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Don’t Miss The Phases of THIS Spring

Firefighter

There Has to be a Fire to Put Out Somewhere in Here!

I can tell that spring is coming quickly upon the readers of this blog. For the next several weeks we will focus on the here and just-ahead with brief postings of timely thoughts.

In my years enduring the spring surge of the horticulture business I’ve noticed the Phases of Spring that occur as we approach, endure, and emerge from this annual crisis. Regional differences put some of you deeper into spring than others, so adjust for your location.

There is a naturally occurring progression of events and associated emotions during the early spring to summer seasons. In the next few days I will briefly describe each of these in hopes that recognizing what you will be going through will help you counter some of the effects.

The three phases are:

  1. Survival
  2. Success
  3. Significance

Phase I – Survival

Spring begins with the confident feeling you are ready, or the extreme fear that you are not. If you are still feeling confident just wait a few more days or maybe a couple of weeks for your dose of reality.

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Not Good vs. Bad; Good vs. Effective;

What if You Could be More Effective?

Quotes can help convey and clarify what we are trying to say and what we mean. Yesterday a great quote came up at a Regional Financial Review meeting held by Steve Bailey for The Garden Center Group. Jim Wallitch, owner of Wallitch Nursery & Garden Center in Louisville, Kentucky explained his position on rallying their company to help with improving the results from his business. He shared this quote from one of his associates:

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