Are You a Carrot, An Egg, or a Coffee Bean?

Are You a Carrot, An Egg, or a Coffee Bean?
In life and business, especially in DXN business, there are many a times where the members who joined DXN to earn money feel dejected by the rejection and not getting the right result. The following article teaches us a lesson on how to handle situation in the face of adversity.

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose.
Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil without saying a word.
In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.
Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what do you see?"
"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.
She brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. She then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled, as she tasted its rich aroma.
The daughter then asked. "What does it mean, mother?"
Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity—boiling water—but each reacted differently.
The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.


The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through the boiling water, its inside hardened.

The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water they had changed the water.
"Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?"

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity, do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?
Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Do I have a fluid spirit, but after death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trials, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart?
Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor.
If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hours are at the darkest and trials are at their greatest, do you elevate to another level?
Are you a Carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?

Moral: The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; we can’t go forward in life until we let go of our past failures and heartaches. When we were born, we were crying and everyone around us was smiling.. We need to live our life so at the end, we are the one who is smiling and everyone around us is crying.

May we have enough happiness to make us sweet, enough trials to make us strong, enough sorrow to keep us human and enough hope to make us happy.

May we all be the COFFEE !!!!

Note for DXN Coffee Drinkers : Whenever you drink DXN Coffee, remember this story, be healthy physically and mentally.


  1. Mr. Ghani! This is very good writing. Congratulations!
    Permission to translated into Hungarian, place it on my website. I will indicate the source.

  2. You are most welcome to translate it but I did not write the story. It was written by somebody Unknown, I liked it and I thought it is a good lesson for life and DXN business.

  3. Dear Leader Fantastic Motivation DXN Coffee story. Blessed to be with you in your great Leadership. Thanks - K.A.Janardhanan - Health and Wellness Consultant

  4. Thank you Mr. Ghani for sharing this story with us. I knew it long time ago. I am happy to say I am like a coffee bean. I can change circumstances within me and around me with a good will and belief. God bless you for always guiding us to the best.

  5. Dear Mr. Ghani!

    I like to use this writing in my DXN business, because it is an amazing thought about view of life!!!
    Thx a lot!!!

  6. Thank You Mr.Ghani for this story! It has a great moral! In DXN it is a key, that we have to be happy, kind and thankful to change the circumstances! I have shared this story for my team in Hungary,, if you don't mind! Thank You!