The story is told of Albert Einstein, who boarded a train from Philadelphia.

The train conductor came around to punch the ticket as they did in those days.

Einstein could not find his ticket. He checked his jacket pocket. No Ticket.

He checked his trouser pockets, still no ticket.

He checked his brief case. He could not find his ticket anywhere.

The conductor said, “I know who you are, so don’t worry about your ticket.”

With that the conductor proceeded on. Then, as he turned around he saw Einstein on his knees looking under his seat for his ticket.

He hurried back and said, “Dr. Einstein, Dr. Einstein. I know who you are. Don’t worry about your ticket.

Dr. Einstein got up and said, “Son, you don’t understand. I, too, know who I am. What I don’t know is where I am going.

Stories can point you in the direction you want to go.


I hope you have enjoyed our weekly blog with Storytelling. After much evaluation I’ve decided to move to a new direction. Rather than me just telling you stories, I want to give you the opportunity to learn about story as well as be able to find stories in your life to share with those around you. Beginning in March, I will be transitioning from our blog to what I call Story Mastery. It is a membership program that will offer fun, short video trainings about story so you can learn in bite size pieces. Best of all, I hope to share some of your stories so we can all learn together. For a small fee of only $8/month, I will email you a short video each week, 4 times a month. Although you will be receiving huge value, I have kept the fee very low so it is feasible for everyone. Why? Because I know you have a very important story to share and if you don’t share it, others will be missing out. As a way of saying “thank you” for signing up, I will send you a coupon for $100 that can be applied towards our fabulous Wealth Through Stories LIVE event. This is a fun 3-day Retreat, all about story, that we will be doing in the fall in beautiful Carlsbad, CA. If you are anxious to get started and don’t want to wait that long, contact Linda and see if there is any room left for the Retreat the end of February in Palmdale, CA. To sign up or for questions contact linda@wealththroughstories.com. The first 5 people to sign up for Story Mastery will receive an additional gift. To receive the additional gift you must let Linda know you are signing because you read the message on the blog.