I haven’t read the book. But I’ve read a couple of blurbs about the book, “Cod.” Yes, there’s actually a book called “Cod.” And would you believe it’s a biography of that particular species of fish? But this isn’t just another fish story. Because the author, Mark Kurlansky, apparently shares the history of cod and what might not have happened without it.
And what would any good fish story be without sailing ships?
You might already know how Europeans sailed across the Atlantic to discover the North American continent. And maybe you’ve heard how the Vikings were known for their sea-faring ways from Greenland and Iceland to America (or what would become America).
But did you know that maybe the only reason all those long trips by ships could occur was because of cod?
Yeah, the Vikings basically freeze-dried cod, in the cold air. And the blurb I read said they ate it “like hardtack.” The short article also said cod was a “staple of the medieval diet.” Apparently it was salted and sold by the Basques, “an enigmatic people with an endless supply of cod.”
But let’s get back to those trips across the Atlantic.
Imagine having to figure out how much cod to bring on such a long ocean trip. And would it even be possible during the warmer seasons? Because you certainly don’t wanna be trapped on board a wooden ship with a bunch of rotting fish. Ew!
So, my guess is somebody was good at planning.
Somebody figured out a system that worked. Something they could depend on. Because their lives, literally, depended on ample food and water supplies on those long trips.
Fortunately, you and I don’t have to freeze dry cod in order to stay alive during long trips. And I’m thankful about that for multiple reasons. But if you’re like me, you DO need a System to help you keep track of your business. Or your daily self-employed duties.
And just in case you don’t already have a proven System in place, there’s no need to start from scratch. In fact, scores of past and present clients of mine will tell you how glad they are they didn’t have to start from scratch. Because they saw the huge amount of time and effort they saved by plugging into the System I already built.
You can too. And that time and effort you save will pay for my System. Over and over. So, if you’re serious about getting true control over your business or self-employed daily to-do’s, your link is below.