The Eagle Who Thought He Was a Chicken
Some of you may have seen Biz our chicken – and perhaps wondered how he relates to our eagle on our logo. Well let me tell you a story…. Are you sitting comfortably?
A baby eagle became orphaned when something happened to his parents. He glided down to the ground from his nest but was not yet able to fly. A man picked him up. The man took him to a farmer and said, “This is a special kind of barnyard chicken that will grow up big.” The farmer said, “Don’t look like no barnyard chicken to me.” “Oh yes, it is. You will be glad to own it.” The farmer took the baby eagle and placed it with his chickens.
The baby eagle learned to imitate the chickens. He could scratch the ground for grubs and worms too. He grew up thinking he was a chicken.
Then one day an eagle flew over the barnyard. The eagle looked up and wondered, “What kind of animal is that? How graceful, powerful, and free it is.” Then he asked another chicken, “What is that?” The chicken replied, “Oh, that is an eagle. But don’t worry yourself about that. You will never be able to fly like that.”
And the eagle went back to scratching the ground. He continued to behave like the chicken he thought he was. Finally he died, never knowing the grand life that could have been his.
So the point is this – each & every one of us are eagles – but sometimes we let ourselves be led into thinking we are chickens! Biz knows he is better than that and you can see him behaving in very unlike chicken ways! And that is what BizSmart is about – helping Business Owners to unlock the potential eagle in themselves and in their businesses, helping them scale and build valuable businesses so that they can soar and take their rightful place as King of the Skies.
Don’t be a chicken!