Building a network is a lot like gardening
Over the course of four seasons, yes we have all four of them here in Tennessee, a gardener goes through a series of planning, changing plans and then, more often than not, throwing out the plans all together.
It takes a seasoned gardener to realize that that the plants themselves have their own plan and the role of the gardener is to tend to their needs, not our own. Over the last few weeks I have been tending to and rebuilding my network. I’ve talked to just about everyone I know and asked them to introduce me to someone I don’t yet know. I’ve gained real friendships during the last six months, I’ve rekindled ones that shouldn’t have been left unattended, and I’ve learned the lesson of the garden: It’s not about me.
Offering help is the best way to find the help you need. You may experience all four seasons in one single day.
How does your garden grow? Leave a comment about the way you build your network. Or a good spring gardening tip!