This Guy traded a paper clip that is worth nothing with a house that is worth $100,000.
| The Story of Macdonald – from paper clip to $100,000|
This Story is one of a kind and it’s Genius! So trust me, this is worth your time! In this Small town in Canada, there lives a man named Kyle.
One day, Kyle was sitting at his desk typins on his Laptop till he looked down and found a red paper clip.
| Kyle Macdonald holding the red paper clip that changed his life. |
Most of us see these paper clips as worthless but Kyle Saw an Opportunity! He Said “I was Quickly reminded of a childhood game where you take small useless things and trade them for bigger and better things”.
So he wondered, could he trade a paper clip for something much, much more bigger?
| He wondered if he could trade a paper clip for something much, much more bigger|
He went on to take a picture of the paper clip, put it online at tradenow.com
and waited for someone to trade with him.
“When I first posted pictures of the Red paper clip, I thought that some people might find it interesting, it was my hope and my desire that I would find people to trade with”
“But most people thought it was pretty crazy. In fact, most people thought it was a joke”
Turns Out these Girls wanted to trade with him, they wanted the paper clip and in exchange they gave him a pen shaped like a fish.
| His very first trade was the paper clip for a fish-shaped pen|
“The Girls with the fish pen wanted to trade with me to get the game going because they thought it was a really funny idea and they thought it would be an interesting thing to be part of a silly story that I was starting to tell!” – Said Kyle Macdonald.
They were happy, he was happy and no money was exchanged, just a trade! So he continued, this time he traded with another person.
| From Fish pen to a door knob but Kyle never gave up|
He gave the pen that looks like a fish in exchange for a door knob.
Then another person, a door knob for a camp stove, a camp stove for a generator, a generator for a snow mobile, a snow mobile for a van, trade after trade after trade it got bigger, better and crazier!
“I was offered all kinds of bizarre things like Virginity and people’s first born child and many things that are sort of like not good for public consumption”.
Kyle Made the biggest trade of his entire life
Before he knew it, Kyle had traded all the way up to a role at a Hollywood movie, he had a contract with a director to be featured in his next movie and that’s when he made the biggest trade of his life!
“The Internet absolutely lost its mind, everyone said I was just insane, that ruined their lives, that I was the worst trader of all time And then a week later, I revealed that I had actually traded a snow globe for a paid, speaking, credited role in a Hollywood film and the sentiment changed and said… Wow! This is the best trade ever”.
A town in Canada called Kipling wanted that movie role, in return for the Hollywood movie role the town gave Kyle a 2- Storey House for Free!
| Kyle McDonald and spouse at his new traded $100,000 house|
“So I made the trade with Kipling, moved into the house and we had Saskatchewan’s biggest house-warming party everywhere thousands of people from all around the world showed up and we had live Auditions for the role of the movie” Kyle told Delphnews
In one year, Kyle made 14 trades and spent 0 bucks, he went from just being another guy that owned a paper clip to travelling round the world, meeting interesting people, becoming Famous and owning a full house.
The beautiful thing about this is that everyone Kyle traded with was happier after the trade, Trade is how people become richer and better. Without it, the world would be much poorer and worse.
Today, many people are scared of trading with other nations because they are scared of losing their jobs, they are scared of losing .
“The Entire road from the red paper clip all the way to walking to the front door of my new house, I knew that it was possible and there were times where it was tough and I second guess my ability to pull this off and Make trades with people. I think people who thought I was crazy for trading a paper clip for a house, the idea of that… I think they were right But in retrospect, it makes the most perfect sense in the world the way it happened”.
But Kyle is an example of how you can win a lot of you trade! Share this story via the Social icons below and don’t forget to tell me what you think in the comments.