Parking in the lot just north of the entrance to the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum (it's a zoo ~ one of the ten best in the world) I clicked "start" on the GPS on my Blackberry and walked up the King Canyon Trail for a mile, to the place where the King Canyon Trail crosses the arroyo you see on the right. From that point, I hiked back to my car, walking in the arroyo.
And that's how I found the barrel cactus you see in the photo above. It's bigger than a basketball. That means it's heavy, and it's no small feat for it be growing on the rock face.
Clinging to the side of the canyon's rock wall, you can see that it's thriving. It's roots are finding water, and if you look closely at the top of the cactus, you'll see that it's set its yellow fruit.
I'm working on my business this weekend, determined to grow "longer, stronger roots" so that while loans are expected to decline in 2010 by 40%, I'm planning for my business to double from its 2009 level.
Longer, stronger roots...
Roots in any business consist of relationships.
Relationships, I've found, are no different in business than they are in our personal lives. either they're growing, or they're deteriorating and withering.
Since relationships only survive and grow when they're mutually beneficial, I'm asking myself:
- What can I do to add value to the REALTOR relationships I have presently, and
- What can I do to cultivate new relationships with REALTORS whose lender relationships have withered, and who need new relationships they can count on?
You might ask yourself the same questions if you're going to bloom where you're planted.
I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Mortgage lender.
Call me on my Blackberry (520) 349-9090
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