Flipping Soil

People ask me all the time, how did you manage to write an entire book?

My answer is simply by flipping soil

When I was a child, every year my parents would plant a vegetable garden, and the first step to planting was to till the ground or what my parents would refer to as FLIPPING SOIL. 

We lived on a 3 and a half acre lot and so we would spend a day just tilling and flipping the soil over to get it ready for planting.

It would start with a single shovel and a single piece of the ground being flipped, and then another, and another till finally you looked around and the entire yard had been flipped.

If we tried to flip the entire yard at one time we could never do it, but we could flip the entire yard if we did it one shovel at a time.

So to this day I break large projects down into little ones by doing one shovelful at a time.

So next time you are looking at a huge project, pick one small part and complete that… then another… and another till you have flipped the entire yard. If your coworkers or friends ask you what you are doing let them know…. “Im flipping soil.”

And as always remember “That’s how a service ninja does it.”