What Your Business Is Missing

Trees are magnificent. They root themselves deep in the earth. They grow tall – twenty, thirty, forty, a hundred feet, or even more. And they come from a single seed.

An acorn caught my eye recently. This acorn was usually large and I started thinking.

As I picked it up the first thought that came into my head was that everything an oak tree needed to grow 60-feet tall was in my hand. My thoughts went to the business owners that I work with and how they constantly struggle thinking that they need more to be successful when, like the acorn, they already have what they need.

But is it true? Does the acorn really have everything it needs?

No, it doesn’t and neither do you.

An acorn needs water. It needs soil and nutrients. It needs space to spread its branches and room to grow its roots.

An acorn is resilient yet balance is necessary.

Too much water can drown it. Too much sun or fertilizer will burn it. Lack of soil or space and it will never take root or grow. Too many branches will sap its energy.

As the acorn grows it is continually challenged and must be exposed to risks. It can’t hide from the sun even though it might get burned. It can’t hide from the winds or snows that could tear its branches down.

And what about you?

Wherever you are in your business you already hold the seed to your future.

You already have the potential to grow and develop into whatever you want. Now it’s up to you to decide how you will care for that seed.

How will you care for it? Will you water it or will starve it? Will you give it space to grow or will you ignore it? Will you ask for help when you need it?

The choice is yours.