1. Can you help me…?
Fifteen years ago, I started writing weekly wellness articles in three local papers. My goal was simple… to help shape the community’s philosophy on health and wellness and help provide the readers with solid, useful information that they could use to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their families. I have written hundreds of articles and have had incredible feedback. I created this website to increase that level of impact, posting my weekly articles as a blog, as well as this Friday’s Findings. The response has been incredible, and it appears most are enjoying these three nuggets each Friday. There is no financial agenda (as there is nothing to buy), but I am working on a few projects, as well as a book, that one day I may ask you to purchase. In the meantime, all I ask is that you share the site with family and friends. Scroll back through the Friday’s Findings, find one of your favorites, copy the link, and send it to someone you think will enjoy it and/or benefit from it. If you ever read or see anything on drbizjak.com that moves you, inspires you, or entertains you, please pass it on to others. My goal is to grow our subscriber list to hopefully impact more lives. I appreciate your trust, value the fact that you read what I write, and thank you in advance for helping me spread this information. Please take a moment and send someone the link to a specific Friday’s Findings now. (Here is one of the most popular Friday’s Findings if that helps… Friday’s Findings: 07.05.2019. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
2. Something cool I videoed…
I took this video of a relentless ant dragging some type of dead caterpillar back to its home. I was impressed by its determination and abilities. Couldn’t help but think about how this ant surely wasn’t complaining about the hard work, wouldn’t give up (even when it had to drag it through the difficult dips in the pavement), and was doing it for the good of its colony (not just itself). Amazing to see it drag something roughly 10x’s its size. Wow! Check out the 7 second video, along with another 7 second time-lapsed video (it wandered off screen sooner than I had hoped).
3. One of my favorite parables of all time…
I read this in Tim Ferriss’ book, The 4-Hour Work Week, years ago. It really got me thinking and stuck with me. I’ve shared it in a past blog, so you may have seen it before, but it is definitely worth reading again… and again… and again. Enjoy! (And pass it on!)
An American investment banker was taking a much-needed vacation in a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. The boat had several large, fresh fish in it.
The investment banker was impressed by the quality of the fish and asked the Mexican how long it took to catch them. The Mexican replied, “Only a little while.” The banker then asked why he didn’t stay out longer and catch more fish?
The Mexican fisherman replied he had enough to support his family’s immediate needs.
The American then asked “But what do you do with the rest of your time?”
The Mexican fisherman replied, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos: I have a full and busy life, señor.”
The investment banker scoffed, “I am an Ivy League MBA, and I could help you. You could spend more time fishing and with the proceeds buy a bigger boat, and with the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats until eventually you would have a whole fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to the middleman you could sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You could control the product, processing and distribution.”
Then he added, “Of course, you would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City where you would run your growing enterprise.”
The Mexican fisherman asked, “But señor, how long will this all take?”
To which the American replied, “15–20 years.”
“But what then?” asked the Mexican.
The American laughed and said, “That’s the best part. When the time is right, you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich. You could make millions.”
“Millions, señor? Then what?”
To which the investment banker replied, “Then you would retire. You could move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos.”