A businessman’s first trade

   

1993 autumn a Saturday afternoon, I anxious not to not to returned home, majesty prepared to dispose of some of our yard work must be done. When I was cleaning the fallen leaves in the yard, my five year old son Nick came over, pulling my leg, “Dad, I need you to help me to write a brand.” He said. “No, Nick, I’m busy.” I answer this. “But, I need a brand.” He insisted. “What’s the use of the brand, Nick?” I asked. “I’m going to sell some of my rocks.” He replied.

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Nick has always been obsessed with rocks, he has collected many of them from everywhere, in addition, others have given him some, in our garage with a basket full of stones, he regularly cleaned, classified and re stacked. They are his treasures. “I don’t have time now, Nick, I have to clean the leaves,” I said. “Go to your mother, let her help you.”.” After a while, Nick got a piece of paper back. In the paper, he used his Zheng Wusui child’s handwriting wrote: “today the sale of $1.” His mother helped him to make the brand, he now began to do business. He took his brand, a small basket, and four of the best stones to our driveway. In the village, he put the stone lined up, put the basket behind them, sat down in the ground. I looked at him from a distance and focused on the development of things.

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After about half an hour, there’s no one to pass by. I walked through the driveway and wanted to see what he was doing. “How, Nick?” I asked. “Very good.” He replied. “What’s the use of this basket?” I asked. “Put the money.” He said to be poker-faced. “How much do you have to do?” ‘each one dollar.” Nick said. “Nick, no one would be willing to buy a dollar for a dollar.” No, it was a bit of a wish! “Nick, we are not busy at this street, there is no one who passes through here, why don’t you put these things away, to play for a while?” ‘no, there’s a lot of people here, Dad.” He said, “people are walking on our streets, riding bicycles, and people driving their cars to see the house.”. There are a lot of people here.”

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He has been patient with his position. After a little while, a small truck drove down the street. When Nick shook his spirit from brand to make it to lift a minivan, when I was watching . When Han minivan from Nick before slowly after, I saw a young couple is stretched her neck in Ya Nick’s brand of the word. They continue along this road to the front of the dead away, after a little while. They had their way back. When they passed the next time, the lady in the car rolled down the window and I could not hear them. But I saw her turn around and say something to the man who drove the car, and then I saw him reaching for his wallet, and I saw him pass her a dollar. Underground car go to nick. After a careful observation of the stones, She chose one of them. Handed Nick a dollar, and drove the car away.

I sat in the yard and looked at Nick ran over to me, when I arrived really is stunned, his hands waving a dollar bill, loud mouth mark with. “I told you I can put my stone to sell one dollar a piece of it — if you have for yourself fully groom heart, you can do anything t” I walked into the house, took out my camera, Nick and his brand took a photo. This little guy has a strong confidence in himself, and he is willing to prove to me that he can do it. How this child rearing is a very meaningful lesson, and we also derive great benefit. Until Te, we often talk about it.

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