“A garden is an oasis,” said one CEO who, when asked to describe what they find most fulfilling in their work life, replied: “I like my plants.”
Too often we think about the benefits of gardening and living a healthy lifestyle only for health but forget how it could also benefit our careers. There are generally more pressing matters on hand than tending to sunflowers or planting lettuce bed after bed — yet, studies show that turning off from technology and other distractions offers us much-needed time away from office drama. Gardening invigorates creativity while simultaneously providing physical activity that bolsters productivity.
For many successful business leaders, they find peace in the midst of madness by learning to appreciate what surrounds them that others might not notice: like how flowers blossom or birds fly gracefully past you among other things.
I’ve had the chance to interview some of today’s most successful business leaders. These are people who have taken risks and done what they love with their lives — even if that meant starting from scratch or creating something new in order for them make it happen!
Each one has an inspiring story about how passion led to purpose as well as advice on how you can take your own risk-taking ideas into fruition.
I hope you enjoy these inspirational stories and start growing food — only for your health, but also your business:
If you know successful business leaders that have grown their own food while managing departments, businesses, and projects, please reach out to us at The Grow Network! We’d love to showcase their sustainability efforts.
Marjory Wildcraft is the founder of The Grow Network, which is a community of people focused on modern self-sufficient living. She has been featured by National Geographic as an expert in off-grid living, she hosted the Mother Earth News Online Homesteading Summit, and she is listed in Who’s Who in America for having inspired hundreds of thousands of backyard gardens. Marjory was the focus of an article that won Reuter’s Food Sustainability Media Award, and she recently authored The Grow System: The Essential Guide to Modern Self-Sufficient Living — From Growing Food to Making Medicine.