Mowing a lawn that had not been cared for in a long time, I discovered under the semi green surface very dry and old grass. The exterior hiding that which lay underneath.
The business of life is like that.
Companies often grow to a point that while seemingly successful to the outsider, chaos, turf battles, financial mismanagement, unethical behaviours and the like lay hidden under the surface. Entrepreneurs with a lightening rise to wealth and fame occasionally come undone. National acclamation with personal failure
The apparently successful family man is found to have a dark private world, undoing what he has built over many years
When I care for a lawn, I will occasionally ‘cut the guts out of it’ – stripping it back to almost bare earth. Then, fertilisers, weed deterrents and water are applied as required. This promotes holistic growth.
Whether it is our business or personal worlds, promoting consistency and growth from the ground up is important if we are to endure for the long haul.