The Tree Surgeon and the Leylandii

Leylandii TreeJust the other day the MD was with a tree surgeon in his back garden. A Leylandii needed cutting, again… and we were chatting about his work. The surgeon said:

“The amount of these £$*%£$ trees I have to see EVERY week. They’re a real pain. An imported blight. It would be better if it were chopped down.”

We replied

“True. But where would your business be if it weren’t for these trees?”

The surgeon went very quiet.

That’s it in a nutshell: we deal with loads of suppliers, partners and clients… and it’s easy to focus on the negatives. Yet these are the guys we deal with, day in, day out.

What we can say for sure is that those that moan about clients, gripe about partners, argue (and late pay) suppliers… you can see where they’re heading!

So, next time you’re moaning about a situation, think about Leylandii. Horrible trees in many respects but for some they are the cornerstone of successful business!