The trees are naked. I am missing spring. I can remember preparing the vegetable garden.
It was a beautiful day – mid-sixties, sight breeze, and an occasional cloud.
By the end of the day, the seeds were in the ground and watered.
I waited seventy-five days for mother nature and some extra watering to do its magic.
A bloom – there it was. A beautiful crop of bell peppers.
And I waited to wait some more until the bell peppers grew and took on their final color.
When two weeks passed, I woke up anticipating the first harvest!
I did not eat breakfast but instead grabbed scissors and a bowl and went to the garden.
Oh, Sh*t. Where are my bell peppers?
Ever feel like that?
It can happen in business also.
A candidate accepted an offer and then a week later called, or worse, texted or emailed…
I am sorry, Mark, I have taken a counter-offer from my employer. Best of success in filling your search. BYE.
It felt like someone sucker-punched me, and I was out of breath.
Did the candidate take the bell pepper? Did I do everything I could to safeguard the bell pepper and complete the placement?
If you’ve ever experienced that, first, I understand. It happened to me twice. Then I developed a better way. I
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Thanks for reading.
Until next week,