A Journey Of A Thousand Miles

A Journey Of A Thousand Miles

A Journey Of A Thousand MilesA journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step : The quotation is from Chapter 64 of the Tao Te Ching teaching that even the longest and most difficult ventures have a starting point; something which only begins with one first step.

Here’s our modern take on the saying complete with donkeys to help make the point 

We’re ready to take your hand  whenever you’re ready to take the first step

A Journey Of A Thousand Miles Santorini Video

Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu – chapter 64

Peace is easily maintained;
Trouble is easily overcome before it starts.
The brittle is easily shattered;
The small is easily scattered.

Deal with it before it happens.
Set things in order before there is confusion.

A tree as great as a man’s embrace springs from a small shoot;
A terrace nine stories high begins with a pile of earth;
A journey of a thousand miles starts under one’s feet.

He who acts defeats his own purpose;
He who grasps loses.
The sage does no act, and so is not defeated.
He does not grasp and therefore does not lose.

People usually fail when they are on the verge of success.
So give as much care to the end as to the beginning;
Then there will be no failure.

Therefore the sage seeks freedom from desire.
He does not collect precious things.
He learns not to hold on to ideas.
He brings men back to what they have lost.
He helps the ten thousand things find their own nature,
But refrains from action.

~ Translation by Gia-fu Feng and Jane English

We thought Santorini would be a perfect place to film the video training since everywhere you go there involves many steps from ten to hundreds ….

But the message is just as it says in the Tao Te Ching–  A journey of a thousand miles starts under one’s feet [a step at a time]

Whether you are starting something new such as a hobby or a new job it begins with one single step … in the case of people looking at becoming an entrepreneur or starting a new business it’s exactly the same

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We’re former accountants of a certain age (60+) with 5 great kids and 4 grandchildren. We love skiing and traveling the world and have achieved a fabulous life helping others to start and build a successful business online and now speak on international stages following that passion and helping transform lives. We started an online education and training business helping entrepreneurs in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s create their ultimate retirement breakthrough and find a way to fund their retirement and fulfil their passion and purpose as midlife entrepreneurs.  Our worldwide educational business is centered on online marketing business education, financial literacy and wealth creation and a desire to help you create financial freedom through online entrepreneurship whatever your age or experience.

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