How Your Business Is Like A Big, Beautiful Lawn

Joy, joy! Several falls ago, for the eighth time in eight days, waiting and hoping.

Several autumns ago, for the eighth time in eight days, I am waiting and hoping.


You see, our gardener, who is in charge of the lawn, bushes, trees and other beautiful things that grow, suggested (for a “nominal” fee,) to aerate and seed for our backside of the house.

Sounds good in theory in reseeding, especially because of the angle of our house in the back is to the north, and so, we have only dirt, dirt and oh yeah, dirt.

Tricky Part

The tricky part, unfortunately, is we don’t have an irrigation system. That means, I manually use the and position the hose just right so that the water will take the root of the new seeds every fifteen minutes for each position (and there are lots of positions,) in the back every morning for fourteen days. Yea!


Scintillating, I know. But, like I said, I am waiting, seeing, coaxing and hopping on the task at hand.

I also think.


Yup. Amazing the truth, especially in business, when I am doing something very boring and monotonous, I clear my mind and become very quiet, peaceful and serene. In this way I can look at different situations about:

  • what I can do
  • what I could not do
  • how can I improve on what I have done so far and so forth

That way, all of us can think about newfangled strategy. All of us can think about new generations. All of us can think about improving productivity.

Like Watching Grow Grass

I guess, like a seed, it will eventually grow to grass which will eventually grow into a magnificent lawn which eventually has envy of all of our neighbors (of course, just kidding.)

Business is the same approach – slow, steady and on track in an innovative twist for spice.

Like watching grow grass,” has a whole new meaning, doesn’t it?

Herb Silverman

Sooner or later, most ideas and suggestions will change; it's just human nature. My mission is to touch one person at a time with a positive impact, transforming words into tangible actions. To that end, I am a leader, networker, advocate, and blogger. I explore change and viewpoints, squarely focused on areas of leadership, productivity, salesmanship, adaptability, and humor. That's not offering you a lot of detail, is it? So, learn more at the tab "About Herb"...