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Hi, I'm Martial Arts Master Bill FitzPatrick

A businessman was relaxing on the beach in Key West.

Each morning, before 10 AM, he saw a fisherman come back with his catch.

Curious about his work habits, the businessman asked the fisherman

Hey, if you don't mind me asking

Why do you quit so EARLY every day?

The fisherman said, Well I start out at 6

and usually by 10 I have caught enough fish to support my family.

The businessman shrugged and asked

Then, what do you do the rest of the day,

Fisherman said, Well, I help my wife around the house -

pick up the kids from school -

cook dinner and help with homework -

later, I like to sit on the porch and play my guitar.

Businessman shook his head,

Listen, take it from me

I am an expert at building businesses

I've been watching your operation.

You're good.

In fact, you are a REALLY good fisherman.

I figure that if you worked just four MORE hours a day,

you could buy a bigger boat,

hire a crew and make TWICE the money

and you could do that by JUST working FOUR more hours

PLEASE, Listen to me,

Be smart in time, you can buy two boats -

set up an office - take on partners and continue to expand

Follow my business plan, and YOU can GET rich.

The fisherman asks, "And what happens after that?"

The businessman says,

Are you kidding?

"After that, you'll be rich

So, you can finally retire, you can wake up early in the morning, do a little fishing,

and then enjoy the rest of the day with your family.

The fisherman really didn't understand what the businessman was getting at.

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