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Tomato Story

By: R. Hundoo.

A Jobless man applied for the position of ‘office boy’ at Microsoft. The HR manager interviewed him then watched him cleaning the floor as a test.

‘You are employed’ he said. Give me your e-mail address and I’ll send you the application to fill in, as well as date when you may start.

The man replied ‘But I don’t have a computer, neither an email’. ‘I’m sorry’, said the HR manager. If you don’t have an email, that means you do not exist. And who doesn’t exist, cannot have the job.’

The man left with no hope at all. He didn’t know what to do, with only $10 in his pocket. He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a 10Kg tomato crate.

He then sold the tomatoes in a door to door round. In less than two hours, he succeeded to double his capital. He repeated the operation three times,
and returned home with $60.

The man realized that he can survive by this way, and started to go every day earlier, and return late. Thus, his money doubled or tripled every day.

Shortly, he bought a cart, then a truck, and then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles.

5 years later, the man is one of the biggest food retailers in the US He started to plan his family’s future, and decided to have a life insurance.

He called an insurance broker, and chose a protection plan. When the conversation was concluded the broker asked him his email. The man replied,’ I don’t have an email.’
The broker answered curiously, ‘You don’t have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire. Can you imagine what you could have been if you had an e mail?!!’ The man thought for a while and replied, ‘Yes, I’d be an office boy at Microsoft!’ Moral of the story

Moral of the story:

1.       Blame yourself when things don’t go right.

2.       When you truly decide, nothing in world can stop you to be successful not even internet.

3.       During your tough time, don’t feel pity of yourself and do not listen what people say about you, be strong, keep the faith, listen to your inner voice and take action!

4.       There are millions of ways to make money and become more successful, be honest and do things with discipline.

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  1. pinky
    March 13, 2011 at 7:51 am

    true rajiv,Some time u need ur inner strength to stand in this world.

  2. Shammi
    March 13, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    How true..honesty, hard work and faith in yourself is the right cocktail to succede in life

  3. March 13, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    @ Pinky & Shammi – There are lots of success stories that we read and all of them has one unique similarity, the cocktail descrited by you both (inner strength, honesty, hard working and faith), there might be more qualities, but without any of this, life gets tough 🙂

  4. rajeev
    March 14, 2011 at 10:54 am

    There is always a blessing in rejection, only we have to look for it rather than brood over the rejection.

  5. March 14, 2011 at 11:41 am

    @ Rajeev – Very true, we always have choices, either to accept or reject, we should choose to accept and move on with faith 🙂

  6. Amisha
    March 21, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Very inspring.

  7. March 21, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    @ Amisha – Thank you 🙂

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