Last week I was having a lunch with a girlfriend. It was one of those gorgeous summer days, and as we basked in its glory she shared with me that one of
her greatest summer joys is her garden. Beautiful, sweet smelling flowers that she cuts throughout the summer months, and home grown vegetables that add a constant dash of freshness to great outdoor meals. Of all of the children of her green thumb, none is more precious than her beefsteak tomatoes.
She plants them in late May. She waters them endlessly in June. She waters them endlessly again in July. And then, finally, in mid-August, almost overnight, she has an abundance of juicy tomatoes destined for the tops of burgers, diced for salads, or enjoyed in slices with a little salt. She waits and she waters and she waits and she waters, and then in August she has so many tomatoes that I she's giving them away.
"What a labor of love!" I said. Which naturally, then, gave me pause.
I realized that there is a great metaphor in the growing of tomatoes when it comes to searching for “The One”. I work with many clients that partner with Kelleher International and expect to immediately be introduced to their perfect match. But the reality is that you have to have patience and perseverance. You have to stay the course. In essence, you have to Water the Tomatoes.
If you are serious about really finding “the One”, then you have to expect that the quality of the relationships you build will have a lot to do with the time and “water” you invest in them.
Good luck with your gardening!