Charlotte Byndas

Inspiring Success in Many



[tweetmeme source=”cbyndas” only_single=false]I am not sure if it has anything to do with global warming or not, but my garden is in full swing earlier than I can ever remember.  All of my bushes are growing leaves, my ground cover is up and spreading, and my hostas are three inches high; it’s only mid-April!  This is very exciting, especially after months of cold winter weather.  It feels great to be in the garden.

My enthusiasm for the early start to the growing season is only tempered when I realize that this great weather has also been good for the weeds.  A gardener works hard to create an environment that is good for things to grow, the beautiful flowers AND the weeds.  It is how gardens, businesses, and life works: as you spend time creating the environment,  preparing the earth, fertilizing, planting seed, watering , etc.,  nice stuff will grow, but alongside your prized plants your garden will sprout a healthy weed or two.

Business partnerships work like gardens.  If you invest in building a fertile environment for growth with your partners, good things will grow, but you have to expect a weed or two along the way.  My neighbor has a large yard just like mine, but he has no garden.  He tells me he will never have one because if he did he would have to deal with the weeds.  Some business owners have the same view, they are anti-partnership.  They believe that if they invested time and effort in partnerships they would have to deal with a “weed” or two along the way; a short sighted view.

Life is filled with weeds, but with a little time and effort they are totally worth it, just stay focused on what beautiful stuff you can get to grow, and pulling a weed or two won’t bother you one bit.

Author: Charlotte Byndas

Charlotte A. Byndas started her career in the search industry in 1993 just as the industry was embracing the technology revolution that would change the very DNA of executive recruiting. In 1994 she lead efforts to automate one of the most successful franchise offices of Management Recruiters International, building their first contact management system and website. Over the next few years she successfully launched and managed several new recruiting companies servicing the IT, manufacturing, healthcare, IT, accounting, insurance, engineering, sales, and non-profit industries. In 2002 she turned her efforts toward helping individuals launch and build independently owned recruiting companies helping to close over $30 million system wide, earning her countless testimonials labeling her “recruiting ninja” and “recruiting “guru”. Launching Search Entrepreneurs Inc, and TheITRecruiters she helped develop the first anti-franchise model in the recruiting industry as well as an innovative "candidate first" approach to IT recruiting.

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