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					Are you a Rhino or a Cow?

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Success is achieved in very different ways.


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work at home,home business,home business tips, business


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There are different types of people in the world. Thank goodness we are
not all alike. That would definitely be boring. Some people are happy
with a job with a good company for many years, then retiring, others
don’t want to keep the same job for too long and keep looking for
something better, and still others want to work for themselves.

I read a great book one time called Rhinoceros Success. Actually it was
the first of a three part series of books by Scott Alexander. In the book
he described people and the hunt for success in a very unique way. I’ll
give you a taste of what he tried to put across in his books.

There have been a lot of books written about how to sell, how to succeed
in business, and other similar titles. Many of them give complicated
formulas for success. In Scott’s books, he broke it down really simple.

He said, there are two types of people in the world, rhinos and cows.
There are happy and sad rhinos and there are happy and sad cows.

Let’s start with the sad rhino. You all know a sad rhino. He or she is
the workaholic. They are very successful at what they do but they are
miserable doing it. They have a drive to succeed and make everyone around
them miserable, but succeed they do.

These   are the people that yell a lot, stress out over deadlines, and
think   the world is coming to an end if they don’t succeed at every little
thing   they do and when they don’t it’s someone else’s fault for not being
a sad   rhino too.

They are also the people who tend to die young of a heart attack or a
stroke because of the enormous pressure they put on themselves. But don’t
worry. If you are a sad rhino, I have advice for you later in this
article.

Now, let’s go on to the happy rhino. These people are just as driven as
the sad rhino to succeed, except they enjoy every minute of it. They know
success is an elusive prey, but it’s the actual hunt they love more than
the success itself.
They will always succeed because they do enjoy the hunt, not just the
achievement after the hunt. It’s not even about the money. They enjoy
succeeding and pushing those around them to succeed. They are usually
ones who will give others more than their fair share of chances to
succeed.

If you are a happy rhino, I have good news and bad news for you. I’ll
give you the bad news first. I don’t have any advice for you later in
this article. The good news is, you don’t need my advice. You are well on
your own way to success. I’ll see you there. But make sure you are really
a happy rhino.

A happy rhino gets up every morning way before they need to because they
look forward to every day and want to get a head start. A happy rhino
doesn’t need to yell at and bully others because they will follow the
happy rhinos lead out of respect and because they want to be like them. A
happy rhino leads by example.

A happy rhino let’s nothing get in their way. In the wild a real rhino
charges at it’s prey in a straight line. If weeds and brush scratch at
them, they have a thick skin and ignore it. If they fall down, they get
right back up and immediately begin charging at their prey. There are
single-minded of purpose, looking straight ahead and will not lose focus
on their goal.

If success in your home business is your prey and you want to be a happy
rhino, you have to do the things a happy rhino does. You have to charge
after your success, not just do a daily grind. You have to
enthusiastically charge! You cannot let the little things equal to the
brush and weeds bother you. Have a thick skin and ignore those as just
distractions. If something knocks you down, you have to immediately get
back up and charge after your successful home business. So, are you
really a happy rhino yet?

Okay, time to move on to the happy cows. There is absolutely nothing
wrong with a happy cow. Us happy rhinos need all the happy cows we can
get. Everyone has their own idea of success and not everyone wants to be
a rhino at all. They don’t want to go go go or drive drive drive.

A happy cow is one who is happy working for a happy rhino. They love to
help their boss succeed as long as they are treated well. The happy cow
won’t work for a sad rhino for too long. They just want a good life, a
good family, and a good job.

Some of them can have moderately successful home businesses, working for
themselves even. They won’t have the same success as the rhinos, but they
are not after that, They are happy with a little less and just want to
enjoy life. They do not get all of their happiness from chasing success,
like the rhino does.

Now let’s talk about the sad cows. They stand around chewing their cud,
not doing very much, kind of biding their time. Then they see the happy
rhino drive by in their Rolls Royce and say “Look at that lucky #$%^&”!”
Then they lower their head and go right back to grazing, not doing
anything to change their lot in life, accepting whatever is given to
them. They grumble that anyone who is successful, the sad and happy
rhinos and even the happy cows, are just lucky and they can’t seem to get
a break.

Admit it. You know at least one sad cow. Do you like being around the sad
cow? Are you the sad cow? If you are or have a friend who is the sad cow,
I give the following advice for sad cows.

Stop thinking everyone else is just lucky. Stop blaming other people for
your own mistakes and laziness. Sit down and truthfully list your bad
habits. If you need a trusted friend or family member to help you, get
them to help you do this.

But you have to admit these mistakes and bad habits from the heart and
immediately begin to change them one by one. You’ll be amazed at how fast
you will become a happier cow, then maybe even a happy rhino if you want
it bad enough.

Now my advice for all you sad rhinos out there. It’s great that you are
succeeding in your home or other business. But YOU ARE LOSING ALL YOUR
FRIENDS AND ALIENATING ALL THOSE AROUND YOU, EVEN YOUR OWN FAMILY!

Get a clue. Succeeding in business is great. Succeeding in life is way
more important though. Stop yelling. Know when enough is enough. Quit
being a bully. Quit taking advantage of people. Quit taking people for
granted. You think they will always be there to do your bidding and if
they aren’t, well you didn’t need them anyway.

Nothing is further from the truth. The saying it’s lonely at the top was
meant for sad rhinos. There will come a day when you are all alone with
your success and you will find success alone is not a very good
companion.

As for the happy rhinos, I only ask these things of you. Find a sad rhino
and teach them to be a happy rhino. They will listen to you and you only.
Take a happy cow to lunch. Try to sit a sad cow down and teach them what
they are doing wrong.

I hope this article helps you find out where you   are in your hunt for a
successful home or other type of business and in   your life. I also hope
it helps you understand how to change the habits   you might need to change
or helps you help someone else learn about being   successful.

				
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