymore and gave him the money he was craving for so long. What did that misterious man do?

 

He took the sign and changed what was written on it. From “Help me with some money. I am blind.” to “What a wonderful day! You can see it, I can not.”

 

That was the whole magic. The magic of communicating directly to the souls of passers by.

Be a Rockstar

Be a rockstar. In your own way.

 

In the world of today, everybody is making a lot of noise. There’s a lot of noise everywhere, in every possible domain. And if there isn’t much noise yet in one domain, you should expect noise to grow fast in just a few months.

 

So much noise makes things become boring. Really boring. And all the same. You have to stand out. Don’t be boring. I may not really care about this, but you should. Being boring will affect YOUR life, the way you see the world, how much of the world you see. It will affect your career, your willingness to smile and be happy. Being boring is horrible and it’s the one thing keeping you from greatness.

 

Go ahead an be a Rockstar! Who.. you? Yes, you! When you’re a rockstar in your own domain and in your own way you will finally feel that your life is going places. It won’t be simple. But it will be worth it.

 

The easiest way to become a rockstar is to find the things you Love and get noticed for doing them. Pursue the things you love and always say “I Exist!” while doing them. Let people know about you. About what your are doing. You won’t go from today boring, tomorrow rockstar. But over some time you will. And you will start seeing that people want to listen to you. They will love to be influenced by you. You will gain relevance and break through all the noise.

 

Think of this: Mark Zuckerberg. Who is he? Many people still don’t know, unless you tell them “He’s the guy who made Facebook”. reply is: “Oh, that guy. Yeah I know him now”.

 

Getting noticed for being awesome at doing the things you love is the best way to become a rockstar. So go ahead, say “I Exist!”. Be a rockstar.

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Seth Godin on Great Stories

Great stories agree with our world view. The best stories don’t teach people anything new.

 

Instead, the best stories agree with what the audience already believes and makes the members of the audience feel smart and secure when reminded how right they were in the first place.

 

– Seth Godin