“The grass is greener where you water it.”
-Neil Barringham, Community Development Trainer
Photo from Flickr by Todd Morris
As we approach summer here in Michigan, many of my neighbors and I engage in the ritual of turning on our sprinkler systems to water our lawns and keep them green.
Unfortunately, the previous owner of my home put in the sprinkler system himself and used four zones in a yard that requires six.
This shortcoming results in brown spots and dead grass – areas that simply do not receive the water they require to grow and thrive.
Where would a bit more personal or professional “watering” in the upcoming days and months help you achieve the greenest, most lush life possible?
“It’s not always that we need to do more, but rather that we need to focus on less.”
—Nathan W. Morris, Author & Personal Financial Expert
As part of my coaching process, I conduct behavioral, achievement, cognitive, and leadership surveys, in order to set a baseline of each individual’s approach toward achievement.
An initial exercise I share with my clients is called More, Less, Start, Stop, which allows them to sort their actions moving forward into one of the four categories. It is an exercise that many find easy to apply and manage in their daily lives.
Consider today’s quote. Where would giving more attention to fewer initiatives produce the greatest benefit in your personal or professional life?
Feel free to play around with different combinations of these four words, to discover even greater value in this exercise.