How to Plant Seeds


Yesterday we talked about planting our ideas, like seeds into fertile areas where they have a chance to grow. Today I thought we should talk about how to do that planting. It can look very hard, and yet it is easier than you think.

Many times, we feel closed off. We find that we don’t have many friends that we go out and talk to daily. Sometimes, we are afraid of talking seriously with our friends about our ideas for fear that they may think we have gone off the deep end, or they make take offense over a thought we have presented. And yet, avenues for positive results abound.

It is easy to float an idea on a Facebook group, a chat room, Instagram, Pinterest, tumbler, LinkedIn, Facebook, or any other areas where people meet online. You want to take care that you are protecting your idea so that no one else steals it. To do this, talk in generalities and look to see how a general idea of the sort is taken.

Worried about talking to your best friends about your ideas? Afraid of negative reactions? Fearful of having fewer people to invite to your next birthday party? Friends are friends. And good friendships last a lot longer than a few ideas, whether they are good or bad.

We always fear things before we do them. 65% of the time, we are wasting our time, because the worry never happens. We find ourselves, after doing the thing we feared, wondering what there was to fear about. We also ask ourselves why didn’t I do this sooner.

The Internet and worldwide conductivity is a marvelous tool. I take live coaching classes from Scotland. My blogs are read in 58 different countries. We talk face-to-face with people around the world. We ca,n FaceTime or Skype almost anyone, anywhere.  With all the various avenues to share ideas and good thoughts, why are we not sharing more often?

These are just some things for you to think about. It seems to me that where ever people gather we can share good ideas and help them to grow.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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