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Friday, November 15, 2013
The Leaf Blowing Philosophy of Life
Which is the better
strategy: Wait until EVERY leaf falls and rake/blow’em all up at one time, or
rake/blow’em every day or once a week until all the leaves have fallen?
My neighbors are great
guys and yard Nazis and they’ll be outside every other day with nuclear blowers
pushing their leaves to the curb.
Earlier this week I
raked/blew my leaves ‘cause I didn’t want to be the neighborhood sluggo who
pulled the neighborhood attractiveness grade down by having a bunch of leaves
in my yard.
And it just about killed
me. A few days ago I wrote about manhandling the blower as I stood atop my
ladder so I could blow the gutters clean. My arms ached for the last few days
from swinging the blower back and forth. I am not in the running for Yard of
the Month so I may be in the market for someone to do that stuff for me.
Not to mention that the
day after I did my neighborly duty a storm came up and blew tons of leaves down
so now my house/yard looks EXACTLY like it did before I cleaned up.
But, I digress.
What’s the difference
in waiting until all the leaves fall and raking/blowing, and doing it every
other day until all the leaves have fallen and been cleaned up.
Nothing. Nada. Zip.
Think about this as The
Leaf Clearing Philosophy of Life: 80% of the time it doesn’t matter how you do
things as long as you reach the goal you’ve set. Only 20% of the time does
Mike Collins is president of The Perfect Workday Company, an information company based in The Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. He presents 100+ programs a year for organizations such as IBM, American Express, Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals and The John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School and Center.