Monday, October 21, 2019

Thoughts About a Turkey Leg

Ran into some guys around lunch on Monday and one had what was left of a  Famous Turkey Leg from the NC State Fair.

We all got a laugh about it and I congratulated him on having ANYTHING left after leaving the fair. I can't even remember everything I ate last Friday.

But, after I drove away I thought about the guy's willingness to use what he had to fill a need. I saw a woman throw away about that much turkey leg as I was walking out the fair gate.

Too often, we overlook resources we have that could move us to the next level or, at the least, help us take a step forward. The resources could be time, energy, money, contacts, stuff, knowledge or...leftovers.

A few years ago I met a couple from Nashville, NC, who wanted to start a small business. They needed $375 to get started, but didn't have the cash. I asked them, "When was the last time you cleaned out your closets, attic and garage?"

They looked at me and their eyes lit up. Two weeks later they had a yard sale that pulled in $758. I remember the number because I loved the example.

We always have something we can use; even it it's only our sweat, our brainpower, or a leftover Famous Turkey Leg from the NC State Fair.

1 comment:

  1. I have lots of "leftover" everythings. My deal is that I make something else out of them and then sell for profit. Hard to throw away a piece I see as having potential! hey! I could probably make something cool out that turkey leg once it's scraped clean and freeze dried!