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Excuse Me, Have You Seen My Core Values Running Down the Street? core values leadership

What’s going on with you?

Seriously—why haven’t you started taking action on your big goals for this year yet?

  • Still, waiting for a couple of key elements to fall into place?
  • The position of the moon not favorable for this grand venture?
  • Do you need to hire that one person who...
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Working IN Your Restaurant Doesn’t Work culture leadership mindset
Author’s Note: This is an excerpt from my new book title Your Restaurant Culture Sucks! Coming out in late February 2021.
 

 
You’ve heard it said to you by every consultant out there...You need to work ON your restaurant and not IN your restaurant. Yet, here you are still...
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What Job Are You Really Doing? leadership mastermind mindset operations
Here is the question: Are you doing “the” job or are you doing “your” job?
 
 
Many get drawn into working so hard that they forget what their real job and duties are. I have seen this especially with new restaurant openings where people are thrown in...
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Restaurant Success Is Closer Than You Think leadership mastermind mindset operations
 
In 1979, a DC-10 Passenger Jet flew from New Zealand to Antarctica on a sightseeing excursion on Air New Zealand flight 901. This 8-hour flight would provide passengers an experience of a lifetime: a chance to see the bottom of the world. 257 passengers and crew members took off at 8:20...
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Why Discounts Will Slowly Kill Your Restaurant discounts leadership operations

I like a good deal and I’m sure you do as well.

I have a friend who is like a bloodhound when it came to finding deals! I mean she is obsessed with getting one. I actually don’t think she has paid full retail once. LOL

Deals are everywhere and we think they drive sales and they do...

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Before You Reopen Your Restaurant...Think About Your Staff covid leadership mindset

We all want to get back to “normal,” whatever that means now.

Honestly, normal wasn’t very normal in the first place so, let’s look at this as a plot twist!

This time around is your opportunity to do things better than you did before. COVID-19 isn’t your fault, but...

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What the Heck is a KPI and Why You Should Give a Sh*t kpis leadership operations

As competition gets tougher and profits seem to slip slowly away, you need to analyze your data more than ever.

In fact, the bars and restaurants that fail to capitalize on their data will find themselves in hot water. It’s been happening for a while—you just haven’t...

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The Top 10 Things Learned from Working with 2000+ Restaurants leadership operations
I keep detailed coaching notes from every client I have had over the past 11 years as The Restaurant Coach™. Some of those stories make it into my books, speaking gigs, podcasts, or just as a solid warning to new clients about what not to do! Never fear, the names have been changed to...
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The 5 Things Food Vendors Don't Want You to Know contracts foodservice operations

Having worked as a consultant for a large foodservice distributor for 4 years, I learned a lot about their business. A lot of stuff they don’t want you to know! My mission is to you the independent restaurant that is trying to thrive and not just survives in today’s ultra-competitive...

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The Formula For a Badass Brand! branding operations

I recently gave an interview for Foodable TV about how to build a brand. You can create a brand that competes or one that dominates the market. The choice is yours. Follow this formula if you want to make your brand stand out in the market!

Here are the questions and my answers from that...

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The Best Kept Secret of Restaurant Success leadership mastermind operations restaurant success summit

The secret can be summed up in just four words: Join a Mastermind Group!

What is a Mastermind Group?

Napoleon Hill is often credited with being the originator of Mastermind Groups, but the truth is Mastermind Groups have been around much longer.

Hill had a straightforward definition:

The...

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The One Thing All Restaurant Owners Want behavioral surveys culture leadership

Day in and day out you are dedicated to the grind. You breathe in stress and breathe out hospitality. You get knocked down one day and get back up the next. Welcome to the world of restaurants and bars. It can be a brutal lifestyle if (and it’s a very big if) you allow it to control you.

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