Hahaha! Cheesy I know..
So I'm back from a great trip out East. Tania and I drove all the way out to Cape Breton (put over 5000km on the new car)... and it was a great adventure. From Whales, to Cannons, camping and hikes - lots to share but I wanted to write a quick post on a lesson I learned while hiking through a coastal trail.
There was a plaque in the middle of a trail that was talking about how the coast line is riddle with a particular tree called the 'Red Spruce'. Now here's the interesting fact about this tree - (I know what a geek, but I thought this was pretty cool)
Fact of the Red Spruce:
The life expectancy of the Red Spruce is between 250-350 years, and can grow as high as 26 metres high.
The interesting thing is that in 50 years a tree can grow up to 20 metres IF it is given enough sunlight.
BUT, if it's not, the tree may only grow a mere 1 metre high.
Imagine that, same kind of tree, same lenght of time on this earth - and yet one tree can grow over 19 metres higher then the other.
It was truely awesome to stand beside two trees that were both around 50 years old (an example was shown) and see one of the trees towering at 20 metres high, and the other just a bit taller then I.
THAT got me thinking...
Isn't that so true to all forms of life, Even us - Humans. How does this relate to business? Well, it does in a big way.
I'm a big believer in that if we want to grow our businesses - we MUST get exposed and trained on new ways to do just that - build a successful business.
For the first couple years I was building my business using the traditional methods.. which worked out for the most part, but I felt like there had to be a better way to build this kind of business. And then I got a glimps of 'Light'.
I saw that the lead companies were able to generate a huge numbe of leads - SO - that showed me there really are people out there looking for what I have (a Home Based Business). What I knew I had to do, was to figure out a way to connect with those people.
As I took the time to get trained on these Business building strategies... I saw that there was a whole lot more LIGHT then I had ever expected - there was so much opportunity of how we can build this as a business.
So, I'll leave you with this though. If you feel like you are that tree who just isn't getting enough light - be willing to get exposed to AND trained on new ideas on how to build your business. There are so many ways that we can now connect with people, we shouldn't feel like have to chase down our friends, family... or even strangers!
Cheers to Training,