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Pebbles of Alexandria

Alexandria, Egypt

It has been said that when the great Library burned in Alexandria, Egypt, only one book was saved.

A man bought the book and read the secret of the touchstone. It seems the touchstone was a small pebble that could turn any common metal into pure gold. But the touchstone had been lost on the shores of the Mediterranean. The man read that the real touchstone feels warm, while ordinary pebbles are cold, so he sold all his possessions and began testing pebbles.

If they were cold, he threw them far into the sea. He continued his quest for months and years with no success. One morning, he picked up a warm pebble - but without thinking, he immediately threw it into the sea as he had all the others.

Throwing pebbles into the sea had become such a habit that when the pebble he wanted came along, he still threw it away. We are all looking for the touchstone - and hoping not to lose it in the habits of the past!

At Travel Business CPR, we will help you identify business habits that need to be tossed far into the sea – and habits that can become the touchstones of your future.