Listen: Partner, Denny, Eric Olsen discussed on Journey to $100 Million
"Hey, everybody. It's Eric one of the things that we have learned over the course of the last year is that is super important for different levels of the organization to communicate on a regular basis. One of the things that we instilled very quickly after learning. This was the daily huddle every single day the entire team meets at nine seventeen for a daily meeting where we talk about what you did yesterday. And what's going on today? Another aspect of communications is that the executive team needs to communicate on a regular basis in particular weekly. So the executive team here is myself, and Kevin we are the partners of the company, and we drive a lot of the strategy and businesses that happened here, and we are two separate people with two different backgrounds. And we, you know, unless we try really hard. We could have different opinions and it. It could lead to problems. And so it's very important that the two of us have a weekly touch point, which we call the management launch or partner lunch. Once a week. We get together for lunch and his on Wednesdays, and we keep it really low key. We don't make a big deal out of it. But we do out to lunch, and we go to our favorite diner, which is right down the street. It's denny's. We love going to Denny's for a couple of different reasons. One I guess that. It's right down the street. It's super closest like two minutes away, which means that we're not spending a lot of time figuring out where we're going if we want to go different place every week driving twenty thirty minutes to get there things like that. That's all out the window. We go to the same place every single time. Since we show up once a week, we've gotten to know the staff really, well, AGA is our server she knows exactly what we like to order when we sit down should brings us water, and she brings us coffee because that's what we order every time. So we have a ritual. So we go to Denny's. We talked to iza we get our coffee, and our water we order, whatever we want and we're back in the office, hopefully within an hour sometimes a little bit longer. But it's at this point, not just the partner lunch is the ritual of getting together and spending an hour to an hour and a half just talking to one another. And these are oppa -tunities for us to do all sorts of things like strategize talk about what's been happening in the business talk about our visions, and sometimes frankly, clear the air with each other. Like, I said before we are two different people with different backgrounds and two different tendencies. And sometimes we have friction and we. We need to clear the decks, right? We need to say, what's on our mind. We need to tell the other personal we're thinking and just get it out and work through it. So that we don't harbor any animosity with one another. We we have to clear the deck, and we need to start fresh and his management lunch. Does that every single week if you're working with a partner in particular or management team, or if there are people at your level that you need to interact with on a regular basis? I certainly recommend this. This is a really really good tool if not very expensive from a business expense standpoint, you can write off the lunches as well. But even if you couldn't it's totally worth it. We spend thirty bucks and we spend an hour strategizing with each other. And making sure that we are literally on the same page and a lot of times we will come out with written notes about what we're going to do based on that lunch. Thirty dollars well-spent every single time. I'll do it every time."