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One Thing: Day 394: Fisherman and The Investment Banker

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Day 394: Fisherman and The Investment Banker

Last week we covered a lot of ground including what you should, and should not, be spending your time and focus on.

Speaking of strange things we think about…

I don’t understand why people think kids learning about gay relationships in school will turn them gay.

I learned about World War II and haven’t attempted to invade Poland.

In other news…

My Uncle is overweight… but he identifies as skinny.

I call him Trans Slender.



Last week I got an insane amount of feedback about ‘Goal Spinning’… which is basically how your coaching client goes from trying to make a comfortable 6 figures while achieving freedom…

But accidentally turns it into a goal of building an 8 figure business while learning Funnels, Ad words, adding Multiple Steams of Income all while never actually speaking to anyone.

Here’s a great story I read that might further reinforce that thought for you and your high-end coaching clients.

I loved it…

Hope you and your high-end coaching clients do to.


“The Fisherman and the Investment Banker”

A wealthy investment banker goes on vacation to a tropical fishing village.

As he walked along the docks one afternoon, he came upon a small, run-down fishing boat with several large fish on its deck.

“How long did it take you to catch those fish?” he asked.

The fisherman looked up from his work and smiled at his new visitor.

“Only a little while.”

The investment banker was caught off guard by this response.

He liked the fisherman and wanted to help.

“Why don’t you fish for longer so you can catch more fish?”

The fisherman shrugged and explained to his new friend that he had all he needed.

“Each day, I sleep late, fish a little, and spend time with my children and beautiful wife. In the evening, I go into town, drink wine, play the guitar, and sing and laugh with my friends.”

The investment banker was puzzled.

He wanted to help his new friend, who he recognized was clearly confused.

The investment banker had helped many businesses and had an MBA and other fancy credentials to his name.

So he laid out a plan for the fisherman…

“First, you spend more time fishing, so you can catch and sell more fish. You use the proceeds to buy a boat like these flat bottom boats for sale here, which allows you to catch and sell even more fish.”

The fisherman listened intently, his face calm.

But the investment banker was just getting started…

“Then you buy a fleet of boats. You hire a team. Vertically integrate. As CEO of a large, growing enterprise, you could move to the big city. You would take your company public and make millions!”

The fisherman looked confused, but smiled.

“And then what?” he asked.

The investment banker was shocked.

“Well, then you could retire to a quiet town! You could sleep late, fish a little, and spend time with your children and beautiful wife. In the evening, you could go into town, drink wine, play the guitar, and sing and laugh with your friends.”

Not realizing the irony, the investment banker stood silent, waiting for the fisherman to express excitement with the plan.

The fisherman smiled broadly, thanked his new friend for the advice, and wandered off slowly into the warm afternoon sun.


You heard it here first.


Obsessed with your business coaching success,

Karl Bryan aka King Karl

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