In New York City it is not unusual to see people begging for
money. Some may perform small tasks such as washing a
car window cleaning off the bench seat while others simply
hold out a tin cup. This is how one blind man in Bryant Park
asked passersby for money. Sitting on the sidewalk the
place to sign next to him that said, “I am blind, please help.”
An executive from a Madison Avenue advertising agency
was walking by on her lunch hour and noticed that people
were unmoved by his sign and were merely passing him by.
She took a thick black marker and walked up to his sign.
Turning it around, she wrote a new message.
Immediately people started dropping coins and dollar bills
into the tin cup. Thanks so many people were touched by the
new message at the cup was soon overflowing.
To see what the message said, click here.
As Aesop established hundreds of years
ago with his timeless fables we remember
words best when we become engaged in a
story. Max has compiled an anecdotal
story collection designed to generate “ah-
ha” moments during coaching sessions,
presentations, and meetings. Click here to
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