The lessons we can learn from The Chinese Bamboo Tree.
Hard work always pay off.
In a world where everything we want, or desire, is simply available at the click of a button, we have all become unaccustomed to waiting.
Frustration can be borne out of waiting for your work to pay off. We can give up rather than persevere.
Today, I want to share with you a the story of the Chinese bamboo tree.
If you want to grow your own Chinese bamboo tree, you will need to plant a a bamboo sprout in the ground and be prepared to take care of it.
Give it access to sunlight, water it, fertilise it and repeat.
For a year.
And after that first year, expect to see no visible results.
But continue on, for another year, nuturing the soil, feeding the sprout and working hard.
When year two is up – expect to see the same result as year one.
In fact, you need to invest at least 4 or 5 years in your bamboo sprout before seeing any activity above soil.
As you have been working hard above land, your little sprout has been building its roots below ground.
Once you start to see life above ground after year 4 or 5; be prepared to really see the fruits of your labour explode.
Within six weeks, a Chinese bamboo tree grows up to 90 feet tall.
How incredible is that?
How many times have we walked away from a project or a piece of work because it isn’t working? What could the outcome have been if we had persevered?
What if we hadn’t given up?
The moral of this story?
From a recruitment point of view.
Firstly, and in the main, I just think it is an incredibly powerful tale that many of us can learn from.
From a business point of view. As a recruiter, businesses quite often don’t want to talk about recruitment unless they are recruiting. Which is probably the worse possible time, as the clock is ticking, and the pressure is on.
If we learn from the Chinese bamboo tree, growing recruitment roots, before the need to partner with a recruitment business is needed, could be very powerful.
Meet consultants, choose a partner, allow them to understand your business and culture. Then when the time to hire comes, your chosen partner shouldn’t need more than six weeks to solve your recruitment needs.
Looking for work?
For those of you looking for work, who have spent time on the job market during Covid times. The work you are doing, the contacts you are building, the CV you have perfected and the additional training you are doing. It will pay off.
Even if you can’t see it, your work is growing below ground, spreading roots and getting ready to push you above the soil.
Have faith, patience, and keep growing your roots.