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Impactful Real Estate News | August 2018
The Story of a Woodcutter
Once upon a time, a very strong woodcutter asked for a job in a timber merchant and he got it. The pay was really good and so was the work condition. For those reasons, the woodcutter was determined to do his best. His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he supposed to work.
The first day, the woodcutter brought 18 trees.
“Congratulations,” the boss said. “Go on that way!”
Very motivated by the boss words, the woodcutter tried harder the next day, but he could only bring 15 trees. The third day he tried even harder, but he could only bring 10 trees. Day after day he was bringing less and less trees.
“I must be losing my strength”, the woodcutter thought. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on.
“When was the last time you sharpened your axe?” the boss asked.
“Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy trying to cut trees…”
Our lives are like that. We sometimes get so busy that we don’t take time to sharpen the “axe”. In today’s world, it seems that everyone is busier than ever, but less happy that ever.
Why is that? Could it be that we have forgotten how to stay “sharp”? There’s nothing wrong with activity and hard work. But we should not get so busy that we neglect the truly important things in life, like our personal life, taking time to get close to our Creator, giving more time for our family, taking time to read etc.
We all need time to relax, to think and meditate, to learn and grow. If we don’t take the time to sharpen the “axe”, we will become dull and lose our effectiveness.
~Author: Stephen Covey, From: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation so that we can “adopt” a child and see to it that their dream wish comes true. These wishes may only last a week or even just a day but it empowers children to fight harder, while also giving both them and their parents an unforgettable experience. Medical professionals testify to the impact that these wishes have as they observe their patients feel better and comply more readily with the treatments when they return.
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Please come alongside us by referring a friend/ family member/ co-worker or by choosing us as your Real Estate Team. Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, we will donate a portion of our income on every home sale towards our goal so that we can make another’s child’s wish come true like Nicholas’; read Nicholas' wish story below.
~ Dwight Streu