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Monday, July 02, 2007

_the_pipeline_story_

updates??? let me share with you one story... worth reading and thinking through!!! enjoice!!! a bit looooooongg... so, take your time!!!!

How to get rich...without winning the lottery

Once upon a time long, long ago, two ambitious young cousins named Pablo
and Bruno lived side by side in a small Italian village.
The young men were best buddies, and big dreamers.
They would talk endlessly about how someday, someway, they would become
the richest men in the village. They were both bright and hard working.
All they needed was an opportunity.
One day that opportunity arrived. The village decided to hire two men to
carry water from a nearby river to a cistern in the town square. The job
went to Pablo and Bruno.
Each man grabbed two buckets and headed to the river. By the end of the
day, they had filled the town cistern to the brim. The village elder
paid them one penny for each bucket of water.
"This is our dream come true! "Shouted Bruno. "I can't believe our good
fortune."
But Pablo wasn't so sure.
His back ached and his hands were blistered from carrying the heavy
buckets. He dreaded getting up and going to work the next morning. He
vowed to think of a better way to get the water from the river to the
village.

Pablo The Pipeline Man
"Bruno, I have a plan," Pablo said the next morning as they grabbed
their buckets and headed for the river. "Instead of lugging buckets back
and forth for pennies a day, let's build a pipeline from the village to
the river."
Bruno stopped dead in his tracks.
"A pipeline! Whoever heard of such a thing?" Bruno shouted. "We've got a
great job, Pablo. I can carry 100 buckets a day. At a penny a bucket
that's a dollar a day! I'm rich! By the end of the week, I can buy a new
pair of shoes. By the end of the month a cow. By the end of six months I
can buy a new hut. We have the best job in town. We have weekends off
and two weeks paid vacation every year. We're set for life! Get out of
here with your pipeline."
But Pablo was not easily discouraged. He patiently explained the
pipeline plan to his best friend. Pablo would work part of the day
carrying buckets, and part of the day and weekends building his
pipeline. He knew it would be hard work digging a ditch in the rocky
soil. Because he was paid by the bucket he knew his income would drop.
He also knew it might take a year or two before his pipeline would pay
off. But Pablo believed in his dream and he went to work.
Bruno and the rest of the villagers began mocking Pablo, calling him
"Pablo The Pipeline Man." Bruno, who was earning almost twice the money
as Pablo, flaunted his new purchases. He bought a donkey outfitted with
a new leather saddle, which he kept parked outside his new two-story
hut. He bought flashy clothes and fancy meals at the inn. The villagers
called him Mr. Bruno, and they cheered when he bought rounds at the
tavern and laughed loudly at his jokes.

Small Actions Equal Big Results
While Bruno lay in his hammock on evenings and weekends, Pablo kept
digging his pipeline. The first few months Pablo didn't have much to
show for his efforts. The work was hard, even harder than Bruno's
because Pablo was working evenings and weekends too.
But Pablo kept reminding himself that tomorrow’s dreams are built on
today’s sacrifices. Day by day he dug, inch by inch.
Inches turned into one foot............. then ten feet............ then
20............. then 100.
"Short-term pain equals long-term gain," he reminded himself as he
stumbled into his hut after another exhausting day's work. "In time my
reward will exceed my efforts," he thought.
"Keep your eyes on the prize," he kept thinking as he drifted off to
sleep with the sounds of laughter from the village tavern in the background.

The Tables Are Turned
Days turned into months. One day Pablo realized his pipeline was
half-way finished, which meant he only had to walk half as far to fill
his buckets! Pablo used the extra time to work on his pipeline.
During his rest breaks, Pablo watched his old friend Bruno lug buckets.
Bruno's shoulders were more stooped than ever. He was hunched in pain,
his steps slowed by the daily grind. Bruno was angry and sullen,
resenting the fact that he was doomed to carry buckets, day in, day out,
for the rest of his life.
He began to spend less time in his hammock and more time in the tavern.
When the tavern's patrons saw Bruno coming they'd whisper, "Here comes
Bruno the Bucket Man," and they’d giggle when the town drunk mimicked
Bruno's stooped posture and shuffling gait. Bruno didn't buy rounds or
tell jokes anymore, preferring to sit alone in a dark corner surrounded
by empty bottles.
Finally Pablo's big day arrived, his pipeline was complete! The
villagers crowded around as the water gushed from the pipeline into the
village cistern! Now that the village had a steady supply of fresh
water, people from around the countryside moved into the village and the
village prospered.
Once the pipeline was complete, Pablo didn't have to carry buckets
anymore. The water flowed whether he worked or not. It flowed while he
ate. It flowed while he slept. It flowed on weekends while he played.
The more the water flowed into the village, the more money flowed into
Pablo's pockets!
Pablo the Pipeline Man became known as Pablo the Miracle Maker. But
Pablo understood what he did wasn't a miracle. It was merely the first
stage of a big, big dream. You see, Pablo had bigger plans. Pablo
planned on building pipelines all over the world!

Recruiting His Friend to Help
The pipeline drove "Bruno The Bucket Man" out of business, and it pained
Pablo to see his old friend begging for drinks at the tavern. So, Pablo
arranged a meeting with his old friend.
"Bruno, I've come here to ask you for your help."
Bruno straightened his stooped shoulders, and his dark eyes narrowed to
a squint. "Don't mock me," Bruno hissed.
"I haven't come here to gloat," said Pablo. "I've come here to offer you
a great business opportunity. It took me more than two years before my
first pipeline was complete. But I've learned a lot during those two
years. I know what tools to use now, and where to dig. I know where to
lay the pipe. I kept notes as I went along so now I have a system that
will allow me to build another pipeline in less time........... Then
another........... then another. I could build a pipeline a year by
myself, but what I plan on doing is teach you how to build a pipeline,
then have you teach others and have them teach others.
"Just think, we could make a small percentage of every gallon of water
that goes through those pipelines."
Bruno finally saw the big picture. They shook hands and hugged like old
friends.

Pipeline Dreams In A Bucket-Carrying World
Years passed. Their world pipelines were pumping millions of dollars
into their bank accounts. Sometimes on their trips through the
countryside, Pablo and Bruno would pass villagers from other villages
carrying buckets.
The friends would pull over and tell them their story and offer to help
them build a pipeline. But sadly, most bucket carriers would hastily
dismiss the notion.
"I don't have the time."
"My friend told me he knew a friend who's uncle's best friend tried to
build a pipeline and failed."
"Only the ones who get in early make money on a pipeline."
"I've carried buckets my whole life, I'll stick to what I know."
"I know people who lost money in a pipeline scam."
Both men resigned themselves to the fact they lived in a world with a
bucket-carrying mentality............. and only a very small percentage
of people would ever see the vision.
End of Story

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We Live In A Bucket-Carrying World

Who are you? A bucket-carrier............ or a pipeline builder? Do you
get paid only when you show up for work like Bruno the Bucket Carrier?
Or do you do the work once and get paid over and over again like Pablo
the Pipeline Builder?
If you're like most people, you're working the bucket-carrying plan.
It's the time-for-money-trap.
The problem with bucket carrying is that the money stops when the
bucket-carrying stops. Which means the concept of a "secure job" or
"dream job" is an illusion. The inherent danger of carrying buckets is
that the income is temporary instead of ongoing.
If Bruno woke up one morning with a stiff back and couldn't get out of
bed, how much money would he earn that day? ZERO! No Work-No Money!
The same goes for any bucket-carrying job. Once bucket-carriers stop
carry buckets for any reason, they won't continue to get a paycheck.

Real-Life True Story
My previous dentist was the best dentist I ever had. A complete
professional. Great personality. Great technician. Every visit was
virtually pain-free. She loved what she did and set her own hours. She
was only open three days a week so she could spend four-day weekends
with her family.
She pulled down more than $100,000 a year working three days a week at a
job she loved. This was a bucket-carriers dream job if there ever was one!
One problem. Before the age of 40 she developed arthritis in her hands
and couldn't work anymore. Today she teaches at a university earning
one-third the income she earned as a dentist.
There's no such thing as a secure bucket-carrying job no matter how
great it seems.
The problem with the time-for-money trap is that if you can no longer
trade-the-time, you no longer get the money!
Most people mistake bucket-carrying for pipeline building. We observe
99% of the people in the world are carrying buckets, so we assume bucket
carrying is the way to get what we want in life.
We grow up surrounded by bucket-carriers, so we figure that's the
way-of-the-world. It reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw recently:
100,000 lemmings can't be wrong!
People think the same way about bucket-carriers. 100 million
bucket-carriers can't be wrong. Well yes they can!
Let's face it. There are a lot more bucket-carriers in this world than
pipeline builders.

Why?
Because bucket-carrying is the model that our parents followed and the
one that they taught us to follow. The bucket-carrying model tells you
here's what you do to get ahead:

Go to school and learn how to carry buckets.
Work really hard.
Earn the right to carry bigger buckets. (Get promoted)
Resign from "Bucket Company A" to work for "Bucket Company B" which lets
you carry even bigger buckets.
Work longer hours so you can carry more buckets.
Put the kids through bucket-carrying college.
Try to get promoted from carrying metal buckets....... to carrying
plastic buckets............ to carrying digital buckets.
Dream of the day you can retire from bucket carrying after 30-40 years.
Until then, keep carrying those buckets....................... Or, the
bucket-carriers dream comes true. You hit the big lottery! (the odds are
1 in about 14-15 million against them, but hey most all bucket carriers
think it could happen to them, so........... until then, keep carrying
those buckets)

What do all those bucket-carriers earn for their efforts?
Surprisingly little. According to Parade magazine's "What People Earn"
survey, the average worker in America earns $28,500 a year. Subtract
almost 20% for taxes, and that leaves $22,500 take-home pay. Let's face
it, that's not enough for most people to live on.

What do bucket-carriers do when they need more money?
Because they have a bucket-carrying mentality, they come up with a
bucket-carrying solution............ if you need more money you've got
to carry more buckets!
"I’ll get a second job carrying buckets in the evenings and on
weekends," Daddy Bucket Carrier decides.
"I can go back to the bucket-carrying job I had before the kids were
born," Mommy Bucket Carrier says.
"The kids can get bucket-carrying jobs after school and in the summer,"
they both say.
The Results?
Today North Americans work the longest hours in the world. Yes, even
more than the work-obsessed Japanese. Is the
earn-more-money-by-carrying-more-buckets plan working?
No. Here are the facts.
Consumer debt is at a record high. The average household has 95 cents
worth of debt for every dollar earned.
The proportion of women working to support their families more than
doubled over the past 20 years.
More people are taking second and third mortgages on their single
biggest asset............ their homes............. to pay the bills.

Hello! What's wrong with this picture?
It's the fallacy of carrying bigger buckets. Bucket carriers tell
themselves everything would be okay if they could just carry bigger buckets.
Bucket carriers are forever wondering how much money other bucket
carriers earn.
True, the doctor’s bucket is a lot bigger than the cook's
bucket............. about ten times bigger! But that doesn't mean the
doctor is financially independent. He's just as dependent on his bucket
carrying job as the cook.

Why?
They spend more! Truth is, the doctors and lawyers making six-figures
are spending most of their income to support their lifestyles. a. The
average worker drives a $5,000 used car. The doctor drives a $45,000 Lexus.
b. The average worker sends his kids to free public school. The doctor
sends his kids to private school............ and on and on and on.
The doctor spends just as much of a percentage of his income than all
other bucket carriers. All are living paycheck-to paycheck. If you don't
believe it, check the bankruptcy records. You'll see every kind of
bucket carrier listed in there!

All Buckets Eventually Dry Up
All buckets dry up no matter how big they are. Pipelines, on the other
hand, are self-sustaining. But pipelines require sacrifice. Pipelines
don't build themselves. You have to be willing to put in the time and
effort to build them.

A Bigger Bucket Won't Solve The Problem. Why?
Carry as big a bucket as you can but build a pipeline on the side,
because as long as you carry buckets, you have to show-up to get paid,
and no matter how big the bucket is............. it will dry-up.
Many a person has gone from the "Millionaire Next Door" to the "Bankrupt
Person Next Door".

This person had a HUGE bucket and now has nothing!
His name is Darryl Strawberry. Professional baseball player. The 38 year
old outfielder broke into the majors as a teenager and was hailed as the
next Ted Williams!
Strawberry has made a fortune in his career............. $2-$5 million
every year. That was just from his baseball contract! Add a couple
million from endorsements, speeches, autographs and more and he's earned
$50-$100 million before his 40th birthday!
A guy like that has to be set for life right? WRONG!
According to a local newspaper report, "Strawberry has no income or
savings to support his current wife and their three children."

What Happened?
Strawberry bought expensive everything........... Including drugs and
alcohol. Strawberry didn't build a pipeline............. because he
thought he had enough money to last forever no matter what. He can't
play baseball anymore because of his drug problem. He won't be allowed
to play ever again. He's Broke!

It's Your Turn To Choose
What sounds like the best plan to you? Remember, most of your friends
and neighbors won't understand! They've been taught to carry buckets.

Time Levels The Playing Field
It doesn't matter how much money you earn ............ or how little
money you earn............ we all have the same amount of time in each
day. 24 hours. It doesn't matter if you're a doctor, lawyer, or cook. It
only takes time to build a pipeline. Yes you'll need
tools................ but those will cost relatively very little. So
everyone has an equal opportunity when it comes to building a pipeline!

Timing
Some people put off building their pipelines because "right now isn't a
good time for me." Guess what? Right now is a bad time for anybody!
We're all stressed. We're all busy. We're all putting out fires and
dealing with unexpected emergencies. There's a word for these bad times.
It's called life!
Some people waste their lives waiting for the "perfect time" to do x, y,
or z. Well, they'll die waiting because there's no such thing as a
perfect time. If someone told you they'd give you $1 million dollars if
you'd sit in a corner and knit for two hours every day for one year,
you'd find the time right?
It wouldn't matter if your son broke his arm................... your car
wouldn't start....................... The cat got sick. Rather than
forfeit $1 million dollars, you'd find the time no matter what.


Waste Not Want Not
People often ask me why they should take the time and effort to build
pipelines when things aren't going so bad for them right now. They say
they deserve to relax in the recliner and watch TV after a hard days
work. Got a few bucks in the bank........ Kids are doing well in
school........... No need to "rock the boat".
There's no better time to build your pipeline than when things are going
good!

A Final Thought
A man was on the 30th floor of a fancy hotel overlooking Central Park in
Manhattan. He pulled back the shades........... And threw open the
window to enjoy the view. As he leaned out the window, he was startled
to see a man falling past his window.
"How you doing?" he asked the falling man.
"Fine so far," came the reply.
The point is, there are lots of bucket carriers in the world that think
they are "doing just fine". But they can't stay in the free-fall
forever. Sooner or later they'll meet the ground.
For bucket carriers it's................... don’t or can't show up for
work............... no more paycheck!
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You must have a business to build your pipelines. What will you do now?
Good luck and get digging because once you find it, you only have to
build it once and it will continue to pay you forever! And next time you
run into a bucket carrier, don't listen................... they're only
one in millions who are working the wrong plan.

Note : Working with company A (bucket carrier start-ups), move to company B (looking for other types of bucket to carry), sudden resignation from company B (bucket carrier got fed-ups), attached to company C (bucket carrier needs to fill her bucket!!!!)... so, when would 'this' bucket carrier found her opportunity to be the next pipeliner??? keep searching!!! and DIGGING!!!!

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous typed...

Whilst pipe builders are busy developing, selling and installing more pipes. And whilst potential pipe builders are busy learning about pipes business.

Bucket carriers are busy writing very long stories and feeling very sorry...... because the world is not fair.

Do or do not. There is no try :)

23:49

 

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