Be Like the Ibis

We humans can learn a bit from the ibis.

These graceful birds – found in tropical climates – probe for food while wading in shallow water or muddy, grassy areas. With their sleek, curvy beaks, they forage for crabs, snails, slugs, crayfish, snakes, frogs and more.

Obviously, they’re doing something right. This species – exalted by the ancient Egyptians – has been around for ages. In some ways, our success in the entrepreneurial, corporate or nonprofit world requires the survival instincts of the ibis. If we can’t find and keep clients, funding or support from one place, we need to spread our wings and widen our search.

In these challenging times, it can’t hurt to be as relentless as the ibis.

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