But are we really connecting with the people who matter the most? The people who contribute to our lives in meaningful and essential ways? Are we acknowledging the role that these individuals play in our health, well-being and education? And that of our children and family?
We all have a doctor, know them by name, we connect with them maybe every few months to cure illness and essentially 'make us better'.
And many of us have accountants, solicitors and other people on our 'team' of personal service providers that we know well, respect and connect with every few months. We consider them important in our lives.
Now think about this……Who’s your farmer?.......How often do we need a farmer? Three times a day? Why wouldn't we consider a farmer as important as our doctor?
Consider this, if prevention is better than a cure, why don’t we all have a farmer, who provides us with healthy, nutritious, clean food, a farmer who could help prevent the very diseases we are going to the doctors to have cured?
Why don’t we automatically consider a farmer in our suite of professional health care and service providers?
And it’s not hard to connect with them is it? You’re connecting with me right now!
The first point of contact with your farmer will be the food they have made available to you. Ask the butcher, grocer, the fruit and veggie vendor, the waiter in a restaurant. All we need to do to start connecting with farmers is to start asking where our food comes from? Is it grass fed, organic, chemical free, local, etc. Have dialogue with these people and acquaint yourselves with your food. Connect with it, because the farmer who produced it has certainly been doing that even before it was born or germinated.
And it’s not pretentious, it’s really smart to find out where the food comes from that you are feeding your family.
And why don’t businesses consider farmers as important members of their business teams? They have accountants, CEOs, GMs, Heads of this department and that department. Why not include a farmer on that team, as an advisor, a provider of food and a location to visit for clients and staff, plant trees, connect directly with their food and experience nature and the lessons that it can teach adults and children alike.
I challenge you to find yourself a farmer. Go on line, track one down, engage and connect with them, buy their food, visit their farm, support their business and reconnect with yourself and your family along the way. Reconnect with the people that really matter.
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