Now, I’m not a master gardener by any means. One year, I demolished my whole section of carrots because I thought they were weeds. Now I am pretty careful of what I pick from the ground.
The problem is, I’m not always sure what a weed is and what isn’t. So to err on the side of caution, I tend to just let everything grow. And at times, I do feel like I’m just watering the weeds.
I’ve learned though, that despite the growth of green tangled vines laying about, after a while I can see which ones will bear vegetables and which will go about overtaking my garden and just giving me a headache.
It’s at that time I know which weeds to pick and which plants to leave in the soil to bear fruit so to speak.
This same principle applies in business. Sometimes you may feel like you are just watering the weeds in your business. And it’s true, some clients or partners will turn out to be just that. Weeds will drain you of your time and resources.
Others will prove to be a very fruitful relationship. This will promote more growth and help you to achieve your success related goals.
Here’s the thing, in the beginning you may not be sure which partnership is a weed or a fruit bearing plant. I’d recommend watering both. Nurture the relationship and give to all your clients with as much gusto and quality as you are capable of.
As soon as you can see a weed though – be prepared to pull it. Let me tell you, I might not know everything about gardening, but I know a weed stays a weed and will only produce more weeds.
You want your business to flourish and grow. Pull the weeds and move on. After all, good plants produce fruit and soon you’ll be able to recognize the difference.