Back to School

Back to School?

by Danny Summers


Did you ever think we all would be going Back to School? I'm actually referring to Business School... That's what all Garden Centers in The Group have the opportunity to do. With the major Group financial programs and interacting with The Group Service Providers and peer Centers, we all have the benefit of advanced learning. It's really advanced business school for how to be most successful at Garden Retailing!

About 3 years ago I shared ideas in a blog post titled A Passion for Learning based on the concept of Life-Long Learning and how it is important for living a long and rewarding life. At the same time it positions each of us to become mentors/encouragers to everyone around us. To encourage a practice of Life-Long Learning helps others. In the blog post I included several quotes to support this idea worth sharing again:

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” ― Albert Einstein

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” ― Henry Ford

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” ― Socrates

“You'll never know everything about anything, especially something you love.” ― Julia Child

“Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.” ― Brian Tracy

As Tim Quebedeaux continues to share details from The Group's Annual P&L Study for 2020, there is so much to learn. This week, he announces the Best Practices Awards as well as cover several of the most important KPIs.

As we continue on this Group experience together, let us all be dedicated to a Passion for Life-Long Learning. Let us constantly be eager to learn more, as well as be willing to share and encourage others.

By the way, this principle can be rocket fuel for your messaging to your customers to share the love of plants... as a part of nature's magic. I am thankful to be in this with all of you!

Sharing is at the heart of The Group and your ideas are very important. Are you and your staff all subscribed to our eLists such as GroupEs, Retail-Grower, Retail-Landscape, Owners-Only, and a number of others? Need help subscribing? Let me know as I can show you how you can sign up.

Thanks for sharing!

Danny Summers
[email protected]
Tel: 678-909-7770
Cell: 678-761-7145

REMEMBER: Your interaction (by phone and email) with Group Service Providers such as Steve Bailey, Tim Quebedeaux, Sid Raisch, Robert Hendrickson, John Kennedy, Jean Seawright, and of course Danny Summers are included in your retainer!



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