11 Pearls of Wisdom from My Friend a New York Cabbie!

Recently I was listening to a speaker and he shared his experience of his conversation with a cab driver in New York.  It struck a chord with me in its wisdom and simplicity. Here is what he said:

One morning in New York, I caught a taxi (to go to a breakfast speaking engagement) and during a short ride I heard one of the finest talks on USA and free enterprise that I ever heard. The cab driver had been a doctor in his native Nigeria, but he preferred living in a free society with the opportunity to do what he pleased, and so he was very excited about being a cab driver in New York.

During our conversation, my immigrant friend quickly turned to motivator and his enthusiasm led him to give me some rules for success! I offer them here so that you might benefit from them, too.

  1. Learn to love your work and take the time to be the best you can be.
  2. Treat all people like a million dollars.
  3. Pay your bills.
  4. Obey the laws.
  5. Keep your eyes on God.  God is in charge.
  6. Run away from lazy, corrupt people.
  7. Make your workplace your home.
  8. Love and honour your boss.
  9. Keep your promises.
  10. Mind your own business.
  11. Work hard.

I was motivated by the cab driver who was excited about his dream and having the opportunity to live it. He had set his goal long ago. He was living his dream. He wasn't waiting until he could get into something better, he was performing with the opportunity he had. He was happy with what he had and was enthusiastically giving life his best shot. That, my friend, is marvellous preparation for a better tomorrow!


The author Tony Gattari is founder and Chief Energy Officer of Achievers group. He is a much in demand passionate professional speaker, business educator, author and corporate and business advisor.  He has worked with over 200 businesses around the world.                 

Website: www.achieversgroup.com.au

Email: tony@achieversgroup.com.au

Phone: 0410 538 521

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