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.