In case you haven't already picked up on this I have a lot of ideas on how to make landscaping businesses, including my own, better. But what I've learned over the years is that every idea and every project can't be a priority. If you have too many priorities and projects at once, none of them can be done well.

Years ago, one of my mentors suggested that instead of trying to do everything at once, I take my ideas and create a bracket with them as we do for March Madness. I dual out pairs of ideas, decide which one is more worth the time and investment, and keep going until I have a "Champion." This mentor changed the way I looked at my to-do list, and this perspective helped me to more effectively prioritize projects.

We must have priorities in place to keep our sanity and also make forward progress in our businesses, but setting priorities and then tackling those projects systematically is harder than it sounds. How do you know which projects will have the most impact? Is your team focused on solving the right problems? As a leader, prioritizing your own to-do list and helping your team do the same is part of your role.

Our virtual event on November 3, A Strong Foundation: Key Tasks for a Successful 2022 will be all about this. We'll cover setting your priorities and how to use the slower winter months effectively so you can maximize opportunities in the warmer, busier months. We'll share the projects that GLC is prioritizing this winter as we prepare for another year of growth, and will help you to create a project list to strengthen your company culture, refine systems and processes, embrace technology, and use relationships for both sales and recruiting. If you're feeling overwhelmed and don't know where to start with your improvement projects, this event is for you.

I hope you'll join us!


Marty Grunder
President & CEO
The Grow Group & Grunder Landscaping Co.