Can You Teach a Man to Fish Who Doesn’t Want to Learn?

We’ve all heard the axiom “Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he’ll never go hungry.”

What happens if the man you’re trying to teach to fish doesn’t want to learn to fish? Instead, he wants you to catch him a fish each day. What do you do? If you’re a teacher, this can be a frustrating scenario.

If you’re a business person, you sell him the fish. I lost sight of this fact the other day.

Is there a scenario in your business where you’re trying to teach someone to fish who really doesn’t want to learn? Is there an opportunity to sell the person the fish instead?

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