Archive for April, 2011

April 19, 2011

In Praise of Pruning

I’m a creative person; I excel at spinning out lots and lots of ideas and possibilities. (You may have even noticed that I get a bit wordy in my blogs!) So perhaps you can imagine my chagrin when the website and branding consultants I’m working with strongly urged me to identify “just the top 3 things” I want to focus on and communicate in my updated website.

My current site has about 40 pages of material if you print it out…and that doesn’t even count all the articles, newsletters, white papers and presentations posted there.  But I know these folks are right!  It’s time to prune.  And it’s the time to do that elsewhere.

As a gardener I know that Spring is the best time to get the shears out and clip all the extraneous matter away so those lovely, colorful blooms can reveal themselves. Back inside, I see it’s also time to do something similar in my office, as the last year’s worth of consulting projects and papers are stacked all around.  I’m lucky, my office is spacious, but even still, the paper piles are beginning to mar the view of the stately tall trees outside my window.

So here come the mighty shears, the big, black garbage bags, and the mental willpower to get rid of the old, in order to make way for the new.

Wish me luck and fortitude and I’ll encourage you with the same!

Laurie Tema-Lyn

Practical Imagination Enterprises