I want to tell you a story of two one arm men who as individuals were just two men, but when they joined forces they taught us all a valuable lesson about the power of teamwork and working together towards a cause.
During World War II, Ed Sullivan asked comedian and actor Jimmy Durante to entertain a group of soldiers who had just gotten back from the war and were temporarily staying on Ellis Island.
Jimmy said he would, but he only had time for a short performance because he had to catch a ferry in time to do his radio show back in New York.
But when Jimmy got on stage, something interesting and unexpected happened…
He went through a short monologue and then stayed.
The applause grew louder and louder and he kept staying. Pretty soon, he had been on for a full 30 minutes.
Finally he took a last bow, and left the stage.
Backstage a young man stopped him and said, “I thought you had to go after a few minutes.
“Well, I did have to go,” he answered, “but let me show you the reason I stayed. You can see for yourself if you’ll look down on the front row.“
In the front row were two men, each of whom had lost an arm in the war. One had lost his right arm, and the other had lost his left. Together, they were able to clap, and that’s exactly what they were doing, loudly and cheerfully.
Now that is teamwork in action
And here’s the thing…
We all need other people around us that can be a part of our team
Other people who can push us, cheer us on, challenge us and even inspire us.
We all need other people to help bounce ideas of, other people that will keep us accountable and other people that will not accept our excuses.
As a business owner it can be lonely without having other people to clap with, cheer with and have a great to inspiring others with.
Do you feel like you have more greatness in you?
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