Stick or Carrot?

At the meeting last night a gentleman was talking about his sales career. He said his manager asked him, when he came to work at the company, if he preferred being directed in sales with the stick or the carrot.

Man… do I remember the stick in addiction. 

Doing the same thing over and over expecting different results but, getting the same thing every night.. the STICK! After twenty flipping years, bozo here, had had enough of that, but how could I make the change?


That’s when you guys showed up. I was the one that had always brought on the stick by my behavior under the influence but, the carrot, unbeknownst to me, was something that was to materialized over time. I just has to stop drinking and or drugging and work the steps in order to heal up my broken past. 

I’m telling you, it was just that simple. Simple but not easy, but worth far more than any effort I put forth. The following statement I know is true, only because I have remained sober for nearly forty years…

“It will ALWAYS materialize if WE work for it!”

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