Fruitful Thoughts on Pruning

Finally, after four years, my fruit trees have produced results! It’s as if the recession that hit the economy had also walloped my 4 little fruit trees. Now, with a wonderfully abundant crop of fruit, I have been able to restock my freezer, share with my neighbors, and eat to my heart’s content. Way better than the four apples and eight peaches I harvested the year before!

Now I must prune.

Here is the conundrum in business and in life. After a time of fruitfulness, results, and profitability, you must prune. And it hurts.

Prior to this year, I never bothered to prune my fruit trees. I just cut down the “suckers” and cut off the “runners” and walked away. Now that I have seen what they can do, I want more. What will it take to have more fruit next year?

The same question can apply to your business. If you want better results in 2013, you need to re-evaluate operations now. The question is, how?

In my next post, I’ll discuss more of the whys and hows of pruning. What have been your experiences in this area? Share with us! Now I’m off to eat an green apple!

Your Coach,