What a great weekend. Wasn’t it lovely to get up each morning to a beautiful sunny day, knowing that it was going to last all day long. Enough to raise everyone’s spirits, and for once to plan a bar-b-q, a trip to the coast, cycle rides, cricket, or what ever else you like to do.
For me, I was able to get on with my garden. Tidying up the worst areas, weeding and most importantly planting out the vegetable patch. Now my knowledge of gardening is generally at best pretty sketchy, but over the years I seem to be getting a little better at it and a little more adventurous. This year in particular I was given a plastic greenhouse, so I have tried to germinate a whole different lot of seeds. Some of them have worked, others have not, but the excitement of trying something new, and to see what I really can achieve is always a thrill.
The old adage of not having 20 years experience, but one years experience repeated 20 times comes to mind. It is tempting to stick with the same old things, and continue to get the same old results, but why not take a few risks and experiment a bit. Last year I was persuaded to give parsnips a go. And they turned out to be the success of the season. Granted, planting new things in a vegetable patch, or new shrubs or flowers in other beds is hardly high risk itself, whilst investing in new ideas or people in a business is a far more daunting prospect. However, if you want to keep on learning, improving yourself, your business and create opportunities for your staff to grow as well, then why not take some calculated risks. Try something new, you never know, the outcome might be the best thing you have ever achieved.