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Every time I see “No Regrets” written I think of the guy who got “No Regerts” tattooed on his body. Of course, it is implied that when he learns of the misspelled tattoo, he will indeed regret it. In high school, my coaches would tell us players, don’t leave anything on the field, give it your all, have no regrets at the end of the game when you come back into the locker room. This usually...

When I was sixteen years old my parents and I drove, in their 1979 Toyota Corolla Station Wagon, from our home in Georgia to Yellowstone National Park. My older sister was working around the Old Faithful Inn area. She booked us a week-long stay there. As a teenager it was my first experience witnessing the Old Faithful Geyser. It was right outside our lodge. It was an experience I never forgot. An Old Faithful eruption can last...

The Sequoia tree is the largest tree grown in the world. The Redwoods may be taller, but in over-all size, the Sequoia is king. I am anticipating the day I see these magnificent wonders in California. Recently I was reading about the unusual black burn marks on the base of each tree. Fire helps the tree grow. With a 21” thick bark, the tree can withstand extremely hot temperatures, and it not only survives, but it...

"Adaptability is about the powerful difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win." ~Max McKeown We all know the stress and frustration of having to adapt our personal and professional schedules due to an unexpected occurrence. Your team is no different. In our industry change is inevitable and happens at a moment's notice. During a typical workday how does your team deal with unexpected change or roadblocks, a.k.a. “zingers?”  Did it come with a lot of...

If you’re like me, you looked at the title of this blog and said, “What in the world does that even mean?" What comes to mind when you read that phrase? It means I am wanting and needing to grow each day. Sometimes, I get comfortable and complacent where I am. I must look for ways to improve what I do and how I do it. I saw a tweet recently that said, “If you don’t like change,...

Who is going to make you more successful in life? A few weeks ago while running in the woods I did a short video to encourage you as I learned from one of the greats John Maxwell.   Feel free to share this video with a friend.  Enjoy. I am looking forward to doing a Landscape University class with some great companies and schools real soon.  We sold out for 2017. Cultivate Your Greatness! Jeff...

 “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”  ~Henry Ford Recently I set up some forms to pour a well needed sidewalk in front of home.  It has only been 5 years since we removed the old sidewalk, why rush?  With a little encouragement from my family, I set to work. The sidewalk had to follow a curving, sloping contour.  I knew I needed a flexible material to use on my forms.  I had seen...

"If it is worth having, it is worth waiting for." - Jack London Mr. London said it well and over my years of working with teams of “Weeders” I have gotten a taste of what “worth” means. One good example comes to mind with an employee of mine named Victor. Victor had a problem – he felt detached, alone, set apart from the rest of the team. He dealt with this the way many of us do –...

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