By Eddy Montilla.
A.C. had been a successful man in the business world almost for his entire life. When some years ago, he wanted to talk to me, I presumed that something was wrong because rich people do not usually want to talk to those who are not.
“I almost lost everything, Eddy”, he said. “And the worst part is that I don’t know what to do! You can’t imagine how desperate I am.”
“That’s for sure, A.C., I’ve never been rich! Since I was a child, life has beaten me down many times. I don’t know about money as much as you do, but at least, in the field of vicissitudes, I can give you a piece of advice. Whenever I’m getting through difficult moments, I use my trampoline and, believe me, it really works out.”
“My trampoline. I take it out of heart and mind and stand on it. Then, I start jumping. The harder problems push me down, the higher my trampoline will pull me up.”
A.C. got the message, smiled at me and returned to his home. Four years have passed since that moment. Yesterday I got a mail from him. He’s doing well (some people have an incredible talent to make money). When I asked him how he could grow again to that level, he said: “I did my hard work and the trampoline gave me the strength. So, the answer is the trampoline, Eddy, the trampoline”.
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