Having a hectic month this month as we get back into the flow of doing business in China. So much to learn dealing with a different culture. It is really mind blowing to say the least, frustrating totally and usually at my own incompetence and lack of knowledge (at this stage). Just the simple things that are so different (e.g. where to sit, polite greetings etc), let alone trying to get your head around how business is done here and what is “normal” and of course the obvious communication differences.
So it was with a smile that I read the article below from Brendon Burchard. It hit it on the head for me this month, feeling like an all buzzed out buzzy bee. Sometimes we spread ourselves too thin and when we really stand back and take the time to actually look at what we are doing we see we are expending all our energy on chasing all the “shiny” things or flowers that look so appealing. We simply get caught up in the buzzing. Think about it as you read:
“In the nature of business, we are often bees. We go from flower to flower trying to get what we need. We buzz around with great excitement, expending lots of energy and making lots of noise.
Buzz. Buzz. We go. But there are only so many flowers. And buzzing bees can only go so far.
The bees try hard anyway because they are bees. They go as far as they can and still frequent their favorite flowers often.
Sometimes there are other bees to compete with. They zip and they zap around them trying to get to the same flowers. Buzz. Buzz.
Soon, though, bees get very very tired always buzzing around looking for new flowers. The zipping and zapping is wearing on their wings. There are just SO many other bees, and only so much nectar to go around.
Soon all the buzzing doesn’t sound so exciting anymore.
In all the buzzing, the flower stays put and laughs at the busy bees.
The flower is smart. It makes such good nectar that it draws the bees in and doesn’t have to go anywhere.
The flower stays grounded and uses all its resources to keep producing newer, sweeter nectars.
The bees can’t resist and come in swarms.
The flower gets pollinated and grows entire fields.
The flower smiles and thinks, “What can I create to bring more bees to me?”
Are you a flower or a buzzy bee? Food for thought.
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