Do you have a goal that is Alluding you?
Are you trying to find the right people to join your team?
Are you trying to increase your sales by 10%, but every month a new restaurant opens and steals your thunder?
Are you trying to teach your sales staff to increase their average check, but your numbers just don’t grow?
Are you trying to improve your bottom line – but expenses just keep going up and up and up?
Are you trying to get funding for your next restaurant and keep running straight into Mr. NO?
Are you trying to find life balance and just keep ending up farther and farther behind?
Hey It’s Peter Harman The Food Guru here with your weekly Pep Talk. My goal is the teach restaurant owners, managers and chef’s like you, to focus on Eight Basic Fundamentals that lead to a better life and financial freedom.
Many years ago, when I bought my first house, there was as sign in the garage that read,
If at first you don’t succeed, you’re just about average.
I don’t know what that sign meant to the previous owner, but to me it was a cop out. It was one of those excuses that losers tell themselves - to make them feel better about losing.
It’s like the people who tell themselves things like:
life isn’t fair.
The deck is stacked against us.
The rich just keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer.
These are all lies…
Ben Franklin once said, "the more public provisions are made for the poor, the less they provide for themselves, and of course - they get poorer – AND on the contrary, the less that was done for them, the more they did for themselves – AND of course they became richer."
My favorite part of this is that Ben said that over 200 years ago. Today we still have the same damn thing, it’s not a sign of the times, it is part of the human condition.
There are two schools of thought or two different groups.
Group #1 - Everyone deserves the basic necessities of life, food, shelter and clothing.
Group #2 – If you want to eat, you must get out of bed and make it happen.
I belong to group #2. In today’s world group #2 must pay their own way - AND they must also pay for part of the food, shelter and clothing for group #1. That’s just the way it is folks.
We the business owners of the America must support ourselves and pay - a portion for those who can or will not. This will never change.
80% of the people who live in America – The greatest country on the face of the Earth - live somewhere between failure and basic survival. They live there because they are waiting for someone to do something for THEM. I hope you understand this concept… This is NOT a political statement, it is a fact.
Now I want you to pay attention to this next part – it’s Really Important. It doesn’t matter if you are a homeless person standing in a soup line waiting for a hand out, or you are the owner of a restaurant waiting for your waiters to up-sell drinks or add on an appetizer to increase their average check – YOUR average check.
The result is the same – nothing is getting better and you are not moving forward toward your goal. When You are waiting for other people to do something for you – you are dependent on THEM… If they do not perform - YOU are STUCK… You are procrastinating.
The Dictionary says - Procrastination is the Action of delaying or postponing something.
Procrastinating comes from FEAR. Most often fear of failure. When you are stuck because of fear – you are a procrastinator. When your people are stuck by fear – You are still procrastinating. The result is the same! Wow!
Ladies & gentlemen I want you to know - this is your actual life, this is not a dress rehearsal.
It’s time to take the bull by the horns a do something. It’s time to stop waiting for conditions to be perfect. It’s time to stop Procrastinating. It’s time for Action - You Must Take Action.
Action is Hard!
What is hard now – will become easy later AND what is easy now – will become hard later.
My man Zig Ziglar said, "You don’t have to the great to start, but you do have to start to be great!"
Pablo Picaso said, "only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die with, left undone."
Og Mandino said: "I will Act NOW. My dreams are worthless, my plans are dust, my goals are impossible. All are of no value unless they are followed by action. I will act NOW!
When the lion is hungry – he eats. When the eagle is thirsty – she drinks.
Today is all there is, I will do it NOW – TODAY!
I will start early – while my competitor is still asleep. I will work late – after my competitor has gone home for the day. I will do today’s work – TODAY…
I will Act Now!"
I say - I will surround myself with people who have the same mindset and mentality, I will surround myself with people of Action!
What do you say..?
The lights are on, the camera is rolling – It’s Time for Action!
This is the TIME… This is the place…
There is NO Plan B. Plan B is for procrastinators… The people who like to play it safe… Plan B, is just an excuse. You started your restaurant, your business for a real reason. You had a dream. Don’t let your dream die. Don’t let your dream go down in flames. Never, Never, Never Give Up! It’s time for Action…
There is an old saying – We rarely make it to the top with the people we started at the bottom with…
This is because most people are tethered to the bottom. They have a limit of how much they are willing to do. How far they are willing to go. Most people have a low tolerance for the pain of failure.
John F. Kennedy said – "We don’t do it because it’s easy – We do it because it’s Hard!"
Winners have a HIGH tolerance for pain and failure, they never give up, they keep trying until they succeed.
I say - Never be afraid to fail. Failure is part of life. We all fail. The losers stay down, the winners get up. I am a total failure. I have tried thousands of things in my career and many of them have failed, BUT the good news is that I didn’t stop, I didn’t give up – I GOT UP. I kept going and eventually - I figured it out, because that’s what winners do.
Today - I am still alive and doing well – very well by some people’s standards.
BUT as you might guess – That’s NOT good enough for me. I know I can do better. This is what drives me forward – this is what gets me out of bed in the morning.
I know this is NOT my best. I know that I can do better. I know that I can build a better team and that I can become a better leader and better coach. I know I can build a better restaurant. I know I can help more people. I know there is more and more and more that I really want to do. More - That I really NEED to do…
It’s who I am – it’s why I’m here… I’m never satisfied… I know I can do better…
My goal is simple – 1% Better Every Day… I will take action.. I will do it NOW!
The smartest person with the greatest plan is totally useless until they take ACTION.
It doesn’t matter what you goal is - YOU will achieve nothing - until you and your people – take action and move the ball forward. The truth is – you will only be as successful as your people want you to be. Restauranting is a TEAM sport and you are the leader. YOU must lead - and INSPIRE your people to action…
Ladies and Gentlemen:
I have the winning formula, I know how to make things happen. I want to be your coach. I want to help you make things happen. My goal is to give back. My goal is to help YOU achieve your dreams.
What If there was a way for you to Increase your sales by 10% - Twice. Have every member of your team love their job, show up on time every day, be far more productive than ever before and stay with you for years instead of months?
What if – every customer you serve has a great experience… And - they return again and bring their friends… And – those people return again and bring their friends…
What if - you could focus on the most fun, productive and important parts of your job, the parts that make a real difference and move you and your people forward toward the life of your dreams?
What if - this leads you to deeper richer relationships with everyone you come in contact with… Better Health, Prolonged Happiness, Financial Wealth and more Personal Freedom than ever before. And best of all, what if you could achieve ALL this in the next 90-Days… Would you be interested?
My name is Peter Harman, I am the Food Guru. My goal is to help you achieve financial freedom and live the life of your dreams. I want to be your coach…
All you have to do is come to food guru dot com to get started.
Think about this opportunity for a second… What are you waiting for? Why are your procrastinating?
Are you waiting for someone else to step up and make it happen?
Or are you ready to take the bull by the horns and kick some ass?
When the Student is Ready – The Food Guru will appear..!
You Can Do It… I’ll Show You How…
Thanks for reading – see you next week…