What does cooking a frog and building wealth have in common? Kevin McNab provides the answer in ColoradoBiz Magazine.
I grew up on a dirt road with woods, fields and ponds surrounding my house. Some people might call where I grew up “a little country.” On summer evenings, I could be found catching huge bullfrogs in the pond behind our house.
My grandma lived around the corner. She grew up on a farm in North Dakota during the Great Depression as one of 11 siblings. Her hardships and long life led to great knowledge. She shared this wisdom with her grandchildren. As a child, when she gave me advice, I listened. One evening, when I was about 10-years-old, I showed my grandma one of the frogs I caught. She said to me, “Kevin, the best way to cook a frog is to gently place it in warm water and turn up the heat. As the frog gets comfortable in the warm water, it will be too late to jump out by the time it realizes the water is boiling. If you throw a frog in boiling water, the frog will jump out.”