How does mushroom picking and life relate?
I used to work in Search and Rescue when I was younger. We would sometimes be called out for a mushroom picker that was hunting in the woods and hadn’t returned. The northwest woods are expansive and rugged, so searching them is not always an easy task. The mushroom picker is one of the harder people to find. Unlike other lost individuals, the mushroom picker makes an erratic path. “There’s one. Oh look, over there is another one.” They can travel deep into the forest this way. The next thing they know, they are lost and don’t know which way their vehicle lies.
This way of searching for mushrooms is not that different from individuals who are always chasing the next great idea. If I am not watchful, I too can fall victim to this thinking. If you are working to increase your income and chasing the next new thing, good ideas can get left behind.
This is not the best way to reach your goals in your life as you risk not being good at any particular skill set. If you are hopping from one new idea to the next, you are not actually giving an idea time enough to come to fruition.
You can see this in the network marketing world as the marketer skips from one company to the next. They do this because the next company holds out a carrot that promises faster growth and more money. Those that are successful, stick by their product and company for the long haul. They begin to master the word no. They get more and more comfortable talking about what they do without fear of rejection.
When your finances are not what you want them to be, it is easy to fall for the next big thing that is going to fill ___________ need. They may be good ideas, but don’t abandon past good ideas you have acted on. In other words, give things time to work before you consider jumping ship. Don’t get caught up in the get rich quick thinking, it rarely works out.
I just brought this up because the next shiny thing for coaching has emerged, but what I am doing is working at the growth pace that works for me.
Anyway, I hope this helps. Remember, if you do nothing…nothing will change.