If I forget or don’t make time to visit my allotment for a couple of days, the runner beans get too big and aren’t very nice, so they are wasted. If I visit more often and pick them, I am rewarded by delicious beans without strings attached. Not only that, but the more I pick, the more beans grow, so giving them a little attention means they are more productive.
People are like runner beans. They will reward you back if you give them time and attention. I think human beings have a fundamental need to be heard and thought about, but the ‘to do list’ can get in the way, especially with our mad busy lives. Whether it’s employees, friends or family, we all need watering and tending.
Sometimes I put off phoning people because it feels like too much time with everything else I need to do. Every time I do phone, it feels good, I get an idea, give support and feel connected. If I don’t, I feel out of sorts, disconnected and withdraw – a vicious rather than virtuous circle. Which ‘runner beans’ are you going to nurture today? If this post resonated wih you, you might enjoy our tweets on Twitter. Click on the link below and follow us on Twitter: