Nature is close to my heart.
Mountain biking, hiking, trail running, backcountry skiing, camping…
But since I live in a desert, trees don’t grow naturally. They require a lot of work.
At my home I have a big cherry tree in front.
Two years ago, we noticed its condition deteriorating. We had to cut off dead branches, monitor it, prune it, and generally take better care of it hoping it gets better.
Unfortunately, last year we lost more of it…
And this year, it had to come down.
As I was mourning over the loss of our tree, I remembered Shel Silverstein’s book, The Giving Tree.
Through the years my kids grew up with this cherry tree, climbing it, using it as a playground, building forts in its branches. We also use it as shade, even firewood on occasion.
My kids love to eat it’s cherries.
I have deep feelings for this tree. And now it’s gone.
I feel the same with my team of virtual assistants.
They give and give and give.
I hope I’m giving to them too. I try.
I also hope to be able to give to entrepreneurs and small business owners around the world. If I can give the gift of finding a great OFS, an entrepreneurs life is never the same again.