A diamond doesn’t shine at the bottom of a cave.

A father told his daughter, “Congrats on your graduation. I bought you a car a while ago. I want you to have it now.

But before I give it to you, take it to a car dealer in the city. See how much they offer if you sell it.”

The girl came back to her father and said: “They offered me $10,000 dollars because it looks very old”

Father said: “Ok, now take it to the pawn shop”.

The girl returns to her father and said: “The pawn shop offered $1,000 dollars because it’s a very old car and needs a lot of work done”.

Next the father told her to join a passionate car club with experts and show them the car.

So the girl drove to the passionate car club. She returned to her father a few hours later and told him, “Some people in the club offered me $100,000 dollars because it’s a rare car in original condition!”

Then the father said, “I wanted to let you know that you are not worth anything if you are not in the right place. If you are not appreciated, do not be angry, that just means you are in the wrong place. Don’t stay in a place where no one sees your value.”

Know your worth and know where you are valued. A diamond doesn’t shine on the bottom of a cave.


I came across this story ☝️☝️ on social media recently. (Not sure who to give original credit to as it’s been posted a billion times).

Anyway, I just loved the reminder that: if you are not valued where you currently are –> it might be time to move on and join a more passionate car club. 🙂

Happy Tuesday! Vroom vroom 🏎
– Joel

I drove this jeep for 4 years when I lived in Hawaii. The most unsafe car I’ve ever owned… but also the most fun 😎