It’s that time of year when April showers should be bringing us May flowers by now. Those spring rains bring weeds too.
And, those weeds can quickly take over the most beautiful garden. As any gardener will tell you: “Pull a weed when you see it.” In other words, when you’re outside admiring your colorful blooms, take a minute to quickly tug out any weeds you see before they have a chance to establish strong roots. Don’t wait for some afternoon that you set aside specifically for “gardening” to take care of those hearty, invasive plants.
The same is true for your business. Be diligent about pulling a weed when you see it. Don’t give problems a chance to fester and take root just because you’re too busy to do something about it. A lot of problems start small and seem like minor annoyances, but with time and lack of attention, they can grow and spread very quickly, becoming major trouble.
Occasionally, problems may even be difficult to recognize for what they are. Remember, even some weeds produce beautiful flowers. That business opportunity that’s so alluring may just be a weed that’s distracting you from your core purpose.
So, just as you would pull the weeds that deprive your coveted plants of nutrients and sunshine, and eventually rob your garden of its beauty, be sure to “pull the weeds” that will rob your business of its potential and profits.