SOWPub Small Business Forums  

Click Here to see the latest posts!

Ask any questions related to business / entrepreneurship / money-making / life
or share your success stories (and educational "failures")...

Sign up for the Hidden Business Ideas Letter Free edition, and receive a free report straight to your inbox: "Idea that works in a pandemic: Ordinary housewife makes $50,000 a month in her spare time, using a simple idea - and her driveway..."

Also, please no insults or personal attacks.
Feel free to link to your web site though at the end of your posts.

Stay up to date! Get email notifications or
get "new thread" feeds here


Go Back   SOWPub Small Business Forums > Main Category > SOWPub Business Forum
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

SOWPub Business Forum Seeds of Wisdom Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old August 13, 2007, 04:17 AM
Dien Rice Dien Rice is online now
Onwards and upwards!
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,310
Default Turning Lemons Into Lemonade...

I went sailing on the weekend...

I'm currently at a place called Airlie Beach, in Queensland, Australia. (The general area is also known as the "Whitsundays".) It's a holiday place. I'm escaping the cold weather of Melbourne (my normal haunt, where it's now winter), for some sunny rays...

Anyway, a big activity here is sailing. You can hop on a sail boat and sail out to the Great Barrier Reef (which is what I did). You can see some amazing fish (some will even eat bread right out of your hand), and some amazing coral. I did some scuba diving and snorkeling... But that's not what this message is about.

When I go places, I like to speak to people, find out their background and life story. Anyhow, I spoke to the "first mate" on the boat I went on. His name is Simon.

Simon actually owns his own sail boat. He had a business back in New Zealand, but it didn't go so well. In fact, he lost it all... Except for one thing. His sail boat.

So he figured, well, I've got this sail boat. So I guess what I ought to do is sail it!

So he hopped on board, and sails around. He spends about half the year sailing around countries like Malaysia, Thailand, and various Pacific islands. It doesn't cost him much. He moors his boat offshore, and to buy food in many of those places is cheap. He doesn't even need to spend money on diesel or gasoline... As long there's a wind going and his sails are intact, he can sail where he likes!

The rest of the year, he works, usually in a boating-related occupation. He gathers up his money, then heads back to his own boat for another six months or so of sailing.

When I heard his story, I thought "Wow!". Here's a guy who - in my opinion - has turned lemons into lemonade. Sure, his business may not have gone the way he wanted it to... But what a lifestyle he leads!

I thought some Sowpubbers may appreciate this true story!


Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Other recent posts on the forum...

Seeds of Wisdom Publishing (front page) | Seeds of Wisdom Business forum | Seeds of Wisdom Original Business Forum (Archive) | Hidden Unusual Business Ideas Newsletter | Hotsheet Profits | Persuade via Remote Influence | Affia Band | The Entrepreneur's Hotsheet | The SeedZine (Entrepreneurial Ezine)

Get the report on Harvey Brody's Answers to a Question-Oriented-Person

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.