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Hello learners, you’re doing a great job. Today I brought you 5 Corporate Lessons From ‘ The Alchemist ‘.
Before moving to the Corporate lessons, let’s take a quick summary of The Alchemist…
” THE ALCHEMIST – a fable about following your dreams “ is a bestselling book written by Paulo Coelho. The story is about the journey of a Shepherd boy named Santiago from Andalusia to the Pyramids of Egypt.
A fable in which a boy named Santiago departs from Andalusia to the Pyramids of Egypt in search of treasure after experiencing a recurring dream.
The dream was like this – ” The boy Santiago was in a field with his sheep, when a child appeared and began to play with the animals.
The child went on playing with his sheep for some time and then the child took his by both hands and transported him to the Egyptian pyramids.
Then the child said to him, ” If you come here you will find a hidden treasure .” but before the child was about to show him the exact location, he woke up.
After experiencing the dream twice, he decided to follow that dream.
During the journey, he met many people and learned many new things from them. He met with a woman a ‘ Gypsy Fortune Teller ‘ who interpreted dreams.
Then he met with the old king of Salem named Melchizedek. Who told him about the omens and destiny.
Then, in the initial phase of his journey, he met with a man who claims to take him to the pyramids, but later he proved to be a thief as he steals all the money the boy had after selling his sheep.
He also met a crystal merchant, a camel driver who taught him many lessons of life, an Englishman who made him aware of the alchemist.
And in the oasis, he fell in love with an Arabian girl named Fatima, with her, he promised marriage.
From there, he departed towards the Egyptian pyramids with an ‘alchemist’. Along the way, he learned a lot of things from the alchemist such as How to turn lead into Gold and the universal language? and much more.
During the journey from oasis to the Egyptian pyramids, the alchemist and the boy ‘ Santiago ‘ encountered many terrible situations like tribesmen’s war.
The boy learned the universal language when he needed to turn himself into the wind at the insistence of the chief of the tribes.
When he reached the pyramids he encountered three refugees from the tribal wars. They confiscated his gold coins. And they began to beat the boy due to which the boy fell to the sand, nearly unconscious.
But before they left, one of them came to the boy and said, ” you’re so stupid as to cross an entire desert just because of a recurrent dream, I also had this type of recurrent dream.
I dreamed that I should travel to the fields of Spain where a ruined church contains hidden treasure. But I wasn’t as stupid as you. “
And now pyramids and the boy were laughing at each other.
Then the boy went to the church from where he started the journey and got the treasure.
During his journey, he learned a lot of spiritual things along with the universal language that doesn’t need words.
He faced many problems but finally, he turned his dream into reality and got the treasure at his doorstep.
Now is the time to take a look over
5 Corporate Lessons From The Alchemist:
1. Never promise what you don’t have : As the boy said to give one-tenth of his treasure instead of one-tenth of his flock which was demanded by the king of Salem ‘ Melchizedek ‘ in exchange for giving information for the treasure.
The old man ( Melchizedek ) said, “If you start by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work toward getting it.”
Lesson – If you want to start your company but you don’t know how to go through it, then never give a single stake in the company which is not established yet. If you do so you’ll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
Keep your goal untouched from others. Nourish your desire toward getting your goal.
Do not give such a privilege to anyone who can steal the luxury of your achievement.
2. Enjoy the growth of the business, but don’t let your focus wander : In the story told by the old man, the king of Salem, when the boy was given a spoon with two drops of oil, he was told to roam the palace without allowing the oil to spill.
Then the wisest man to whom the boy went for wisdom said to the boy that ” The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon. “
Lesson – A business faces many obstacles and challenges. Growth doesn’t indicate that you have overcome all weaknesses. Enjoy that moment, but never let your attention wander from them.
3. Money doesn’t make people happy but accomplishments : This was not the treasure that made the boy happy but the feeling of achieving it after facing a lot of challenges and hurdles.
The lesson he learned during the journey is the real treasure for him, not the treasure itself.
Lesson – Never consider money as a reason for happiness. It is the feeling of achieving something within the stipulated time that makes people happy. It is a sense of proving the beliefs to yourself on which you achieved something.
4. Upgrade yourself with the situation, never be afraid to take risks : During the trip, the boy met the crystal merchant and asked him to give some work so that he can arrange money to go to the Egyptian Pyramids.
As he wants more money he always insisted the crystal merchant to upgrade his shop.
When the merchant agreed with the boy he started to earn more and said, ‘ Every blessing ignored becomes a curse ‘.
Lesson – Embrace the change and upgrade yourself accordingly is the secret of success. Businesses that don’t upgrade themselves are thrown out by people.
5. Failure is the part of the learning process : The boy ‘Santiago’ got the treasure at the church from where he started his journey.
Most people think that treasure is at our doorstep and we don’t have to go anywhere else in search of that.
But Santiago only got the treasure because he traveled a lot and also worked hard to follow his dream.
He reached the Egyptian pyramid where he met people who told him the right place of the treasure.
Lesson – There is also a time in business when you are facing ups and downs, but this is the time to make you aware of the pros and cons of your product. And that enhances the quality of your product.
So, these are the 5 corporate lessons from ‘ The Alchemist ‘.
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