Team Efforts – Getting Things Done

Team Efforts – Getting Things Done

I am a team player and I always have been, I can follow rules or I can lead if need be. There is nothing more satisfying that accomplishing a task with a team of people, whether its two or ten.

I am often stuck with doing duties that most people won`t do or they say cannot be done, for instance, mowing down a grown up field with a push mower. Yes it can be and has been don`t, their problem was the fact its hard work.

I have learned to make a list and split it with the team of workers, and myself, giving the job or task to the person that can do that job better than the next. I, for one, am excellent at painting walls, not so good at ceilings. I despise sheet rock work but will help if I have to. I can lay tile and I am good at it, I do not like laying carpet but once again I will help if need be.

Yesterday was a day of team work, its been a while since I have had any help doing anything. Paying or not.

Since I got the new (used) riding mower last week it has rained daily and I have not gotten to mow the two acres, I still have the three in one mower. The three in one mower is one mower with three mowers parts to make it one 🙂

While it was hot and nearly noon I went out to mow because the evenings have been pop up rain showers, As I was mowing I looked up and seen another mower.

I gave the thumbs up and a sign of thanks and headed out to the field, letting him mow near the house because I did not know how much he could do. After mowing one half acre I seen him go inside so I rode up to the house, My help had to quit, he could not breathe. I put the ceiling fan on and the small room fan and turned the a/c down to get it a little cooler. When he was okay, I went out and mowed the back yard for the dogs and I had to stop, leaving a half acre .

Although I told him to never do that again with his problems at the moment, I was happy to have help, working as a team.

By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry