We bought a farm back in Oct 2015, and moved in during Feb 2016. We have had a beautiful time moving and getting accustomed to life in a rural setting.
It is Heaven on Earth.
What we’ve known for all our lives is that there is a season for everything.
The farm is a living example of these seasons.
For example, we plant in Spring. We cultivate in Summer. We harvest in Fall. We regenerate in Winter.
What we have to do is to work our daily activities into these seasons so we can take advantage of the time of year for maximum advantage. Trying to plant seeds in the Fall normally is asking for crop failure. Cultivating in Winter here in Oregon just gets the garden onto a sloppy bog.
Do the right things at the right times.
So, too with business.
Sell what’s already selling. Sell during the seasons that your products usually sell in.
Control expenses to have a profit at the end of business.
Don’t try to change human behavior. Work with it instead.
Make work schedules that fit into the flow of your business.
Do the work.
I’ve had several businesses. I’ve failed, and I’ve succeeded. Turns out that the difference between success and failure is just some small details. Details that often get overlooked in the crush of daily activities.
You either move towards success, or you move towards failure. You get to choose.
First, The Big Picture
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Yes, if you go about it in the right way.
What do I mean?
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