Bowl of Vomit, Anyone?

Of course, if I made you such an offer you would refuse.

You would most likely be offended.

Business Wisdom From Proverbs

Some were offended by the title of this post, and didn't even bother to read it.

But by offering a bowl of vomit, I was not merely trying to gross you out. The point was: how often we repeat the same dysfunctional behaviors (in our businesses, and in our lives)…  and yet somehow expect a different result.

That great book of business wisdom, the book of Proverbs, contains good advice for us today:

As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.
Proverbs 26:11

The next time you're tempted to have a bowl of the bile of your own making, what if you just said no?

Question: What Proverbs do you apply in your business? Post them below.

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at

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