Perhaps by now you’ve figured out what that old kettle produced. Hopefully you are beginning to see what it was that the man really bought. It is very interesting to see just how far-reaching the results of this one idea and transaction were.
The influence of this idea now benefits every civilized country in the world, pouring out a continuous stream of gold to all who touch it.
Gold from the kettle built and maintains one of the most prominent colleges of the South, where thousands of young people receive the training essential for success.
The Old Kettle has done other marvelous things. All through the Great Depression, when factories, banks and business houses were folding up and quitting by the thousands, the owner of this Enchanted Kettle went marching on, giving continuous employment to an army of men and women all over the world, and paying out extra portions of gold to those who, long ago, had faith in the idea.
If These Walls Could Talk
If the product of that old brass kettle could talk, it would tell thrilling tales of romance in every language. Romances of love, romances of business, and romances of professional men and women who are daily being stimulated by it.
The author is sure of at least one such romance, for he was a part of it, and it all began not far from the very spot on which the drug clerk purchased the old kettle. It was here that the author met his wife, and it was she who first told him of the Enchanted Kettle.
It was the product of that Kettle they were drinking when he asked her to take him “for better or worse.”
Now that you know the content of the Enchanted Kettle is a world famous drink, it is fitting that the author confess that the home city of the drink supplied him with a wife, also that the drink itself provides him with stimulation of thought without intoxication, and thereby it serves to give the refreshment of mind which an author must have to do his best work.
Whoever you are, wherever you live, whatever occupation you may be engaged in, just remember in the future, every time you see the words “Coca-Cola,” that its vast empire of wealth and influence grew out of a single idea, and that the mysterious ingredient the drug clerk—Asa Candler—mixed with the secret formula was. . . imagination!
Stop and think about that for a moment.
Remember, also, that the thirteen steps to riches, described in this book, were the media through which the influence of Coca-Cola has been extended to every city, town, village, and cross-roads of the world, and that any idea you may create, as successful and meritorious as Coca-Cola, has the possibility of duplicating the stupendous record of this world-wide thirst-killer.
Truly, thoughts are things, and their scope of operation is the world, itself.
The Secret In Your Hands
You know the secret. You have the world as your stage. What are you waiting for? Make your mark, be it as large as the giant Coca-Cola or modest, as long as you achieve your personal wealth, you have arrived at success!
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