The Pacific NW is recovering from a terrible wind and rainstorm – winds up to 70 or 80MPH, which if anywhere else would be called a hurricane (we don’t have those here…) – and in our area with the huge evergreen trees, we have lots of clean up work to do. Many homes and businesses, like a client of mine today, still have no power – after four or five days straight.
Imagine a huge maple tree falling from your property to your neighbors’ yard. It misses the house but hits the garage, and there is perhaps twelve or thirteen feet between the two houses. I never thought about how a tree removal service would remove this now fallen tree – doesn’t a huge truck come and pull the tree away?
Not if you have little space between houses. Here is what they do….. they cut down branches, one and two at a time. On bigger branches, they cut pieces which fall to a second guy who passes to a third guy — assembly-line style. It reminded me of the old saying… “How do you eat an elephant?…….. one bite at a time.”
The same is true with a large project you are facing – for new business, to regain old business, or to keep a customer. It may seem impossible – but if you start with one snip here, and another branch gone there – pretty soon, the broken tree is gone. What you need is persistence, a vision, and enthusiasm.