Saturday, August 22, 2015

Balloons in a Room

I have had a few requests for the story I told on a recent business conference call
Here it is. Let's live it. Pass it on.

A group of 500 alumni were attending a seminar during their 15 year reunion weekend. The speaker stopped for a group activity. He  gave each person a balloon and then asked them to write their name on their balloon with a marker pen. All the balloons were collected and put in another room.

The people were then led into that room and asked to find their balloon within 5 minutes. Everyone frantically searched for their name, collided with each other, and pushed past one another. There was utter chaos.

At the end of 5 minutes, no one had found their own balloon.

Then, the speaker asked each person to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.

The speaker then began, "This is happening in our lives. Everyone is looking for success, often not knowing how to find it. Our success lies in the success of other people. Help them reach their goals and you will achieve your own."


A quote from our business convention:
"Pretty much the only way to be successful is to turn around and change someone else's life. . . . . to help others.  In return, we are blessed 10X over.
What an amazing business we have!"


Enhancing the lives of those we touch by helping people to reach their goals.