A man was walking along the beach and saw another man fishing in the surf with a bait bucket beside him. As he drew closer, he noticed that the bait bucket contained live crabs but had no lid. “Why don’t you cover your bait bucket so the crabs don’t escape?” he said. “You don’t understand,” the other man replied. “If there is one crab in the bucket, then it will surely crawl out very quickly. However, when there are many crabs in the bucket, as soon as one tries to crawl up the side, the others grab hold of it and pull it back down so that it is doomed to share the same ill fate.” And, so, it is the same with people. If one tries to do something different such as: start a business, begin a journey of self-improvement, escape their environment or dream big, others will try to drag them back down from any success. Our world has been enriched by the talents of those who dared to be different; those that had to overcome even more difficult odds. Helen Keller, F.D. Roosevelt, Stephen Hawking, Stevie Wonder, Christopher Reeve – they all chose to “climb the crab bucket” instead of succumbing to the negativity and will of others. Moral of this Tale: Don’t ever lose your motivation or let others discourage you. Do what YOU know is right – follow your heart, your gut or your passion – whatever is the force inside that keeps driving you in one direction over another. Your success and your path may not look the same as someone else’s but the only true failure is to let others dictate your path and for you to stop trying. Success means different things to different people. Overcome the crabs to reach the light that lies just beyond the bucket. Who Is This Dude? Dustin James Collins is an influential player in the Finance and Trading platforms as well as an esteemed attorney. Mr. Collins trading expertise is not limited to just the NYSE but very heavily involved in many overseas trading desks. Not only does he have extensive management experience with multi-national corporations and investment firms but he has also founded several successful global corporations. Mr. Collins expertise in both Finance and Trading are often sought for affairs and notable projects in the Middle East and Latin America. Dustin James Collins is currently the Chief Investment Officer for LYNX Strategies in New York City.