Monday, March 20, 2017

Go and do....Don't be afraid

This week was amazing learning from a franchisee.  Learning what matter to him boiled down to the fact he wanted to balance. He wanted to make sure that his life was balanced. It wasn't about money, or sales. It's all about the value of finding a balance with God, family, and work, then finding time to relax and breathe in life a little. This is an excerpt from my interview.  

"He think the most important idea or thought is if you have a great idea go for it don't be afraid to put yourself out there and give it a shot. He shared that you never know you might be successful and have a great career for a long time in this man that space or you might fail but you're going to learn some valuable lessons from it. This will make you even better than next time you run with a great idea. Don't be afraid to take a risk."

This was inspiring to realize that dream and hopes can be accomplished even when you dont put your life on the line for work.  You can balance it all out. 

Business is so important to provide for your family, but at what cost?  Focusing on your priorities is the pinnacle of making sure you can enjoy life.  There is hard things that has to happen, but life is not perfect. Doing the right things and focus on your family.   I love to learn that there is people who love what they do, and focus on loving others, while living their lives and working hard for those people. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


I was so impressed by Catharine Rohr and her kindness towards prisoners. She was an incredible example of perseverance.

Learning about her and something profound was that she said her transformation wasn’t overnight.  Her hard point was being shut down and not able to move forward and had to wait a month until they were ready to get moving forward.  She said that being knocked down is what helped her the most.  She just needed to be faithful to the vision and move forward. She said she had a great group of advisors to council her.  She said that she has a support group to help her. America is the land of chances and she feels like the American dream is reachable.  She saw the good in the men in prison and the transformation of these men and help turn them around.   She is inspiring and she is incredibly insightful in her vision to help these men without questioning it. 

Do we question ourselves?
Do we work til we are exhausted?
So we love what we do and give back?

Saturday, March 4, 2017

getting off the bus.

 To find the right people for a company is really important, No need to rush, take it slow and steady and find the RIGHT people that you wont have to get them off the bus.   There is times where the culture of a company will not jive with what you are thinking and how the direction  of your company is going and that is the beauty of the bus, you can get people off the bus. 
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Getting people off the bus matters because there is an essential part of business to have the right people in place. When the wrong people are in the company, they don't have passion. They don't love what they are doing and it can cause emotions and struggles with disassociation. Any break in the link can cause trouble.  Whether people want to leave or not. 
The loss of income can bring stress to anyone. The right people can cost alot to pull them from another company it can cost you.  It can also be tricky to get the right people because they just dont know yet, they are a perfect fit.  I love this quote from Good to great, " “Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline."  You have to have the right people working to get the right people.