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Apr 12, 2019
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For those who are interested in these metaphor stories, I just heard another great one today while listening to audiobook in the car, it goes like this:

In Ancient Greece, it was completely normal for a man to have two wives, one old and one young. Both women would love the man very dearly.

Everyday in the evening, it would be a custom for the husbands young wife to comb the hair of her husband and to pluck out any of his forming grey hair. Of course... She didn't want her husband looking too much older then herself, how could she be seen with him in public otherwise?

Similarly, in the morning, after the greek man came out of the shower, his older wife would help him dress up for the day. While doing so, she would also comb his hair and pluck out any of the black hair that he had, hoping only grey hair to be left, so that her husband could also look as old as her.

The result of all of this after hair plucking? After a couple of months, the greek man had not a single hair left on his head, he had become completely bald.

The morale of the story?

You cant serve two masters at once. Be monogamous with your business idea. Put all energy into your one business and ensure reliable and steady cash flow from it first, before you start putting energy into other ventures!
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MJ DeMarco

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Ha Ha, great story. I pulled it out of the thread and made it into its own thread.

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