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Friday, April 17, 2015


Hii Friends , 
This is my second day for Five Pics Five Stories challange and my first post relating to this challenge is here (FPFS- day 1)
Few weeks ago, I came across this fantastic story about a fisher man and a Investment Banker. 

This is the story that states about the "Be More with Less" principle of life. We are so inclined with the materialistic world today, that we forget the importance of what we have. We work harder and harder to make more & more, so that we can buy more, to have more, like being in a rat race just to have more. I too was no exception to that, atleast before knowing this story. This story makes you realise how important is to live the real life                                   ...... (my Investment banker friends, do read this ) .......

So, the story is - An American Investment Banker was at the pier of small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked in. Inside the small boat there were several large yellow fin tuna fishes. Impressed by the catch of the fisherman, the American Investment banker complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The Mexican replied," Only a little while". The American then asked why didn't he stay out longer in the sea and catch more fish? The Mexican said he had enough to support his family's immediate needs. The American then asked, " but what do you do with the rest of your time?"

The Mexican fisherman replied, " I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take a nap in afternoon, stroll into the village each evening where I sip Wine, and play guitar with my amigos. I have a full and busy Life." 

On hearing this the American scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat. With the proceeds from the bigger boats, you could buy several boats, eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to middlemen you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then to LA and eventually to New York, where you will run your expanding enterprise"

The Mexican fisherman asked, " But, how long will this all take?"

To which the American replied,"15 - 20 years".

"But what then?" Asked the mexican. 

The American laughed and said,"That's the best part. When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and became very rich, you would make millions !!" 

Fisherman said," Millions - then What?"

The American said, "Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take an afternoon nap, stroll to the village in the evening where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos." 

This story is smiply superb, it brings clarity to what the money game is all about & definitely not about. This story brillantly breaks the illusions of ours for pursuing wealth and financial freedom. We have so forgotten to all the goodness we're surrounded by today just in race to chase the money.

The truth is it doesn't take lot of money to have a truly wealthy life, but it does take freedom. Believe it or not values do determine your path in life, regardless of your financial goals. Having clarity around issues like these develops you as an better financially sound person - at both times, while building wealth and after wealth is achieved.

I hope you like this story which I read somewhere, but the story do teaches US a lots ENJOY!!! 

I have been tagged by my dear friend, Shweta to take part in Five photos Five stories Challenge (FPFS) which is- Post a picture for 5 consecutive days and attach a post to it , fiction, poem or short write-up. It can be anything to suit your taste. Thank you Shweta for tagging me :)
This is different for me as I have never tried such as U all know I am finance guy but as we say "There's always the First Time" so here it is...I am tagging my dear friend Renu Sethi on my Day Two and as a part of the challenge, I will tag a new person on Day Three.


  1. Very good story bhavikk bhai it relates lot to us in particular.
    Ur other side view other than stocks has lot of wisdom.
    Thanq :)
    Jaipal Reddy

    1. Hi Jaipal Reddy ji
      Thanks for your kind words ..ppls do visit again :)

  2. nice story it should be narrated to kids for self confidence.
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    1. Yes truelly said vijay ji
      today's kids are forgetting their morality & values as they are racing towards spending culture like US and this is causing low confidence in them .. I agree with you
      Thanks for comment
      Pls do visit again
      Bhavikk shah

  3. Great story, Bhavikk. Everyone can take a lesson from it. :)

    1. Thanks Kiran maam
      and yes I hope everyone learns from this :)
      Wishing you area very wonderful weekend
      Bhavikk Shah

  4. Wow.....I loved the story, so true and real. I am liking this different version on your sure your readers are too :) happy to have tagged you for the challenge.

    1. Hi Shweta
      I m glad that you are liking my posts and I m not disappointing you. .
      Thanks for tagging me and giving me an excellent opportunity :)
      Thanks a ton Shweta
      Have a wonderful weekend
      Keep smiling :)

  5. Best story ever I have read.It not only teach kids but also to elder who is keen to invest in share market. U can say its one kind of investment norms which everyone should take it.This story proves money is not everything.

    1. Hii Kavita
      Thanks for your kind words
      Have a wonderful day ahead :)

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    1. Hi Anonymous
      Thanks, it would have been more nice if u had dotted down ur good name my friend :)

  7. Loved the story Bhavikk😃😃

    1. Hii Eli maam,
      I am Very very glad that u visited my blog and very happy to know that you liked the story ..
      Thanks once again maam
      Pls do visit again for another story
      Wishing you wonderful week ahead

  8. l like story that you write in your blog I got much confidence FROM This stories...............
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