The Tale of the Tortoise and the Hare and How it Relates to Business .
- About the tortoise and the hare01:18
- Relationships in communities 03:11
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00:25 David Blackmon: Hey, everybody. Welcome to another episode of WP The Podcast brought to you by WP Gears. I’m David Blackmon.
00:35 Tim Strifler: And I’m Tim Strifler.
00:37 David Blackmon: Today in episode 637, Tim and I are going to talk about the tale of the tortoise and the hare, and how it relates to business. We’ve seen time and time again, especially in the Divi community where people will come out with a blazing fire and, you know, a super high intensity. And then next thing you know, they’re just gone. And it’s like, where the hell, where the hell did they go? What the heck’s going on. So we kind of wanted to touch base on that because our next few topics are going to be centered around kind of this subject about, you know, um, you know, this type of topic and stuff that about consistency and why it’s important and stuff. So Tim get us kicked off.
01:18 Tim Strifler: Yeah, absolutely. So, uh, there’s a, I don’t know if this is just an American story or if it’s something that’s, you know, globally and well known. I know we have a global audience that listens to WP The Podcast, but there’s a children’s book called the “The tale of the Tortoise and the Hare”. And basically, uh, it’s the, the story of a tortoise. And the hare that are racing and the hare being a rabbit is very quick, very fast, very agile, and the tortoise. Being like any other tortoise was very, very slow and the racing and the tortoise is going slow, but steady and consistent where the hare is kind of runs, takes off and goes really, really fast, but then it gets distracted and then it goes over here and does this. And, then the, the tortoise ends up winning the race because of the steady, consistent, uh, slow and steady wins the race. Right. That’s the phrase. And, so yeah, that’s kind of what we’re talking about and, and how it relates to business. And so, as David mentioned, we, we see it a lot where people will come out with a lot of intensity, be really, really excited and, you know, promote, promote, promote, come out with new products and stuff. And we see it in the Divi community where that’s where our businesses are selling TV products, and then they’ll get burnt out because they, they. Aren’t weren’t in it for the long run. They’re trying to make a quick buck and you know, it wasn’t as easy as they thought, and they weren’t really willing to put in the work and be consistent. And so there’s just so much value, no matter what business you’re in with slow and steady, right? I’m not saying go necessarily intentionally go slow by any means, but, uh, being consistent and, and, and willing to, uh, you know, invest the time and effort and not necessarily see all the benefits right away. But knowing that they’ll come down the road,
03:11 David Blackmon: Yeah. And I think one of the things that is important for anyone in business and, um, especially in communities and stuff, when you bring your business into those communities, I know that it’s been super valuable for, for myself. I know that it’s been valuable for Tim is yeah. There’s, it’s good to have intensity. It’s good to be driven and it’s good to move, you know, quickly when you need to move quickly and stuff. But there’s also a huge benefit too. Getting involved becoming a part of, you know, what that does for you is that it allows you to have that steady and consistent pace that you need to last for the long term, because you’re invested in. That community, that group you’re invested in helping them there’s relationships that are formed, they’re invested in helping you and friendships form. And that’s all, that’s actually what ended up happening to Tim and I and our own product businesses and stuff. Is that. You know, the community that we were involved in the Facebook group specifically around Divi, you know, we all became friends and it was like, it was like going to the club and hanging out with our best friends, you know, cause we could talk shop and you know, we started to learn more about personal and stuff, their personal lives. So we were invested, which in turn kept us rooted. Into where we needed to be. And even though our products or services may not have taken off as quickly as we would’ve liked them to, it kept us there long enough to allow organically what needed to happen happen. Uh, I don’t know if that made any sense, but it, it all kinda ties together and stuff and it’s, it’s really important in my opinion.
04:59 Tim Strifler: Yeah, absolutely. And that was great, David, and I think, you know, Necessarily selling products like, like we are, but you can really relate this to any type of business, any niche, a lot of our listeners out there create websites for clients and exactly what David was saying, like investing in your community. Building relationships with business owners. You might not get projects from it right away, but putting in that time now is going to help you along, along the way, rather than coming out and being the hair and, you know, like, uh, cold calling every business that you can and then giving up and, you know, whatnot like yeah, having intensity is good and moving fastest. Good, but think about things that you can do that are consistent and that will help you in the longterm, you know, and having that, that steady, consistent mind frame. And that’s how you’re going to really, really win in the end.
05:52 Tim Strifler: Awesome on tomorrow, we’ve got another topic that closely relates to this consistency and persistence versus failing fast, Tim, until tomorrow.
06:06 Tim Strifler: Take care. Bye. Bye.
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