The Grass is Aways Greener…

Grass is always greenerMy wife and I have been in our new home for about two months. While mowing our new lawn last week, I started thinking about one of our neighbors at the last house we rented. He was a retired engineer and his yard was the best I had ever seen! It wasn’t a big yard, but everything looked great. From the stonework, to the wooden fence, to his perfectly mowed lawn, he truly put all his heart into his yard.

This motivated me to keep our lawn in check and inspired me to do minor upgrades in the front yard. Would I have done these improvements without the external motivation of my neighbor? Yes, but I would not have rushed each project.

It is funny how external motivators can bring out the best in people.  I have always enjoyed a spirited rivalry and over the years have learned to not take it personally.  It has helped me grow as a person and motivated me professionally.

  • Growing up, my sister Athena and I always competed to see who got the better report card.  Most times, she won, but it pushed me to perform better at school, which lead to college and my Business Marketing Degree.
  • While in High School, I worked at a local McDonald’s and competed with others to earn a promotion to crew trainer.  Was this a Big Win in my life?  Not necessarily.  The pay was barely higher and the hours stayed the same; however it gave me a desire to work hard. Now as a H.R. and Marketing Director, I continue to be a “crew trainer,” just for a different company.

Enough blogging, time to get out the weed eater.

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About Jeremy M. Price
For twelve years, I had the pleasure of working in community banking. Starting in customer service, I worked my way up to a senior level marketing and human resources director. It was great leading teams that improved strategic initiatives including, but not limited to brand awareness, digital communication, employee development and product development. This experience has now led to an exciting role with CRS Data. As the Product Marketing Analyst, I am currently reviewing the company's banker suite product. This product is able to help community banks reach their fullest potential in real estate lending. I am extremely fortunate to share time with my son while enjoying life in East Tennessee. The two of us enjoy the views of the Smokey Mountains, eating good food and having fun. During my free time, I enjoy running races, traveling and listening to great live music.

One Response to The Grass is Aways Greener…

  1. Jamey says:

    I enjoyed that…..hey, I put a lot of “love” into my yard, but yet to motivate any of my neighbors. Maybe I’m not putting enough “love” in it. ??? 😉

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