Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Emerson was right. You can make every day the best day of the year. You can have an awesome day if you choose to have an awesome day. More often than not, the kind of experience you have is entirely up to you and there are always ways you can tip the scales in your favor. Read on to discover five ways to make certain when asked how you’re doing, you can confidently say, “Today is awesome!”
Here’s to the the history makers. The earth shakers. The rule breakers.
It takes a very specific kind of person to say, “I see how you’re doing things, and I appreciate that, but I’m going to take a different path.” It takes a person who sees a better way and believes rules are sometimes meant to be broken. Maybe even a person who makes their own rules.
Most people don’t understand how to sell. They go about it all the wrong way and try to force facts and figures down people’s throats. But that’s not how you do it. It’s actually quite easy and enjoyable when you do it the right way.
Every business owner dreams of achieving success. They set goals. They push forward, day in and day out. They won’t stop at anything.
What happens after your first group of goals are met? What happens after you achieve a comfortable level of success? While some business owners continue forward, always searching for “bigger and better things,” others begin to stall.
No matter how hard you fight it, there may come a time when you get comfortable with a certain level of success. If this happens, you need to change your approach. You need to seek new ways to boost productivity. (more…)
Jon Frech is the co-founder of Northern California business, Black Oak Coffee Roasters. Not just any coffee shop, Black Oak Coffee Roasters sources small lots of coffees from individually named farms and believes its blends to be practically a religious experience. Black Oak seeks to tell the true story of each cup, and from Wagon Wheel French Roast to Duomo Espresso, each cup has history and a story.
Frech and his Black Oak colleagues had the coffee component down but felt the need to improve the back end of their business. When you’re roasting premier coffee, who has time to spend endless hours on payroll, calculating hours, tip distribution and overtime? Well, nobody. (more…)