One Thousand Pound Pumpkins Don’t Grow By Chance (Nor Do Executive Benefit Plans)!
Burns-Fazzi, Brock (BFB) is the NAFCU Services Preferred Partner for Executive Compensation and Benefit Consulting.
As you may recall, my last blog post in August compared growing giant pumpkins to growing a world-class executive benefit plan. I wanted to follow up with an update on how the 2013 season ended up for me and my family.Â Well, it turned out very successfully with a 1,238 pound pumpkin!! This weight was good enough for a first place finish at our Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers annual weigh-off which was held last Saturday.
A few takeaways from this season (that work equally for both pumpkin growing *and* for growing an executive benefit plan):
- Setting high goals and then working hard to achieve them pays off;
- Working with a team to achieve goals (in this case, my daughter Macey) is very rewarding; and
- One thousand pound pumpkins donât just grow by chance!
And the fate of said prize-winning pumpkin? Itâs sitting in my driveway waiting to be sculpted on Halloween, of course. And for any foodies reading, it could make about 1,500 pumpkin pies!
For more on pumpkin growing and executive benefit plans, check out my last post titled Extraordinary Growth Doesn't Just Happen: A Giant Pumpkin Farmer's Perspective on Executive Benefits Â»
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