Inside this story lies the single most important nugget of wisdom- the foundation you need- to begin to create the value your life and artistry deserves to financially and emotionally free you.
In the City of Bagdad lived Hakeem, the Wise One, and many people went to him for counsel, which he gave freely to all, asking nothing in return.
There came to him a young man, who had spent much but got little, and said: “Tell me, Wise One, what shall I do to receive the most for that which I spend?”
Hakeem answered, “A thing that is bought or sold has no value unless it contains that which cannot be bought or sold. Look for the Priceless Ingredient.”
“But what is this Priceless Ingredient?” asked the young man.
Spoke then the Wise One: “My son, the Priceless Ingredient of every product in the market-place is the Honor and Integrity of him who makes it. Consider his name before you buy.”