Embracing Fear

One of the biggest mistakes that you can make in your life is to not do something because you’re afraid of the way you’ll look or potential rejection.

Life rewards people who decide to take action. Successful companies are created from people who were uncomfortable but decided to take action anyway because they wanted something more.

If you fall into the category of wanting more – then the best thing that you can do for yourself is to step into your fear.

No matter how you feel, you must embrace your fears and step into it to get through it.

Extraordinary things are created by ordinary people who decided to stand up and say, “there’s a better way”. They are the ones who innovate with their hunger for a better tomorrow. They are the ones who make a difference.

Today is the best time for you to make a difference and to embrace your fears – so you can make an extraordinary impact, tomorrow.

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Will Amazon’s Future Grocery Stores Affect Restaurant Operators?

I was quoted for an article posted on FoodableTV’s website on 11/2/16 about how Amazon’s brick-and-mortar grocery stores will affect restaurant operators.

Click here to read my thoughts along with other experts in the industry!

3 Reasons Why Your Brand Needs To Sound Human Online

Online interactions with your customers are becoming increasingly popular, and many big-name brands, restaurants, and businesses out there have taken to social media. However, your online presence shouldn’t just be a digital billboard and your feeds shouldn’t be filled with constant promotion.

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There’s nothing worse than seeing an amazing photo on Instagram with the description “Our NEW [insert food item here] really beats the heat. Make sure to grab one today,” followed by a list of a million hashtags that aren’t relevant.

I didn’t want to pull an example from the platform because I didn’t want to put anyone on blast, but with 2017 right around the corner, I wanted to take a moment to stress the importance of sounding human online!

Click here to see the three reasons why it’s crucial to sound human online.

This article was originally published on FoodableTV on 10/25/16.

4 Ways to Teach Your Managers To Work Smarter and Prevent Employee Burnout

The restaurant industry has a lot of moving parts. Quality managers that know and understand the industry are very hard to come by, which is why it’s your responsibility, as an employer, to protect them from hitting the point of burning out.

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The reason why it’s your responsibility is because it’s your brand on the line and employees that are feeling burnt out can result in problems at work between co-workers or customers.

We invest a lot of time, energy, and money into training people. If they are top quality managers, you want to do everything in your power to turn it around before throwing in the towel.

The truth is, a lot of managers put a lot of care into their work and are hard workers, but no one has ever taught them how to be effective. They show up to work and can become very reactionary throughout the day, which increases stress levels, makes them feel unorganized, and that the day was very chaotic. Why? It stems from them having no clear plan.

But if you look at the top at your leadership, instead of blaming them for their shortcomings, you will find that it was simply a lack of training on your part as the employer.

In order to get the most out of your management team, you need to train them better.

Click here to see the four ways to train your managers to work smarter.

This article was originally published on FoodableTV on 10/8/16.