When things in business are looking pretty dry, you can always water the lawn.
Let’s look at your business as if it’s your virtual lawn. You may have things in your business getting a little dry and cracked. The grass is dying…the weeds are cropping up, and your lawn needs some perking up.
When we feel dry and thirsty, the first thing we reach for is water. Water for nourishment, refreshment and/or survival. So, why not in your business? A green lawn is a well watered lawn.
A therapist named Robert Resnick states it this way:
“If the grass on the other side of the fence looks greener, start watering your own lawn more.”
How do we do this if we haven’t a clue where the water source is, how to turn the spicket on, or how much water pressure to use to?
- Look for those who have green lawns, and do what they do.
- Help water someone else’s lawn. What you sow, you reap, and helping others will bring ideas and resources flowing back to you.
- Learn the best times of the day to water. You would never water your lawn in the full sun of the day. It would burn your grass and/or give you sunstroke. Timing is important, so carry out your watering time (idea implementation) correctly.
- Pick the weeds when your lawn is well watered. It’s easier to get weeds out of your lawn (business) when they are pliable. (Better tweak-ability.)
- Choose the correct amount of water pressure. The wrong pressure will wash your lawn out, dry it out, or have it looking spiffy. Strategy is important. Choose wisely.
I heard my daughter say something wise last evening about my 3-year-old granddaughter.
“We have to celebrate her small steps.”
Celebrate when things start to perk up. Success may not come all at once. Learn to celebrate each success as it comes.
Neglect can do the same thing for your lawn, as well as your business relationships. Without care, you can either burn your grass, or your bridges. Take care of your customers. They are your business.
If after all this, you’re still not finding success…fertilize.