Hi, I'm Martial Arts Master Bill FitzPatrick
The other day I was at CVS picking up a prescription.
Ahead of me was an old lady getting her pills - the clerk asked the old lady if she would like to speak to the pharmacist
In a loud voice, the old lady said,
"Yes, I'd better I had bad diarrhea last night"
The young pharmacist came over and the old lady said
"I took the red pill and the yellow pill and I had loose stools and couldn't get to sleep."
The pharmacist asked, What do you mean yellow pills and red pills?
You know the pills you gave me
Trying another tack, the young pharmacists asked
Did you eat anything else last night?
The old lady said, Well, of course I did, I finished the burrito I brought home last week from the Senior Center - there was some green on it but I cut that off.
Here is why I am telling you this story
This young pharmacist, in his early 20s - has another 40 years of listening to people with the shits whine and complain
This will be his working life - day after day after week after month after year after decade -
AND, he is the LUCKY young professional
He actually HAS a job
A REALLY good paying job
Pharmacists at CVS can make $125,000 -
BUT, alert and aware let us stop and think
We are not talking about some poor young SOB - who graduates with a degree in Public Relations or Communications -
A graduate with NO job -
A graduate who is probably 6 FIGURES in debt
NO, this young pharmacist has a high paying career
BUT, for a long - long - long time to come he still has to smile as he listens to old ladies talking about shitting the bed
Even a great job like being a pharmacist is STILL a Plan B job
NOW, stop and think some more
Aren't we lucky?
Aren't we lucky that we have Plan A
Buy six properties and love your tenants
Create a family dynasty of wealth that can last forever
Do you know what happens in most jobs after 15- 20 years
Even really really good jobs like being a pharmacists
You burn out
So, in 20 years do want to be the BURNED OUT pharmacist who starts sneaking a few mind munbing pills home at night because day after day of listening to customers with loose stools is driving you over the edge
If you followed Plan A
Do you want to be the pharmacist who is 20 years has the option
to hang up his lab coat and never have to walk into a CVS again -
Then, what the hell will he do?
Well, he is rich and retired?
golf every day
Paint, save the whales, run for office, play with his kids
Or, do whatever he wants to do because
He choose Plan A
He completed Plan A
Whatever your job
Ambition - move up the ladder
50 hours of hard work a week
40 hours to pay your bills
10 hours for Plan A
In 20 years is your day going to be
Listening to another old lady talk about shitting the bed
Playing a round at Pebble Beach
It has ALWAYS been your choice
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