18 Burst results for "Owner And Founder"
"owner founder" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Earlier in the show. I think my consequences in that story with Janice Dean from Fox News Consequences potentially for have you come? Oh, the governor of New York on his Policies and his orders related to the pandemic. This hour, focusing on consequences of bad behavior, right? Frivolous lawsuits. Not filing your taxes properly or correctly. And this one for guy probably better known for at least it used to be better known for pillows. My pillow. CEO and owner founder Mike Lindell. Well, he has said a lot of things about the election. Famously meeting with the Former President Donald Trump of the White House late in the game in that period, that crazy period between November 3rd and the inauguration of the current president Joe Biden. Well, now the company that he attacked Dominion voting systems. They have now sued Mike Lyndall, chief executive officer of the My Pillow Company. In the District, U. S District Court for the District Columbia Seeking more than Get this 1.3 billion in damages. And it's not the first case they've sued other Talk show holes, TV talkers, others who have made false claims about the integrity of their voting machines, which Is one of the linchpins of all the conspiracy stuff related to the 2020 election and also referred to as the big lie, which the president promulgated and others followed. In line and we've talked about this. My words at nauseam since November, 3rd when most reasonable, rational people understand that was an election fairly held. Really well scrutinized and analyzed challenging court. Those decisions think affirm the votes. And yet Michael in Dallas continued down the road of making false claims about the integrity of the Dominion's voting machines. The plane says he is well aware of the independent artists. Correct paper ballot recounts correct conclusively disproving the big lie that played states. But Lindell sells the lie to this day because the live cells, pillows and She made made a point to me earlier before the show. Doesn't Mike Lyndall care about selling pillows too? Both Political persuasions. We just want Republicans to buy pills. Can they possibly buy enough pills to make him Success, I guess. Well, time will tell us the answer to that now, Linda l on his side, So he was very, very happy to learn about the lawsuit, he says. I have all the evidence on them. This will get disclosed faster on the machine from the attack on our country That's been something he's been talking about consistently. Consequences and a favorite word for this Tuesday for lying about an election. The big line Mike Lyndall least He's gotta get on this consistence with his arguments. Which brings me to number four of the forts and I actually had something different, but I saw this story. And the headline alone is it should give you pause and say, What do we do it in this country Number four, The four It's San. Here's the headline. Maybe see news, please say New York Man killed by exploding gender reveal device. Police in New York, saying expecting father was killed when a device he was building for a gender reveal party exploded. Christopher Pickney, who was the individual was killed was 28 years old. And he was building apparently an explosive device for his child's gender reveal party. The town of Liberty. In New York State wanted exploded just before noon Sunday. He was killed by the blast. His 27 year old brother Michael, was injured. He was treated at the hospital. It's the latest in a long line of these things. Michigan man was killed earlier this month struck by shrapnel from a gender reveal cannon. Then using a baby shower. So I guess this one is unintended consequences. So a couple things and I'm a big fan of the word baseline to, Sir. I apologize for over using here's a baseline for expectant parents. There's nothing wrong with Jenna revealed parties. When you combine explosives, especially handcrafted explosive devices, cannons. No, I don't know anything that launches a mortar. Into the air and agenda reveal party. You're probably playing with Makes perfect sense fire and you're you're risking other people's lives. In this case, the father of the said child is dead because of his Idiocy. Related to just trying to tell people the sex of his baby. Now you can also choose not to find out. That's a viable options. Well, most in the old days as I like to say. People just were surprised. I was surprised we could have found out we didn't We just accepted and I was blessed with two beautiful baby daughters. I've been blessed with two beautiful grandsons. Kind of Ah, Ah Ying and Yang. There's I got the two daughters and I got to two grandson So it worked out perfectly. You don't have to do this stuff. You can be smarter than this, Um I being mean Jordan by being mean to these expected, I agree with you. It's not a story every week every week injured Yeah. How do you think the mother of this child expected Mother now feels she wanted Sure was a joint decision they wanted, a general revealed part of your husband says. Could build you explosive device. She doesn't immediately say no, potentially Maybe she should off and now he's dead. The baby has no father. That's the net result. It's really sad, unintended consequences. I'm not. I don't want to make light of it. I think it's it's serious and stupid at the same time, don't do it. You want to do the pink blue thing? I don't know. Make the cake pink or blue, right? Maybe that's guess We can't do that now, because that's two gender specific. Just have a cake and put on the cake. Hey, we're having a boy. Hey, we're having a girl. Whatever. I don't care what you do. Don't blow things up at your gender Reveal party. Your baby shower? Not a good idea. My, um my crazy on this. I don't think so. My getting, too worked up about it up about it. Probably People are dying because of a general that on its own marriage to drive people nuts. You should not lose your life when you're supposed to be celebrating one of the greatest days of your life. People, people. People don't have to take a break after this shark. Maybe a nap is in order for me. I see people making really bad decisions. I called the consequences this.
"owner founder" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"All right, Let's bring this closer to home. Give me the last 10 winners get start 2010 and work your way up the last 20. Time's person of other nice 2010 man. Very rich, very owner founder of a popular girls social networking site. Oh, Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg, 10 4011. Is a group of people. The protester only maybe a single person. The protester representing many global protest movements, 2011 was, uh I mean, that was still tea party. There was the occupy Wall Street is that was in that era as well. Okay, So the protester Alright, 2012. Barack Obama. This was a second round second win. 2020 13 Pope Francis Right home? Yeah, um 2014. Here we go. The Ebola's fighters. Everyone on the front lines find the Ebola well, now that is an interesting little bit of a tease their money 14. The person or persons of the year were those on the front line against the Ebola's virus. Before shadowing. How could you not? Perhaps just, you know, replicate that six years later for the frontline workers against Cove it okay 2015, Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany. 05 color, Angela. Yeah,.
Do You Need a Change?
"WanNa preface topic with a little bit of context I'm not talking about that on one day you feel tired or you'll feel like Kinda doing the tasks on your to do list. I'm talking about consistent days maybe even weeks where you start feeling like I don't know why I'm doing this. I'm not happy. This is not the way I wanNA live. I built a business maybe that I don't want or simply just don't enjoy I I want to recognize that these feelings are real. This is not uncommon it's very common and it doesn't make you a bad entrepreneur doesn't make you a week and this is not the time to start blaming yourself for putting yourself in this quote unquote position. First of all, it's an honor it's a privilege for you even have a business. And free to even be in this position where you making this decision. So recognized that I the next thing is that it's very easy to make really big decisions in moments like this in moments of frustration in moments of feeling down feeling low feeling really just you know fed up and tired, it's very dangerous to make big decisions like leaving your company selling your company, closing things down changing things. So the first step I would like you to take if you're in this position is actually do nothing you have to make some time put it in your calendar, see as like mandatory for Your Business and Your Life to take a few days off I recommend taking two to three days off. That is maybe bridged with a weekend. So maybe you'll be in total four or five days and when I, say off I literally mean off like you have to take a digital detox you have to shut off all notifications you have to step away from Your Business, and this is not asking you should be able to step away for your business for a couple of days we also need to step out of your current environment whether you work. From home or out of an office or whatever it is, you need to spend a few days away and this can be something as simple as just getting an AIRBNB in a location. That's maybe in nature or trying to do here is you wanNA start looking inward and not really worrying about the outward now worrying too much about what's going on the news or on off twitter you want to settle things down a little bit. We want to minimize the noise so that our thoughts can manifest so that we can have time. To think clearly. So we have time to really things in perspective when you're in the weeds. When you're in you know on the battlefield, it's really hard to focus on how to get out of the war. You know Y- bombs dropping on, you got bullets flying UNITA retreat a little bit. You need to go away for a little bit away from the violence and all the noise. I know this is a weird analogy but just hang with me here so that you can come up with a strategy you can come up with. A practical way you to resolve the issue I would call this more of a sabbatical than a vacation. This is a chance for you to really work on yourself a little bit This could be maybe an exercise retrea or some sort of meditation or tree. It could be even just you going out again getting an AIRBNB somewhere in nature out in the woods or by the beach and just having you know a fresh food and medicine time just read and have a chance to just like be with yourself without having to have any distractions any noise of the business this is a chance for you. To step away from things. So if there are other obligations, you have I really recommend trying to do by yourself. So you have kids try to like see if you can get you know the parents to to to take a look at them or take care of them for a bit or a family friend or something you know I would recommend would be going You have to be alone you can with your significant other or maybe a friend were you can actually have some discussions and just have some moments of peace and the point here. Is that you don't have any other obligations to do anything other than focus on yourself. This is the first step. You just need some time away because sometimes we just need that we need a little perspective need a timeout. We need some things to kind of pass a little bit and we come back maybe feeling you know it's not that bad This is just a bump in the road. I just need to change a few things in his change a few habits that I'm making I'm maybe doing too much need to hire for this position. I can fix this situation This often is all you need to do because it just you know that time away makes you think of solutions allows you to think, Hey, what I really don't like about the situation what are they don't like about my business right now Why don't we just hire out for that? Why don't I change my involvement in that? I know people that have made the decision instead of selling your business or giving it up just hiring a different. CEO Saying I'm hiring somebody replace myself I still own the business so make the money but I want to be involved that much I'm just going to be the chairman of the board I'll be part of the decision making I'll be owner founder but I don't want to deal the day to day maybe that's an extreme step or maybe something you can't afford right now but. You get the point there. Some things you can change nothing is not solvable. You can always solve especially in established business that's growing. That's maybe generating revenue. These are all positive. You don't WanNa Kinda just throw the baby out with the bathwater but what can happen is after your sabbatical, you come to the conclusion that it's time to move on You may be had your full of this opportunity of this challenge maybe enough ild anymore maybe you changed over the years and you're just not. Feeling it, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Now, you know now you have a plan of action. Now, you just need to plan how you going to transition how you going to give. Are you going to sell the business to somebody? Or you again to step away and have somebody run it the day to day, and you just be the owner and you work on some other things with your time. These are all great options. But the one thing I do recommend is if you are going to change if you're are gonNA leave and stop doing what you're doing you better have something else you're going to be doing there's nothing to prepare you for the challenge of leaving something and having nothing to do a lot of people talk about this but if you ever sell your visit. Out Your Business Changed Management and you work on something else they'll be a gap. They'll be something that you miss the sense of purpose, a lot of your you know significance in who you are as a person is intertwined with your relationship with the business. So it's always good to make sure grab onto another vine before you let go veal vines. Have some sort of plan even if I'm GONNA, write a book I'm going to start a new blog I'm going to. Be Like I'M GONNA throw my money on my time and my energy. But you should have some sort of starting point. Some sort of thing I'm going to do I'm going to get into this new thing I take some classes I'm gonNA. Learn had to do some woodworking because I'm going to be a star furniture business whatever the you want to land safely onto something.
"owner founder" Discussed on LightHarted Podcast with Josh Hart
"Day New Year's all those different things and so you look at it and you say I don't know people are like fourteen days a year closed you know when you're missing all that money I'm like what's money accrues not happy because I'm not going to work I'm not gonNA have us a a hypocritical type thing right in the sense of whole deals about about about fraudulent cashiers well I'm not bragging I'm not real quick I'm not bragging on myself I just want to the thing is is like I can't do all the twenty thousand crew members right that's coming through their leadership at every one of the all my partners and all those restaurants that are that are working with them you know they're working with he and she at that restaurant every day and they know there is I'm sorry guys gotTa have the the one love motto and just kind of talk about one like what exactly does that mean where did that come from just kind of like where you want to see that lot more companies now restaurants and companies specialize right back when I started ninety six it was more about companies in restaurants do more things so it was a pretty unique thing right that we were doing it but I wonder by shout loud and clear and for our crew to know it we have one la plus there's a cool way to say it our crew liked it and so I was emailing with some people from your car prior to the podcast and they all have it in their email signature one love yeah yeah awesome you recently expanded in the Middle East so you're no longer national you have to go over there and Scott out different locations and how does how does that even work interesting thing you know Mago our vision rain gains and I said this up ninth location to have location it's all over the world be known known as the crew for qualifying be known for Quality Chicken Finger meals great crew culture and active community involvement and so the world part was just aspirational but someday we wanna go we love what we do we don't bring them more people to share in that center national is always part of the strategy for me is growing Franchisees is not about going to a to a geography it's partner in the right people can share the values and so as Muhammed al Shara actually called from Kuwait and they're very large they actually they which is shake Shack Burger you like my God they do it well to they got all shake early we're actually in the Middle East there's a lot of shake shacks right next door Sarrazin canes right next door's blaze pizza over yeah so they do like seventy different brands everything from You know from department stores Clothing Electronics a whole bunch of busy this is but muhammed calming said I would love to come see your your business I'm really interested said well you can come see me and people over actually I think he left that night early jumped on his big level express flew over the next day but I saw the way he talked to my crew got nine billion dollar company right but loves people and way he talked and did and he said if you come see a you'll see my my crew members were happy like yours because I care about them and you see the things I'll do in the community and the Middle East and I did I went and mystery shop then tell them came up mystery shopping the locations then I told him I was there and we met and so the value aligned in so as far as concept Wa build easy place to bring an American concept because they like it and you don't have to change her you don't have to change your your product they accepted as is and I wasn't I'm one love I'm not change what I do you know as far as anywhere I think I think Keynes we're looking Asian al with a really partner we're looking a lot of other places in the world love for me is to have the right partner so that we can trust each other and make sure about people are taking care of uh-huh And I'm I'm Kinda see this is more just out of curiosity obviously one big thing about raising cane's is when you guys go into it it's not just about selling sycophant is about building you know being being an integral part of that community and help building a community howdy you see that that going in the Middle East obviously you know there's there's different things they're going on there so how will raising cane's really help kind of building the find some of those communities there that don't have the opportunities that they had here yes great question so that's why partner with Muhammed because he's really involved over there with women quality also with getting middle Easterns in the workforce most of them don't work influencers air come through a celebrating that which celebrates it also we have Saudi managers which is more than I doing that right oil's going to stop some day you know it's going to dry up and people have to have work skills and do so those are just examples of that secondarily Mohammed also already supported the groups like we support here and so it's US doing it but now it's canes with his other brands do which is neat we've actually been proud that we've able to teach them a lot of ways we do it so let's say I'll get education program house with civil use how we go into schools and teach schools how we can help them right we have a whole catalogue different different ways we can help you out so they've actually adopted those programs going with canes and they're they're they're also adopting some of their other there are other concepts that's cool that's cool that's really cool we might have to take a trip over there I would love to go over there it's just blew a kiss? MLD Oh I should like called it and do something I don't know but in my pocket you know save it Ah House houses our security is doing a great job but yeah that's a long long flight once it gets over eight hours is tough on me I'll go to London and it's like a good like seven from east coast. I I don't know if you've got some canes five minutes away from Canes Five minutes away I guys got but Gusts Chicken Day just opened here in New Orleans or they did something to have that is Josephine Josephine's local do we know that's local Oh man I tell you gave me the good spots I'll tell you that forget Willie mays Scotch House favorites here the Pelicans writer recommended chicken guy like Green Games together everything you love it and actually Lewke chases Lee chases place literally walking distance you can make a double fried chicken When Josh Josh got traded to New Orleans he took the money that he was going to be saving from California taxes and he was so worried about the good food so we got a chef the because for one of the first not defers but one of the first meals I have and I got down here my girlfriend was down here and we went to I think it was Mr b's yeah and I have some Bacon wrapped shrimp and grits and I just knew there's no way I can eat like this like actually perform on the court Oh you know canes is a is a huge the franchising huge part but the other side of it you touched on it but the philanthropy side of you do stuff with them you do you provide free free meals at teaches on teacher appreciation day and just kind of just talk about some of the and I.
"owner founder" Discussed on LightHarted Podcast with Josh Hart
"Really stood out to me and really surprise very impressed about yeah and as big as the company's Gotten I think they've done such a good job staying true to their values and It seems like everyone like my man Josh like something like a like say Oh Josh are you happy you're here can't can't wait for the season or excited we did talk about that like okay moving across the country and I'm going to I'm going to pursue this dream and just kind of talk about talk about that grind and that that across the country you sucked it up and you worked in a refiner and you fish salmon for how long was that that was a whole summer so thinking about from Spring uh-huh once they hit they don't coward they just they see through and I think that's the biggest thing obviously not talking about your story in no you working at the boiler boilermaker and then visit Sam like those things are adversity and you've fought through it and then it's like okay if I can get through this and start this and then everything after that is smooth sailing so quote unquote yes a lot smoother right I want this it's interesting you said that because one of my quotes that kind of got me through was was was rough waters now smoother waters later right because it's so hard sailing analogy right really rough waters but we'll get to those smoother waters later it takes a tremendous amount and I think people have to have that resolve because like I said nothing comes easy right you're sitting at the table with probably two of the big dog lovers in the world to talk about that talk about the genesis of the name raising cane's and and how you came up with it yeah and so so you know reconstructed the place they'll northgate savell issue in baton rouge going to open up didn't have name a friend said you know what my my dog Ella lab raising cain his name call him came shorts always out there with me the construction site and Dane firms like hey y'all named after your dog raising cain raising cane's became for short and then uh I loved it because I'm a guy like y'all and so so we named it and then cane he came the Moscow that one restaurant great pitchers of it had no idea that you know become a mass got a growing across the country and everything that's we're on the third cane now second cain was a was a pet therapy dog my wife loves pet therapy really sweet dog you you have to have a dog that can jump into a hospital bed with a child right you know she loved doing that a thorough and I think she's going to be one to be able to be one all yellow lapse suggests thing about that process that yeah you know what I'm a name raising cain after my dog that's hilarious that's cool what's your name your dog name on Dog Nova after Villanova so I I guess I feel you I feel you on that you named all three dogs came and so I'm just like I I was trying to find something compatible to Nova I don't want to name her blue I don't want to name a wildcat might the next dog I don't want to be a boy yeah I don't want him to be blue wildcat villa by I think I'm GonNa just go like nobody was like a stall right no definitely not going to be day right like nobody is also a star somebody just go I'm a name him Apollo and just kind of go to start like space cool name I like dollar I like blue MMA blue blue's clues time like light like that's what I think of blue as you want the movie old school do more I've seen you imagine school would do my boy blue blue I'd say that every every time I've called we've got some hot wings we're doing from weed out wings Oh yeah we probably we'd wings and we thank you I try to have like the the knick Knack Patty Wag baby and the kind of so I'll see you I love you guys are dog lovers I heard that too what what kind of deal like I got a Rottie have a lab mastiff automatic that's cool yeah so we got ever seen a lab mass two big dogs so I like Aubrey's you know what I want I really really want is a wolf but actual like I want a real wolf yeah yeah so I had so I had one for a little while he this is really where we call them mystery he came by my house every night midnight and it's a wolves do they rather go round can tell he's a full wolf and took him like a month at night to come up to me and I think they think he was like a dog or something like that and he escaped because he's real cowardly in the beginning anyway got him took him to the vet and he said man you're not kidding about twenty five percent German shepherd the rest will and in the same neighborhood where the guy went this time he would see him as well and so he wanted to have them and I broke my heart I had to give him my wolf that one another wolf great dog about this tall like dire wolf another one of those dire wolf I think of game of thrones I've eaten dog dire wolves dogs dire wolf skull actually Dr Wolf Skull that big man I heard you collector allied to collect interesting things yeah yeah so like dinosaurs are cool t rex skull and a sword ceratops put museums go round I got a Elvis's sunglasses original ones you're wearing earlier came out like a special ball they originally got his original pairs as TCP on the side will diamond ep in the metal whoa why whoa where did this first of all how did you get these things why why would you like you know what I just love collecting here people collect cards what I do my people my business community I mean I think it's fun to get some stuff out of this world wide dinosaurs interesting Elvis Presley you know what a cool guy right those glasses came on the market icon ick right worldwide icon thing really cool to remember once while ago and you come down we'll go party Lebel glasses out makes for a good time what did you say on the market like what market in the note like it's different brokers that do this for a living they'll hear the other is through the years the ground whatever so they know where different things are things come up socks he got it from some guy in Europe and it was up to two thousand eight when the economy tanked then people had unload stuff so I got stuff for cheap during that time I save my money and got the big finesse asset went later on yeah yeah so heritage auction sites and things like that will happen but and you can you by you know by those but some of the stuff I do here's something interesting actually owned a Martin Luther King's Erse Wow well yeah I have it in Baton Rouge museum now we're thinking about putting Xavier in New Orleans or am I put the African American Museum in DC but through these different people that around this thing would ended up rusting in a garage somewhere nobody getting to see it nobody would be around it. I'm a donate to the foundation once I know it can move around the country I don't WanNa leave it at one museum and this have it there I wanted to maybe it's every four years five years or something like that he goes to big population in the country where bike and see but that's a piece of speech of American history needs to be seen how long have you had it a couple years output in Baton Rouge a little over a year ago and fully restored in really incredible really incredible and and is that like the main reason why you collect somebody's things just cool to you but also just to pass those on that story besides Elvis glasses not having the stuff in my house but but yeah put in museums and things like that and I think also too is is that if you get it the right deal it's actually an appreciated asset money way I'm gonNA donate to charity to museums anyway but this up in the interesting just to get back to canes a little bit and you talked about you said we've donor under as well as the FRY cook obviously you know when you built that first restaurant you're and they're literally building with your hands and then you're working you know the register cooking everything how important is it as an owner now to be ground level and and sort of be face to face with customers yeah so I think it's everything I think it has everything to do I mean that's what I do I'm a frock cashiers everybody at Canes we have twenty over twenty in crew members now right now five hundred locations and growing and for us is is like if you're working accounting raising cane's you're an accountant anti-fraud cashier we do what we do is we serve our customers and everything comes from those restaurants so you go through canes we get recognized how friendly our crew is right I'm gonNA cashier so upgraded everything in that restaurant I want my crew to be happy we take pride in what we do and we service our customers great we have good time while doing it right and so I think all that came from how hard it will us for me to start the business and since it was so hard our culture is built on appreciation like I was appreciative that my crew worked hard with me to make my dreams come true right my customers came and support me community groups came out in support of me sending me at all it's built around appreciation all that everything giving back so I told you all this thing I'm on them thanks about purpose in life my purposes people come in the first job be great learn how to good values working hard but having fun giving back doing things for the right reason uh-huh yeah all those things these are basic building blocks but it makes a difference man says while people canes are happy we're all in this together one team you know if you take that through and you think about in business you gotta have the same values and what's good for you has to be good for your crew right so our weekends I work nights I work all the time not all the time just like my crew doesn't but I do all this but I'm not going to work coming up Thanksgiving Day I'm going to be my friends and family so we're not I'm not going to be a day that I would work crews not gonNa Work Christmas Eve Evening Christmas the other thing of advice for aspiring businesspeople is and I mean I think the number one secret recesses treat people right beat treat people right and get back that's what we wanted to touch on because biggest companies gotten you mentioned twenty thousand crew members sometimes when you get that big it can be really difficult to maintain company culture and mission but seems like the bigger you get happier people get in the more they haven't and working and obviously you've received a lot of awards for your leadership abilities in for you know you you guys score off the charts for employee happiness and stuff like that so you kind of see going to just touch it touch again on on you guys maintain that culture although appreciate you say at least it's fantastic question so as you grow you my main job is to make sure we don't lose our culture right so how do you how do you maintain staying focused on that whenever whenever lose our focus right and so for my focus is about crew member now I do is hiring great people would be my partners and every one of these restaurants they're the leaders out there that are making this happen they emulate the same values I do they have the todd graves and their restaurant you know and so they do the same thing with our crew we our people that are like call it serving leaders they have a thing called servant leadership we call it serving leaders you like certain people and having fun like serve everybody might company and they started my customers in no it's important values I've always layer so look I ranked number twenty eight see you on the country by glassdoor think about that United States of America all facets is restaurants so it's value so they're the ones that make that happen right so it's really about having the right people the right people that are showing the value your company and me personally you know build yeah I mean you know touched on earlier I think to do one thing and do charity anybody else I mean just if you can concentrate and don't be all things all people what you're good at do it focus on it and I want to be the best at it and that's made game our our mantra of our company knows raising cane's chicken fingers one love there's a.
"owner founder" Discussed on LightHarted Podcast with Josh Hart
"Kind of gives a back on about how your mom would love to spend time with her eating and doing stuff like that as we as this fried chicken sandwich with this this district donut man spicy chicken biscuit with honey butter oh my God look so healthy right Mike Chef Myself Not GonNa be mad off put the interview on hold for ten seconds that would hurt on you the whole may who's by Dick donut their local uh-huh maybe I'm going I'm finding all my sponsor my days icy who woo Woo lambskin let's fire okay growing up we have nothing we had Popeye's KFC all we have we have none of this homemade a spicy biscuits and This bar watching it on fire you sound like upbringing so yes come on environment I think I think entrepreneurs has kind of have it in their blood like I was the I was a kid in the neighborhood that did Lemonade stands and I WANNA growing up. I taught my parents into let me borrow their lawn mower right cutting people's neighbor's grass or ten bucks folks then grew that and started hiring my friends and always entrepreneurial so I think it's something that you're born with and in some people get inspired later live to be odd Korea but a lot obviously we're we're talking about that we know what the lemonade stand and things you do with that but that's funny because a lot of people think like oh they feel like you can't have the answer like you some people feel like you're born with that like entrepreneurial mindset it's either you're born with that you don't Ore You not and it's oke or this but I don't I don't know honestly I think I was born with it but I think I think entrepreneurs are bored with but he comes out at different people's lives man so look an industry ray KROC didn't start McDonald's until he was I think it was fifty four years old star that and I'm just looking at you know industry icon I haven't in the food business so at some point something keys off and you want to go do something click also houses early on early always thinking entrepreneurially always thinking how to mad money and things like that you know what can you do to sell what they do business is always interested wow now I'm in groups like limited day mass organization I'm with and said oh it's to spark in people's minds kids minds earlier light maybe spark that entrepreneurial spirit but we're trying to teach the program is the money you make a really the rules counter like save third spend it third have fun with save third and the other third give back to community and so for me is like as I'm I think I was put here to open this chicken finger that work to do right by people right and so I really do believe that's my purpose I think if you can teach these young too early getting back to solve a lot of the world's problems of all businesses get back you really would think Charlie Charlie Orlando and Jack Neum if my financial adviser got here I see you said it'd be suspended third of you know and spend and save at third so I think I'm doing a good job on that someone just put that out there now probably making yeah yeah you're probably spend spin ten percent right yeah yeah they didn't I mean it won't be a little frugal guy I got to be able to live life a little bit so that there and then you mentioned Ray Crock McDonald's started at fifty four you started at a much younger age we're doing some research and it was it was around it was in college that you guys put together a business plan talk a little bit about it how the idea started early obstacles you face I know the teacher didn't give you a great great for Your Business Plan and then you've got the last laugh but just talking about that a little bit you know it's really when I love telling his story now I didn't think I was really GonNa be telling the story like I am the day but I think it's inspiring and I want to inspire younger people to never give up then so for me as we did I wanted to create a chicken finger only restaurant there some other concepts out there got the res Axa started so I didn't come up with a whole chicken finger phenomenon I kind of let people were doing and I loved it I grew up being in the food being around food and loving food and then working in high school and college and restaurants saw this as being concept to go start so naturally what you do is you write a business plan for business planning class got the worst class which is which is classic and so I had man I was so motivated rope I mean the manual on chicken fingers I worked in the business I knew I knew how to what it took and the teacher said your plans good but the cons serving just chicken fingers it'll never work in south Louisiana you know we're known for our Cajun Creole Food and he said you looked fast food is adding menu items are adding healthy Adams all these different things he said you should have just checked out make sure the concept work well that's also have you read on paper but I knew I knew gut wise that it works serving a quality consistently and friendly and being I just am firm believer in do one thing and do it better than anybody else right and stay focused and do that and so really it took them took that idea and you know just got entrepreneur you get a bag right in the class or you get turned down by bank next you just use this fuel did you just know you're going to you know you're GonNa make it I tried to raise them investors after the bank's turn me down and couldn't get couldn't get that either and so eventually had to raise money myself and went and worked refineries in Los Angeles golf you'll probably know him you know you fly into lax El Segundo that big Chevron plant their work there as a bowler maker or the one in Torrance went work there too war how hard had every day went in made some really good money you make some good money doing that then from there I do spend Thursday but third and say all man and tonight I did eat some of the good l. a. food domain so I love places like in and out Burger canes right big in and out Burger Guy Man I love the fact that they've done it since nineteen forty eight done the same thing hamburger fries and shakes shakes the best burger to me I like my shake shack to shake shack too but I just I love what level out stands for and still in the family and people in La in California have pride for it in a similar way that you know people in this industry Dan Nationally now but really in this region have pride for for and you smiling faces when you go in there you know and they treat the people right that's that's that's a good thing so anyway from there are waiting commercial fished in Alaska and raise money for the business I mentioned got enough money got a few small investors and opened up at the North Gates L. shooting a place I reconstructed myself which was great it was there and still there we call the mothership it's daily I live two minutes from there and and I guess the rest of the history growing it's awesome so so talk about your thought process gone to a lot of times people would know when you first originally the you know one of the funding or went to the bank funding for to raise a canes a concept and everything and they turned down what was your thought process like you know obviously does gut wrenching being you're visiting your dreams Kinda put on hold by being so a lot of people would not want to kind of suet maybe they'll get that no and then okay I gotta find something else to do but you maybe they doubt themselves doubt themselves but you grinded you went you moved across country and worked as a finally yeah the boilermaker so kind of talk about that thought process of saying you know what a move across and they just keep bringing or fried chicken man cheat on Yes holy cow that looks very season the termination yes so I used it as fuel you know like I said like if someone tells we can't do it then I would say not much show you can do it now uses so would I give advice to young winners are let's say I talked to business class in college arm whatever commencement speech whatever I'm doing trying to art from his tell them is you know the main thing advice if you want to be an entrepreneur I love my one loves chicken fingers I love the restaurant business I love the people businesses what we're on something you love so if you find something you love you find a concept you think will work you'll never have a job you'll ever ever career you'll have a passion right I mean not GonNa Work Your Butt off you're GonNa work so hard I worked so hard but it's passionate love it from there until if you really want to start and you can have concept you have to believe in yourself if you were saying you have to never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever give up never give up and never take no for an answer because it is Imagine Howard as a business then multiply that by Infiniti and that's horrid guest starred and if you're willing to do all that then you'll see it through what breaks my heart is is that most entrepreneurs have good idea they give up along the way somewhere because it's so hard right you you go through you don't have money so hard to get financing funding all these things on the place and for me is the breaks my heart because they'll give up at some point in the way they could have been the next great business and they could have done that you just can't give up you have to I believe in yourself you have to never take no for an answer in his at the persevere so for me it wasn't an option I was going to get through to success or failure I was going to try and you know what I mean like I was going to do it until I'm like I'm nothing ever is GonNa stop me if I didn't have that resolve I never would've started case yeah I think it's really interesting to especially you know our generation millennials and I think the knock on millennials they want instant gratification and they wanna almost they care more about looking successful the new care about being successful and that's not everybody but that's that's a common thing and I think you you hit that initial roadblock you moved yeah I mean all the while keeping that vision in the back of your mind I don't I don't know if I think it's valuable story for our listeners I don't know if a lot of people would would sacrifice like that yeah I mean people see all the all the fun stuff like I get to come here and podcast you guys it's a blast right I mean but they don't see the late night working all the hard work all the stress all the things that go with it side of it you know it's a lot a lot a lot of hard work and it doesn't come easy nothing easy nothing worthwhile really does come easy right lets you think and so yea when people hear this stuff is I'm successful in this business I have a great team got twenty thousand people were all Kaynak's going what is taking blood sweat and tears and continue Steve Yeah I feel like every great businessman every entrepreneur they always they don't have the same story but they all face adversity are the biggest thing we're success is how you handle adversity are there no matter whether it is if you're an athlete if you're an entrepreneur if you're in the food industry if you're in the stock market on Wall Street it's always about how you handle adversity and know the ones that are very successful started discount away.
"owner founder" Discussed on LightHarted Podcast with Josh Hart
"Go out the way to make sure they're able to help the community you know in different locations s something that's rare in especially in that business it's all about generating revenues all about this popping stores up left and right and just you know collect more money more money more money but they give hundreds of thousands millions of dollars away a year this on oh kind of building a community and you know kind of thing so that's under that really stuck out with me it was something that he talks about right now and I think that's important is because ever wonder forget where you came from and you always want to know lend a helping hand to someone 'cause you know at the end of the day obviously you know we all are no where we offer reason you know I always say like oh I'm not I'm so maybe you know I made it here did it did this this and that's definitely true to a certain extent but I also had people along the way you know my my loving parents it kept me on the straight and narrow path you know had my other parents amount of family with the with the HILLMAN's Madden I'll see his his parents and little brother on a girlfriend I had coaches as a coach I I can go down the list but Nikki Bravo like it it took a village for me to get here and you know something that dugout to me just because at the end of the day you have to do these things by yourself no can you know walk in your shoes for you but it's always great when you see people who are very successful who know don't forget where they came from one to help people have equal opportunity so you know something works they're happy and we we actually went there later that night after the interview just to just to get some canes but it is my guide Dave McGowan the shutout to those guys can't forget my mind my Guy Big Day mcglone I love it awesome well I hope I hope you guys enjoyed this episode as much as we did so but thou further ado here's the todd graves episode of lighthearted podcast presented by and Mo and have a good listen Welcome everyone I hope everyone's having fun again some good food and right now this is special for us because this is the first live pocket I live episode of the light hearted doc is presented by Ben Nimmo and we have the owner the founder on the CEO of raising cane's here at Fried Chicken Festival presented until he's in Kansas. Yes Todd Graves here so thank you very much for coming onto podcasts and Kinda chopping it up with us thanks for having me also fraud cooking cashier forgotten I guess you gotTa make sure we would definitely touch touch on this and this was open no thank you very much we we want to gus gus chicken earlier that was fire and then it was Josephine's had a fried chicken sandwich that was like nothing I ever tasted so believable chicken is unbelievable chicken and I am very happy we were able to kind of I mean 'cause I mean we haven't been hounding you we've been oh you trying to get to on the podcasts kind of quitting able to do it and it's such a cool space rock kind of fat on my cheat day and he's only only guess never brought his own bottle of wine and he did so you're GonNa you're GonNa have to pronounce brought you guys Malarkey Dick Lee grabby a it's made from the graves region aboard L. that's my region naturally led to bring awesome we we appreciate it Wina what wine not on what we are yet we're not gonNa Connoisseurs I got on your wearing someday they'll neighbor region I'm sure we a little a little like I just want like a little patch and Napa to be named I like heart region have a ring to it I love it but this is breath it's fifty percent Cabernet Sauvignon twenty-five percent Cabernet in twenty five percent merlot traditional Bordeaux style Al's Nice Balmy Day Surpri- little warm Boorda but I had to have you try some raves right so we got some we got a little white burgundy going off at hot for the heat so Oh everything yeah so they described their red wines is discreetly elegant well-balanced that can be austere and Youth the age developed complexity and is distinct mineral character this shared by all the great cleric clerics of PASOK on I don't know what that means but it's got to be of how you had a handy I love how people describe wine is the funniest thing in the world the characteristics that they use What does Scott say we were at Ronda and Scott was kind of having a a wine tasting Darren and torn bond winery volumes fantastic and I forgot which one he was talking about but he was saying it it's like a steel fist in a velvet glove hit you but not too hard he says something like that and listen he never in a thousand years ever think of some type of metaphor like this so I love how actually actually relate to that really I don't know what a clarity is our I don't even know what else to really means I would but our I guess Kinda let's talk about where we are obviously we're at the Fried Chicken Santa by raising candidate just kind of talk about how this you know obviously we we met Cleveland earlier about how special this event is and why signed with for the last several years Cleveland Spears you got to meet him he's great guys incredible marketing PR agency here in New Orleans He is All his vision you know we love that the world's we love good food there wasn't anything highlighting Fried Chicken this is a fried chicken city I mean this is what city inspired me to get raising cane's and so I was on board right and away and we did the title sponsorship whole ideas about coming together having good food there's a lot of local purveyors here and people from other states saw come here get their smoke out there we're all competitors but the other day we're off rockets cashiers were all about supporting each other so that's really what this is about obviously I've spent my whole adult life and fried chicken you know it's it is my wellbeing and it's for me just a great way to to spread a great brand and hire great people to be in working with me and my dream so I just went right hand in hand with festival so I think it's really cool I think I think that is cool like as you said in theory you know you might be competitive but for you guys as a big player in the space to align with this festival and to support the up and coming chains I think is really cool to appreciate you saying that there's nothing we have we response on this but it's not canes food here it's like people have different places as places you might not see other people so good and so we've done some really cool things in the past we have creed color Mary icon award and we gave the first one to lean chase and she was amazingly dookie taste she passed away this past year wish you could've matter some mazing amazing person she's a friend of me and she's also it was a great mentor but I'm really glad that we got her be the first one culinary icon so everything she did for people crew for the city for civil rights everything she's an amazing Carson so later on we're GONNA we're GonNa continue that icon award do presenting it later today right yeah yeah yeah they're going to be kind of wrap up the festival so cool do we know who the winner is there is it not yeah well I mean I can I can hear you actually had it earlier to the Gusts Fried Chicken yes what at best back after this I'm back that and Josephine San Francisco another institution they're out of Memphis and man is just incredible mathis okay say so holly Ed at the holidays tough I'm being season now now it's a classic spot bring you there one more thing on chicken I just can't doc from Nashville win on Friday and got to meet on Nashville hot chicken famous great I got to see the prince's they're the ones that came up with original idea that the spicy hot chickens got a great legend bond when it got to meet the grant great niece has been there since working the same location nineteen eighty ninety years old thornton prints came up with the idea and so let me tell you a quick story how came up he was known to be a ladies man right but his lady didn't like him he lays man he was out one night late obviously with other ladies women do came home late and so she cooking fried chicken which he loved but she spiced it up to where he thought it'd be miserable hot she's up that's going to get him upset stomach whatever uh-huh loved it woke up the next morning said hey can you teach me on I do that and he doctored that's when he started hot chicken and a revenge thing that really the way doesn't chicken fried chicken I it's a great lesson that's a great lesson oh I'm going to put this out here now because I'm sitting here and join his wine you'd definitely even home definitely travel or my parents my parents are here so they can drive home somebody's going to drive home but it's not gonna be me cheers we did not here salute Eileen obviously we're here in the great great city of New Orleans and no one we were doing some research for the podcast one thing that we really see what about raising cane's was you keep Louisiana at the heart of everything that you do so obviously you're born and raised in the state so talk a little bit about your upbringing and you know what it meant for you and how you carry those values in what you do now you know Louisiana's all about good food and I grew up working in in my mother's kitchen cooking with her Rhodesian itemize earlier it was a way we could spend time together you know and so everything cooking Louisiana you cook slow so you could get Gumbo all afternoon sometimes all night it's a good time to be together and spend time together and so always grew up with that good feeling a food that way like so food similize love to me so mother baked me a pie showing she loved me and so it's always a good feeling so that's why natural into the business and so for me coming from this type of environment kind of culture has got the food culture is important to do it and spread it all over the country in twenty seven states now we have almost five hundred restaurants what does that southern hospitality and that feeling uh of love we spread came down that's why we're raising cane's chicken fingers one love as always we're both of us who grew up in Maryland like Marilyn's not fast town blasting wanting always hear about the south the southern hospitality I mean I feel like razer canes obviously shows that just in you guys are the pros and you got food but like you can taste it you know it's about you can taste the love and the food I like the actual care it's not about getting getting into stuff out you know feed in the consumer and doing stuff like that it's about actually having a relationship with your co workers with your customers and I think that's really something special about raising cane's obviously but also just kind of like Dallas especially being out here in the Fried Chicken Festival you feel you feel like just the love and just how everyone just wants it really just a half just enjoy the weather enjoy good food yes something s kind of cool for us our from the East Coast we don't have that southern feel or understanding kind of just come down here and just a first thing you see so I've been some very special now the and the pride the pride in this city is is amazing even in Josh short time has a Pelican we've seen that if you embrace the city and you give your all to it and you'll love it they're they'll love you back ten times it's really cool to see ten it just it's the sex great we're so happy you're here and you walk it around here and there by saying the same thing welcome we're so glad you're here you're part of the family now man the welcoming committee has been very nice but like the thing I like about it is because I know we're going to run up on you like like there's no one like bulldozing down to get photos and stuff like that everyone's very respectful about adding that's kind of kind of cool because I have my space when I wanna go out and to places like this or just go out to eat or take a walk in the neighborhood Noah overbearing I think that's kind of cool and we're waiting in line there was a guy behind you and said Josh Art he loves New Orleans I don't think you hear that anywhere else I don't think that's a point of pride in other cities like it is here definitely so kind of talking about your upbringing not.
"owner founder" Discussed on LightHarted Podcast with Josh Hart
"Tackling child and nobody ever talked about it like I never know lighthearted be out till we have a podcast guests with a very busy man who won't be back in town until super late so the episode was GonNa keep us out late a publicizing anyways we're having a live podcast in new warned the worst say is our first live pockets because we didn't really put your name down and essentially click by ticket even though it'll be zero dollars We do have to have a list we're GonNa be giving away merch it's going to be a really cool experience free food free admission you know it's going to be a good time on like Josh mentioned another another outside of drew that that were not not able to speak on yet but he has a football player and you know it'd be good good chance for us to get out there and and meet some of you guys and have some fun can do I'm looking I'm personally looking forward to that thousand dollar Gateway Live picking now the crowd yeah that's fun so yeah so that will be I'm not sure how we're going to pick that guests but the time to brainstorm so definitely come it'll be some great conversations some good food and just good vibe overall in hey you might want a thousand dollars so might as well show up got to lose nothing wrong with that you WANNA get into some heart heart you before get into this for the tenth time just WanNa let you guys know how you can ask questions on the show as you know our sponsor we have our own van Mopey age where we pay out our giveaway winners and we also accept question so at lighthearted podcasts as a friend on VETCO senators penny ask your question in in the payment note and then we'll go through those we'll read them for the show Kevin Wong wants to know what's your go to move when you get someone on Jay Hart Island I already know the answer to this but I'm I'm GonNa let you go see I don't I don't really get well I haven't really had that opportunity last the thing down here in would have that that freedom a little bit more I'm definitely a big to Gerbil to Gerbil spend guy so my hard hard to do a spin guy so yeah that's probably my go to move up the nose in trick bag but a fan of the fans have a lot of time to kill and video editing skills make me a j heart to Gerbil spin compilation because I want to I want I don't WanNa see that let's see Alan Smith wants to know being that you've created your own media platform do you plan continuing after basketball big fan of the pod thanks Allen thank you I think so how does kind of trying to get this kind of off off the ground and kind of you know really flourishing in something that I can definitely see more diverse doing in the future are see we bought this is the main thing I was the main thing the main thing but I think we definitely can see ourselves kind of taking this and growing it into something bigger we want to do something you know kind of like TV shows or whatever it is I think a good foundation of a building I know different media platform that we Kinda WanNa do so I think it's no good star I think it's definitely something that I can see us doing the future yeah it's been fun thing you know we say this all the time but it's just really cool in this day and age to have an idea and then be able to just you don't you know and and put something out that people want to want to listen to every week it's tumbling and it's it's fun spends epic wants to know Har when you get in the new dog January a target date so I really have to it's right now but I Don I really don't have the time to get one right now but in January and my girlfriends come and move down down here down in New Orleans so did that give breaks back I'd probably break but like the beginning of January have like a ten to twelve day span where we have like one the game but the rest of home games so she'll be down here so when I'm on the road to be able to watch both of them and then I'll see you know that time like the first couple of weeks I'll be here kind of like no no kind of helped train 'em and I be there so definitely looking you know kind of like the beginning of January beginning to mid January so I'm so tired debate what what kind I want your that you're at here I J getting his Ah mid-january not getting a pip bro get a pit head to the greatest no no pitcher too small you find you find a nice nice stocky one nice like eighty five ninety pounds pure muscle one too On the I want my I want my boy dog CANOVA's one hundred one my board ought to be at least one ten at the very least I want like I thought what a cane I would like I would really hope my cane would be like one thirty so you WanNa you want near next to be bigger than king Mr Wow okay actually talking to a like a bed company because Shannon hates Nova sleeping in the bed because she's so big so you know obviously to channel around the house so you can sleep in Nova none I'm how that actually I should kick around putting guess from but I'm thinking about getting a and it's not twice as big cow king but it's like a how king and a half of a cow king so like I think the one of looking at it with like ten feet by eleven feet so basically this guy is just a monster bed that and if I have that view would have both of these martyrs in the bedroom so we'll see I'm not sure if my ms big enough for it but this is the extent and you know I will go to to make sure my comes like if my dog is from sleeping on my leg down my dog and like my dogs comfortable but like I'm uncomfortable if I'm pushed off to the side our purposely like sleep or lay down uncomfortable in some way dog and dislike relax I'm that I'm like that dog owner you're a good man last question Corey Savona Josh wha- what are we going to do about your high five Mrs we gotta get that worked out because we don't leave people hanging in Nola we come on I mean I don't even know where to start here sometimes I don't I don't know what we're going through my mind sometimes sometimes I'm like I'm just like anticipating my oh I think I think this person going to turn to I mean like my hands right there but he is I mean I think that last one was I I think that was as clear cut like I'll I'll just right there I in in division I had my hand out this I don't know I guess he was just excited you gotta an one And I don I maybe it's the mad villanova butter duke or I don't know man after I don't know hey you never know so we'll have to work with some techniques you're a good teammate you show support and and time after time this is you just get paid out here it happens should we ask this winter okay so this week's winner of our been Mo- giveaway is my man Alexander boys Wpro shutout to man Alexander Boyd as you know Alexander I'm being nosy into your your feet and your history someone pay for Sushi so I'm hoping or further hoping it was a girl I'm hoping within like you took on a date and Mater Ben you for Sushi but your big Sushi guy an I respect tax I love Sushi so with that being said Charlotta my main Alexander for being this week's Van Mojo giveaway winner and like I said to the rest of the good folks earlier and Intro don't be discouraged make sure you is You know I'm just letting you know Alex you go ahead Dilemma Girl Lauren E for free a couple times I I'm seeing on audience the most oh no dinner dinner Oh maybe she's paying you to get dinner never know but you think anybody's ever gotten cheating by there definitely should have had I'm definitely I'm not implying Alex Board is cheating and putting that on but there's someone in his word at definitely got caught up on Venema probably the funniest and I would love to hear that story if there is one but what having said on my good people don't be discouraged Mason you guys just add us on van more the light-hearted podcast and you know listen to podcasts in hey you might win next week or if not the week after not that we got to that and going on so don't be discouraged all the baby we shared wealth I'll love always an please if you're based in New Orleans you know be on the lookout for this live this live event we'll post the the link to get to get in and the Flyer will post them all of our socials and who knows Josh might even post it definitely story Guy cool and let's get into those getting next gas this is a this is a this is again this is for the for the New Orleans people you know is this for this is Louisiana Shit Yeah we have the owner founder chef fry cook and Cashier Fry Cook see Fry Cook and all that one my men todd graves have him on a podcast this was actually fun it was really fun because this is that the national fart singer festival which was crazy which definitely with my with on off donald very fat is they I had some fire gusts fried chicken oh I had and they just kept bringing rain during that was fire district donuts they had a good Joseph Josefina Josephine had the fried chicken sandwich crazy disag- donors had that one od like biscuit a fried chicken sandwich and they have some if we gather don't disag- doughnuts I'm not I've never been to the actually the store but I think it's you know in downtown New Orleans but Jackson brought some district donut like the donut holes on a plane the other day and they were fires I I just I hope disc donuts be listening I hope you know whenever I come down you can give me like like some hot donut holes could those all because they were they were just they weren't warm or anything regular and they will fire second this imagine if those were like like freshly made oh boy who they had they would have to be Oleg with like a crispy cream hotline type thing if they have that all man until you take all my money and hopefully you guys have jelly filled I love like don't hold with Jelly so just constructive criticism if you guys don't have if you do Holland me I love it but this was a cool one I mean to you know todd started this company raising cane's which is now massive massive restaurant chain that it's in Dubai actually it's in the in the in the Middle East Lebanon to but anyway he started this right out of college at backing Baton Rouge and could investment so he worked a ton of jobs and then saved up a bunch and started it and it was just cool story about entrepreneurship and you know we really got to hear how he went from one restaurant to you know hundreds and I think they do over a billion dollars in revenue so really really good story todd is one of the nicest coolest people ever and he and his last name his grades and he brought us wine from the graves region there's nothing more than that yeah so I mean you know those things join one thing though you know just sticks out to me somebody just his love and his passion for giving back and not just now when he opens right in different locations you know they they.
"owner founder" Discussed on Dose of Leadership
"Have you seen all the potted plants and how it just changes everything. The feel absolutely and I struck me on is like wow. This place looks so much different than it did thirty years ago. Now I mean in in it's all to towards <hes> attributed to attention -ality audio right absolutely see you see people care care enough to to plant something to keep it up to keep watering it and we care about her. City really see Wichita has stepped up in the last decade for sure yeah so when I love it what you've got kids you said nine note eleven sorry that's the throwback yeah <hes> eleven and now thirteen so so they're getting other hoping D._C.. Little entrepreneurial bugging them or you hoping to Kinda Pass them that I the knowledge and one of them so we'll wait and see what happens yeah but <hes> yeah for now. There's just able to be kids and that's okay yeah. That's okay. There's nothing wrong with yeah very cool as we wrap up a couple things I wanNA find. How's your leadership mindset? Do you see yourself as a leader. Are you in in an intentional about you. Lose your guests well. We're leader whether we want be or not. I Love Alvin answer and so you can you can laid-back things are good things but <hes> so the answer is yes. We're later but we try to lead by example <hes> and we are as we've grown we we've grown from uh what to people rigging to Rican Travis and I and then to is about forty people now yeah I in six years and so we have to become <hes> much more than what we were after grow ourselves in so there are places that I lack in leadership that I'm trying to learn trying to mint get with another mentor and in mentor some of our people as well because as we move up we create those holes holes and we need people that can fill though so <hes> there's actually a Gal that <hes> used to work with me at previous job and and I saw that diamond and the rough and we offered her position and <hes> she came with us to the brewery in Laredo <hes> the now she's <hes> an assistant general manager at the Poor House and she's doing great and she didn't see that herself when you're first hydrate you know and I started talking in fact I think even in an interview she lost her dad early on and and almost kind of felt like a dad tour some degree and then so it kind of it really makes me proud to see her doing as well as she is doing. Now I love that I love the again. The intention and you said something there that is worth mentioning is when you're on this journey this entrepreneurial journey at some point. You've got a every entrepreneur talk to at some point. They gotta realize wait a second. There's more than in just about product. That's right location marketing capital cashflow. Yeah I get get myself right and become a better leader. Every successful entrepreneur has that moment and it sounds like you're doing that and you say yeah. I got the same time you're fixing yourself. You're setting example for those at the Saints Ryan Right. We'll end because there's a hand off. There is a Hindu coming and whether you want to or not we're we're all called upon wants to die and so <hes> <hes> there's going to be a hand off and I I would like that hand off to be a smooth as possible and I want them to be a lot better than I was. I mean a lot of mistakes. Yeah and I WANNA help them so that they don't make those same mistakes mistakes rate so I love man. I love that the fact that you're not working at a place of Ego. I've talked to a lot of leaders and entrepreneurs who are so encapsulated with their ego that it's about them. In their personality. I see this level of authenticity in you this vulnerability in year which take ditch which denotes a lot of strength and I. I don't know what your other partners are like but I think if the three of you are kind of working in that space I think you guys are will on your way to be a long run pretty..
"owner founder" Discussed on Dose of Leadership
"And so that drives you to change it'd be better and it's the back your mind and and Fica bad data. I'm sure there have been times. My kids will tell you differently right when he grounded me for this. So what are you if you could play the tape forward. You and you're GONNA leave a legacy behind and whether you like it or not option so when you WANNA leave behind when you look at this. What are you hoping to see what happens with this business? What happens what do you want people to say about you twenty thirty years from the business if you look on our Walnut river seal feel it says honesty integrity and pride and <hes> that was chosen for a reason we still believe that to this day <hes> people in our company we all stand for that and that's really that's really that legacy would leave that? There's no question about anything that we do <hes> so in the community. TRY TO SUPPORT LOCAL <HES> try to support <hes> you know we get a ton of requests for things and we look and see is it something good and is something local and those are two big criteria and we have a limit of course but those are those things that we try to help give back to the community because there's community. It helped us be successful to where we're at now so we want this community community to be better than what we grew up in yet. Listen to something somebody real podcast there. <hes> like Boy Scouts leave that campsite yeah better than my son's scouts so leave the place better than you absolutely and that is I think I'm glad that you brought it up because I was going to say that you were triggering that in my mind I mean that is I think the one obligation that we all have I think I think that is the reason why we're here to great businesses to do whatever we whatever you do <hes>. It's the place better than you. This is so much better of a wichita that what I grew would not have walked downtown at night Yup and all aw you drag Douglas Yep but you gotta get your tools you think about that. We're the large spur isn't that you around a Douglas Internet that where he rose and all that is now right abandoned buildings. Oh Yeah Oh you didn't want to know it. Does it speaks volumes to the intention -ality right I mean the intention analogy of making the place better than your founded suspending the belief and how things are going to get it done taking that risk adding value all of those things I see that in your businesses see that in you exciting and you're right I was driving up Douglas just the other day and we were coming back and the intention Audi like they're putting the I forgot about I can remember reading something about the plants. Have you seen all the potted plants and how it just changes everything. The feel absolutely and I struck me on is like wow. This place looks so much different.
"owner founder" Discussed on Dose of Leadership
"To you by my friends friends so the dream shifting from what what was the dream sixty Spanish in and of course world domination no expansion into several we are in two states where in Kansas and Missouri very right so you can get a war beard as far as Saint Louis <hes> though we are not nearly deep there as we are here so yeah so just trying to expand more and more states and see how far you can take it. Just try to do it you. Oh Dude smart who smartly cool. Let's talk about a little bit. Mindset again talked about the seasons every entrepreneur every leader goes through seasons. I experienced ones. They know there's always the ups and downs and I mentioned before I think one of the mark anytime you see somebody says I plant the flag of arrived. Step step away that guy because he's GonNa fall. Tell me about some of the dark seen some of the things that you didn't expect in his last six years that really tested you said hey you know what my backs up against the wall here. I'm in the mud. I gotta get out of the mud. And how did you do it man. I didn't didn't expect to take blood pressure medicine until I tell you the the one thing I guess I wasn't used to are ready for was cash flow cashflow yeah yeah and it was just are tied. Go to bed sweating a Mike. I know we have this much out and we have this much. Pay This this is we're not gonNA pay it on time may be dare to lay but it was the principle of it is always did what we said. We're going to do so for us to even pay something. Delay just really killed me and come to find out. There's unfortunately a lot of businesses yeah but but I think if you talk to him to hey this is the circumstance and they're usually pretty understanding not always been and so for for me personally. It was cash well. That was the toughest thing to just get used to even now. I still lose sleep. Sometimes it's a big Krahn me personally right you know in your house and you see things you know you got this here and even running my consulting business same thing as I could try..
"owner founder" Discussed on Dose of Leadership
"Gearing the other owner the beer guy behind Walnut River brewing in any successful entrepreneur adventure when you look at it has this it's kind of like the entrepreneur operating system where they have the visionary and the integrator relationship and <hes> the seems like the perfect match to me B._J.. Seems like the perfect operator. He's got a little bit of visionary in Him as well. He's got entrepreneurship in his blood blood for sure but he's the operator he's the integrator piece of this partnership and you can tell he's been a successful and everything the does he enjoys the challenges in the skills to conduct business. He loves dealing with regulatory agencies skilled at overseeing the brewing industry he brings extensive marketing customer relations experience to the mix and a lot of sales know-how and rick who's not on this show but his partner is the brew Master Right and he's the science guy behind the brew and always had a vision of having this unique brewery in the Kansas area in Eldorado where the river the water is unique up there so it's it's a it's a fun story and I really enjoyed sitting down with with B._J.. On you heard me say many times on this show and learned to come to learn over the last six and a half years doing this show that talent doesn't drive success too often when we look at businesses when look at ourselves individuals we put so much emphasis on the product thinking of products good everything all the place same thing with us as individuals. If we think were talented in some aspect we're going to be successful and you've heard me say many times on this show that the talent part is a given. You've got to be good at something in B._J.. Completely completely understand that and Walnut River brewing gets that in there <hes> in their business the product has to be good. That's the given that's the baseline and because that is the baseline in what they strive where every day then they can focus us on the other aspects of the business and in leadership that makes the business and the themselves as individuals sustainable in the long haul B._J.. Understands what it means to play the long game and you'll get that from this conversation that is my takeaway from talking with him. He is is one of those guys that's very modest and humble. He's he has a humble teachable spirit <hes> but he also has this intensity about him <hes> that he wants to we've talked about this all the time. Show him wants to make the campsite better than he found it and in every aspect of his life from his family <hes> to his friends into the business into the community is whole I really enjoy talking with him. I look forward to staying in touch with him over the years and I really think you're gonNA enjoy talking and listening to B._J.. Hey Hunt okay..
"owner founder" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY
"London today to protest Brexit, a swarm of bodies filled central London. This the biggest protests the capital has seen since the rally against the Iraq war. They want another referendum on the UK's decision to the the Sky News. Reporter Jason affair, Illinois congresswoman Loren Underwood giving today's democratic weekly address. She focused on the Affordable Care Act. What Democrats is Republican efforts to undermine the law watch for years as my Representative a Republican worked relentlessly I with his colleagues and then with President Trump to undermine and sabotage the lobby putting millions of Americans with pre existing conditions at risk. This includes nurses like me, but also small business owners working parents and our neighbors one hundred and thirty million people in this country have a pre existing condition, and none of us deserve to be discriminated against because of a health condition. President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law nine years ago this weekend, a California company is accused of illegally selling ghost guns in New Jersey. Ghost guns are. Unregistered mail order firearms parts that don't have serial numbers on them, and they can be turned into working weapons. New Jersey banned them last year. But an investigator for the state attorney general's office was able to order parts for an AR. Fifteen assault rifle from an apple valley based company US patriot armory he received the shipment this month. The New Jersey attorney general is now suing the company and owner founder James Tremblay junior for violating the states consumer fraud laws. The lawsuit seeks civil penalties to stop the company from shipping. Ghost gun parts to New Jersey. Kathleen Maloney,.
"owner founder" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Took to the streets of London today to protest Brexit a swarm of bodies failed central London. This the biggest protest the capsule has seen since the rally against the wall. They want another referendum on the UK's decision to leave. The Sky News reporter Jason of feral, Illinois, congresswoman Loren Underwood giving today's democratic weekly address. She focused on the Affordable Care Act. What Democrats is Republican efforts to under. Remind the law. I watched for years as my Representative a Republican worked relentlessly I with his colleagues and then with President Trump to undermine and sabotage the law putting millions of Americans with pre existing conditions at risk. This includes nurses like me, but also business owners working parents and our neighbors one hundred and thirty million people in this country have a pre existing condition, and none of us deserve to be discriminated against because of a health condition. President Obama assign the Affordable Care Act into law nine years ago this weekend, a California company is accused of illegally selling ghost guns in New Jersey. Ghost guns are unregistered mail. Order firearms parts that don't have serial numbers on them, and they can be turned into working weapons New Jersey banned them last year. But an investigator for the state attorney general's office was able to order parts for an AR fifteen assault rifle from an apple. Valley based company US patriot armory he received the shipment this month. The New Jersey attorney general is now suing the company and owner founder James Tremblay junior for violating the states consumer fraud laws. The lawsuit seeks civil penalties to stop the company from shipping. Ghost gun parts to New Jersey. Kathleen.
"owner founder" Discussed on The Dave Ramsey Show
"But in the meantime, you can pay your bills eight. And so it's a win win. You need both of those things and you can do both of those things at the same time. People do it every day. I also wanna throw a question for him to you. Okay, great. This is also kind of we don't know what the relationship is like, but it's dad and son. They've invested in this like both of put time in money in this. He's made this commitment to move across the country living with dad and give it a shot on top of what we've just said here with a deadline. What other conversations is he need to be having with dead. That'll help with some boundaries, some clear expectations. Well, I think I think you need to align on mutual goals in a mutual goal, for example, would be, we wanna get this profitable. We wanna get this making x. amount of dollars, that type of thing. However, there should be some really interesting conversations of how you get to that goal. Meaning that generation the way that his dad does things. He may think this is the only way to get to that goal and so son coming in, hey, what if we try? Some new things may not go over really well. So you're gonna have some interesting conversations, but if you want something different than what you've always gotten, you've got to do something different than what we've always done, and that can be difficult for that owner founder to change their ways. You know? So we see that a lot with family businesses screw device right there from Christie alignment. Make sure you two are aligned in this new season. This period where you've put a deadline. Okay. Let's see if we can make this win, triple eight, eight to five, five, two, two, five is a number. Let's go to Richard is on the line in Houston, Texas, Richard huckabee'll. I'm glad are on today. I'm going to interview for a franchise tomorrow and I wanna know what questions to ask. Oh, that's great. D- mind sharing with one building works. It's in the evening, and I will just basically supervise my employees, but I'm keeping my daytime job until my nighttime business equals my salary during the day. And then once I get that consistently that I'm gonna drop down the part time during the day until I get to one point seven, five of my original salary consistently. Okay. So would you the the model of this? I'm not familiar with that company, the model this would you would then be an owner a franchise on her? Correct. Okay. Yeah. So I love. I love your question. What questions to ask them here? Few things. I'm just gonna. Make these up on the fly here. Certainly ask around values, what are their business values? What are their operational values that's going to be important for you to know Richard because you're going to be the operator of this franchise and you don't wanna operate something that's perpendicular to your personal values. So I would just dig their, you know what? What are things that are important to them? What are things that they stand for? And it sounds like fluffed ask a mission statement or values, but it's incredibly insightful because why you do business and the values in which you operate affects even really tactical things like your policies and your customer.
"owner founder" Discussed on The Ken Coleman Show
"Of have done that so real quick question have you done that with the cleaning business in illinois no i am still i have helped me anything it but i'm still managing so let me just hold you to your statement so your sweet spot is actually creating things you're you're actually there you create businesses you create things around you create solutions that become businesses i think that's what you are i think you're an entrepreneurial superstar that's what juices for you is starting stuff and and you just said that what you do is you create and then you get to a point where you're handed off but you haven't done that you're not eating your own food so my answer to your initial question is a you're not crazy but be i would not start the new venture the cleaning business in santa monica until you have replaced yourself not as the owner founder but replace yourself as the day to day running the business in illinois you've gotta get somebody and you look like you've had some incremental progress there but keep going and you need to turn it over that's your number one homework assignment for me that's your number one item on the list fully move somebody into the cleaning business in illinois that's running the day to day and you're just providing supervision and leadership and then you keep hustling on the side with this music russian thing and again you're going to have to replace yourself there at some point but i would not launch the santa monica thing until that the illinois situation allows you the time because you're gonna have to put a lot of energy probably some trips the hiring process the culture the systems i mean this is a whole different ball game you can absolutely do it and i think you should do it but do it cash and do it when you've got the margin to actually be the caretaker of this new think of it as a baby you.
"owner founder" Discussed on The Editors
"Two what was the significance of bill buckley as a young provocateur as movement builder and as an author bill discuss all this and more on our special bill buckley addition of the editors here regularly scheduled editor podcast will resume later this week on rich lowry and i'm joined by brent brazelle founder in maestro of the media research center and by edf owner founder and maestro and i guess maestro emeritus of the heritage foundation you're listening to a national review podcast a little public service announcement here if you are listening to us on national u dot com we're delighted to have you but it would be easier for you and better for us if you've made as part of your feed either ed i tunes tune in google play or stitcher and if you like what you hear here please please consider reviewing us an eye to its if you don't like what you hear hear please forget i said anything the three of us are gathered in the studio here it and our world headquarters in new york city because we will all be participating event later this afternoon to mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of bill buckley and discuss his legacy and it's it's meaning and today's movement and politics if you want to come to this event sorry it is too late but we will be having more of these events around the country we love to see you at one of those are just mentioned a few of these debates of these dates and locations march six will be in dallas smart seventh the day following will be in houston march 27th will be in san francisco march 28 newport beach and april twelve chicago we'll love to see any and all of you at these events so let's and did heritage were going to have a complimentary show on march 1st where we're going to bring in some of the same people in celebrate bill with that point thank you very much it.
"owner founder" Discussed on Absolute Advantage
"Moon welcome to absolute at the show guaranteed to shorten your pounds successes we talked to amazing entrepreneurs and leaders that the top of their game than give you the tools to develop the advantage lead succeed and make a difference though here's your host successful entrepreneur investor than muster connector khalifa welcome everyone i'm kelly half field and as always leadership cultivating people and personal development earth the heart of our discussions today i am so excited to introduce you to cleric upon know she is an international trainer performance coach speaker an author she helped thousands become more purposeful and intentional in their business in life she has a passion for helping others become their truest and greatest self so you can see why i invite a clear on the show today think all of us listening myself included here is is clear and i visit can use some clarity and so uh claro welcome i'm so excited you joined us today thank you i am excited to be here what an introduction that was fantastic well i obviously a teeny tiny little snapshot in that three very brief bio can you share with our listeners and kind of walk us through your journey and and what brought you to where you are today as as a owner founder president of capone of consulting sure well as with most people on the journey to success it was not a straight line it was a lot of twists and turns than going backwards often on i when i was a teenager i really wanted to work on communication i am wet through an illness and it really just showed me that there was a huge disconnect between doctors nurses parents and i just oh he said i want to help people be better communicators and build up a stronger found a foundation of connection so that everybody comes together and as i shared my vision everybody's sort of just on the other and laughed at me and said oh that's q but it doesn't exist so i decided to go the safe route nice at ave at attorney because look lied i e adjudged going to be honest i really wanted to be a judge i thought it would be great to just tell people what to do and make a lot of money along the way s shell that was sort of going to be my journey and them.