The Grapefruit Tree Lives On

In fourth grade, when asked what she hated, Nancy replied, “Grapefruit.” Given the task of finding something good about it, she decided planted a grapefruit seed. It eventually grew into a ten-foot tall tree, but not without numerous trials and tribulations. This story is about looking for the good in situations rather than focusing on the negative. With this attitude, it becomes easier to persevere through difficulties. The point of the story is “promote the positive.”


Lori offers practical, results-driven business storytelling training, keynotes, and consulting. For 26 years, she's also advised enterprises on strategy and organizational change. Listen to Lori speak about the "Power of Story"