Think out of box and be confident

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Once upon there was a business man who was in deep dept and could see no way out.
Creditors were closing on him, suppliers were demanding payment. He sat on the park bench at bus- stop, head in hands, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy.
Suddenly an old hausa man appeared before him. "I can see that something is troubling you, "he said". After listening to the business man's woes, the old man said "I believe I can help you.
He asked the man's name, wrote out a check and pushed  it into his hand saying "take this money".
Meet me here exactly one year from today and you can pay me back at that time.
Then he turned and disappeared as quickly as he had come. The business man saw in his check 100million signed by Aliko Dangote, one of the richest man in the world!
I can erased my money worries in an instant! He realised.
But instead, the business decided to put the uncashed check in his safe, just knowing it was there might give him the strength to work out a way to save his business, he thought.
With renewed optimism, he negotiated better deals and extended terms of payment. He closed several big sales within a few months, he was out of debt and making money once again.
Exactly one year later, he returned to the park with the uncashed check. At the agreed upon time, the old man appeared. But just as the business man was about to hand back the check and share his success story, a nurse came running up and grabbed the old man.
I'm so glad I caught him! He panted.
I hope he hasn't been bothering you ?
He's always escaping from the asylum and telling people he's Aliko Dangote.
He led the old man away by the arm.
The business man was astonished stood there stunned that all year long he'd been wheeling and dealing buying and selling convinced he had 100millions behind him.
Suddenly he realised that it wasn't the money, real or imagined, that had turned his life around; it was his new found self confidence that gave him the power to achieve anything he went after.
Moral of the story : Always think out of the box and take business risk.

Written by : Fasasi Eyitayo S Marvel

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