Sustain the system and your trees will grow. (Getty Images)

If you'd like to hear Greenelines on audio, please visit charismapodcastnetwork.com. You might also find a few other Christian podcasts of interest.

Plant a new tree in your backyard.

Pop some popcorn, grab a lawn chair and watch your tree grow and produce fruit by the end of the month.

Well, marketers tend to think that way. Plant a marketing seed one day and expect results tomorrow.

Nature has a growth system. Ideally, light and water show up every day. We know what happens if the system doesn't operate.

Plant marketing seeds into a system.

Sustain the system and your trees will grow.

Dr. Steve Greene is the publisher and executive vice president of the media group at Charisma Media and executive producer of the Charisma Podcast Network. His book, Love Leads: The Spiritual Connection Between Your Relationships and Productivity, releases July 2017.

Leaders, Dr. Greene wants to help you understand the spiritual connection between relationships and productivity. Read his new blog, Love Leads.

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