jim rohn

The Ambitious Sower

In the Bible there's a story of an ambitious sower. I first heard it spoken by the late great Jim Rohn and it goes like this… “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.

Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.

Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” --Matthew 13:3-8

The point of the story is this:

To be successful you’ve got to plant lots of seeds with potential clients.

Some will be snapped up by competitors.

Some will lack the commitment or capacity to buy from you.

Still others will be overrun by information, drown in confusion and never buy.

But, if you are an ambitious sower. If you consistently plant new seeds, some will fall on good soil...some will be your IDEAL clients and will produce 30, 60 or 100 times what was sown.

The key to marketing and business success is consistently planting new seeds. Then nurturing those that fall on fertile ground until they are ready for harvest.

This week I was interviewed by Scott Stroud of Builder Radio on lead generation…planting seeds. I shared lots of good stuff and you can listen to the interview here.


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P.S. For help implementing the ideas I shared in the interview click here.