Keep your focus on what is in front of you, don’t fret about the other side of the tree until you get to it.
Pull the branch to you and look closely to see how it is formed, giving it order will make the tree seem less tangled, tackle one small branch at a time.
Harvest what is within reach, while you figure out how to get to the awkward branches.
Make sure all your olives fall in the net.
Put your ladder on firm ground.
It’ll get easier as you go along, you’ll gradually find a method to simplify.
Sometimes using your bare hands is easier and more gratifying.
It’s not worth falling out of your ladder for just a few more olives.
If you prune your trees, it’s easier to harvest, so cut away any straggling branches at the right time.
If friends offer to help, accept.
Mind you don’t poke out your eye out just for the sake of an olive.
You can’t control the elements, so if it rains, pack up, do something else and wait for better weather.