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Living the Dream
Helping Families Make More Money with Sally Gimon

Living the Dream

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 41:52


Check it out on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33Z4VsE Check it out on Apple: https://apple.co/3AHc2DT Sally Marie Gimon has been a licensed life insurance agent for 18 years and specializes in Infinite Banking. She helps clients become debt free in ⅓ of the time in comparison to how they were taught to pay their bills. Infinite Banking is a highly sophisticated, specialized insurance product that is the secret of the rich and U.S. Banks for the past 178 years. It has been used by Walt Disney, Ray Kroc and President Biden. Sally specifically helps her clients get out of debt, senior citizens make their retirement savings go farther and recycle their money over and over. Sally Marie Gimon holds a weekly mastermind for her Real Estate group that reaches over 800 investors. She has been a featured speaker for Investing for Success and Automate and Create Summit. Dreams: Become an Accredited investor Sell 132 Trusts by Dec. 31st 2022 How you can Help: Introduce her to Grant Cardone or Business Brokers Contact them at: www.giftgivingtree.com https://sally.liveiws.com/

Living the Dream
Helping Families Make More Money with Sally Gimon

Living the Dream

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 41:52


Check it out on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33Z4VsE Check it out on Apple: https://apple.co/3AHc2DT Sally Marie Gimon has been a licensed life insurance agent for 18 years and specializes in Infinite Banking. She helps clients become debt free in ⅓ of the time in comparison to how they were taught to pay their bills. Infinite Banking is a highly sophisticated, specialized insurance product that is the secret of the rich and U.S. Banks for the past 178 years. It has been used by Walt Disney, Ray Kroc and President Biden. Sally specifically helps her clients get out of debt, senior citizens make their retirement savings go farther and recycle their money over and over. Sally Marie Gimon holds a weekly mastermind for her Real Estate group that reaches over 800 investors. She has been a featured speaker for Investing for Success and Automate and Create Summit. Dreams: Become an Accredited investor Sell 132 Trusts by Dec. 31st 2022 How you can Help: Introduce her to Grant Cardone or Business Brokers Contact them at: www.giftgivingtree.com https://sally.liveiws.com/

Hockey IQ Podcast
Andre Lacroix (Part 2)

Hockey IQ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 51:48


On this episode of the Hockey IQ podcast, we sit down with Andre Lacroix. Andre is the WHA all-time leading scorer and long-time coach. Having grown up in Quebec and had a long career in North America, Andre has a wealth of wisdom and stories. A great friend with Gordie Howe + Bobby Hull and many other well-known players and managers. We even dive into his contract with McDonalds founder, Ray Kroc!A few areas on this episode we discuss:- Providing a positive development environment- Why Andre would scrimmage every practice- Players dealing with adversity and owning their issues- The importance of playing multiple sports- Better overtime rules- Negotiating his own contracts- His book, "After the Second Snowfall"Check out Hockey's Arsenal all over the web:Website HockeysArsenal.comTwitter @HockeysArsenal (@CoachRevak for Greg + @Daniel_Dukart for Dan)Hockey IQ Podcast Spotify or Apple Podcasts or on our websiteInstagram @HockeysArsenalYouTube @HockeysArsenalFacebook @HockeysArsenalNewsletter HockeysArsenal.Substack.ComSuperDeker.comCode: HOCKEYIQGets you $25 off at check out!

l'Observateur Podcasts
Un homme n'est jamais fini : comment Ray Kroc a-t-il créé un empire immobilier à 52 ans ?

l'Observateur Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 54:27


Hockey IQ Podcast
Andre Lacroix (Part 1)

Hockey IQ Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 34:40


On this episode of the Hockey IQ podcast, we sit down with Andre Lacroix. Andre is the WHA all-time leading scorer and long-time coach. Having grown up in Quebec and had a long career in North America, Andre has a wealth of wisdom and stories. A great friend with Gordie Howe + Bobby Hull and many other well-known players and managers. We even dive into his contract with McDonalds founder, Ray Kroc!A few areas on this episode we discuss:- Growing up and developing in Quebec before moving to the OHL Peterborough Petes and leading the OHL in point for 2 straight years. - How the game should be played- Playing with a straight blade - 1974 Summit Series where Andre was T-3 in Canada scoring with Gordie Howe.- How to pass- Building chemistry with linemates- Why Andre refused to name team captains in youth hockeyCheck out Hockey's Arsenal all over the web:Website HockeysArsenal.comTwitter @HockeysArsenal (@CoachRevak for Greg + @Daniel_Dukart for Dan)Hockey IQ Podcast Spotify or Apple Podcasts or on our websiteInstagram @HockeysArsenalYouTube @HockeysArsenalFacebook @HockeysArsenalNewsletter HockeysArsenal.Substack.ComSuperDeker.comCode: HOCKEYIQGets you $25 off at check out!

Brave Bold Brilliant Podcast
Age is a State of Mind

Brave Bold Brilliant Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 16:44


In this episode, Jeannette talks about why age is a state of mind. She demonstrates how most people, both young and old, let their age hold them back from doing what they want to do. Then share some examples and tips to help you to break out of this negative mindset so that you can enjoy life to the max and fulfil your full potential.   KEY TAKEAWAYS We all tend to think we are too old or too young to do something. The founder of KFC established the business when he was 62. Ray Kroc was 50 when he founded McDonald's. Age is no barrier to success. Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook at 19.  You can control how you feel about your age. To achieve what you want you need to work on your self-belief. You´ve got to have a plan and take action. You only fail if you give up. Persist. It will get tough; things will go wrong…but persist.   BEST MOMENTS ‘People say oh I am too old…or the converse – I'm too young I don't have the experience…age is a state of mind. ´ ‘Regardless of age, there are no barriers. They are only in your mind.' ‘I work on myself every single day.'   This is the perfect time to get focused on what YOU want to really achieve in your business, career, and life. It's never too late to be BRAVE and BOLD and unlock your inner BRILLIANCE. If you'd like to join Jeannette's FREE Business Impact Seminar just DM Jeannette at info@jeannettelinfootassociates.com or sign up via Jeannette's linktree https://linktr.ee/JLinfoot    VALUABLE RESOURCES Brave, Bold, Brilliant podcast series - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/brave-bold-brilliant-podcast/id1524278970   ABOUT THE HOST Jeannette Linfoot is a highly regarded senior executive, property investor, board advisor, and business mentor with over 25 years of global professional business experience across the travel, leisure, hospitality, and property sectors. Having bought, ran, and sold businesses all over the world, Jeannette now has a portfolio of her own businesses and also advises and mentors other business leaders to drive forward their strategies as well as their own personal development. Jeannette is a down-to-earth leader, a passionate champion for diversity & inclusion, and a huge advocate of nurturing talent so every person can unleash their full potential and live their dreams.    CONTACT THE HOST Jeannette's linktree - https://linktr.ee/JLinfoot https://www.jeannettelinfootassociates.com/ YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtsU57ZGoPhm55_X0qF16_Q LinkedIn - https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jeannettelinfoot Facebook - https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jeannettelinfoot Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jeannette.linfoot/ Email - info@jeannettelinfootassociates.com   Podcast Description Jeannette Linfoot talks to incredible people about their experiences of being Brave, Bold & Brilliant, which have allowed them to unleash their full potential in business, their careers, and life in general. From the boardroom tables of ‘big' international businesses to the dining room tables of entrepreneurial start-ups, how to overcome challenges, embrace opportunities and take risks, whilst staying ‘true' to yourself is the order of the day.business, growth, scale, marketing, investment, investing, entrepreneurship, coach, consultant, mindset, six figures, seven figures, travel, industry, ROI, B2B, inspirational: https://linktr.ee/JLinfootSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Franchise Empires
S2 E9: How McDonald's said Kon'nichiwa to Japan

Franchise Empires

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 8:14


When McDonald's CEO Ray Kroc arrived in Tokyo three days before the grand opening of their first international franchise in Japan, he was shocked to see that construction had not yet begun on the restaurant.  Enter Japanese businessman Den Fujita. After buying the rights to bring McDonald's to the Land of the Rising Sun, and with no existing blueprint for international success with McDonald's, Den had to invent the playbook for Japan.  Join The Wolf for the incredible story of how Den was able to construct and open the first international McDonald's within 36 hours, then go on to become the third largest international stage for the McDonald's franchise.  And if you've enjoyed listening to Franchise Empires, I'd be so grateful if you could drop me a 5-star review on https://ratethispodcast.com/franchiseempires (Rate My Podcast). Thank you so much! Check outhttps://workweek.com/brand/te-wolf-of-franchises/ ( The Wolf's newsletter) Stay up-to-date on all things Franchise Empires by following The Wolf on Twitter:https://twitter.com/franchisewolf ( https://twitter.com/franchisewolf)

Wall Street Vision - Investing Podcast
46. How Ray Kroc made Billions by Franchising McDonald's from the ground up

Wall Street Vision - Investing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 26:23


Ray Kroc had a pretty mediocre career until he got involved with franchising McDonald's locations. At 52 years old, he took on a business venture that would change his life and the fast-food industry forever. Even with this “late start”, he still managed to make billions! Great inspiration for anyone who thinks it's too late to pursue an entrepreneurial dream. In this episode, we'll uncover the lessons Ray applied from his pre-McDonald's careers, as well as the steps he took to grow the restaurant chain into a massive success. P.S. I've adjusted the story's dollar figures to 2022 dollars to provide context. However, the “15 cent hamburger” quote at [8:03] is not adjusted to today's dollars. **Announcement** - We're currently working on some exciting things for the podcast, so I don't have a release date for the next episode yet, but we'll be back soon enough! If you'd like to stay in touch in the meantime, check out our content on TikTok here. Music: https://pixabay.com/ Podcast website: Wall Street Vision Investing Podcast Get in touch with Vlad: Wall Street Vision - Contact Disclaimer: This podcast is for entertainment purposes only and should not be relied upon as the basis for investment decisions. Before making any decisions, consult a professional. I may maintain positions in the securities discussed on this podcast. This show is copyrighted by the Wall Street Vision, written permission must be granted before syndication or rebroadcasting.

AI and the Future of Work
Joel Eagle, Senior Director at McDonald's, shares how AI helps serve 70 million meals every day

AI and the Future of Work

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 37:42


Joel Eagle, McDonald's Senior Director of Technology and Architecture, started his career in healthcare and logistics before being promoted to technology leadership roles at one of the world's most iconic companies. Joel and his team manage the cloud infrastructure that powers 40,000 restaurants for two million employees... and helps serve happiness in 120 global markets to the equivalent of the  world's population every 100 days. The technology that makes McDonald's work is phenomenally complex. Joel makes it sound simple. Hear from the expert. Oh, and stick around to the end for McDonald's fun facts!Listen and learn...How Joel channels Ray Kroc's vision when architecting systems: "restaurants should run themselves... it should be as simple as a shoebox with money going in and going out."Why Joel says "if it's easier for the crew it's better for the consumer."How AI, wearables, IoT, and AR are all parts of the McDonald's technology vision.Why the shift supervisor at a McDonald's restaurant has one of the hardest jobs in the world.  The anatomy of a McDonald's restaurant: "...they're mini factories run by a server."How AI is improving the drive-thru experience and personalizing the dining experience.What's required to support the McDonald's app which generates 16% of the company's revenue and is the world's most downloaded food ordering app.References in this episode...McDonald's by the numbersMeta Research is improving NLP accuracy with less training data by using our understanding of how humans learn languagesGiselle Mota, TEDx speaker and top 100 "Future of Work" thought leader, on AI and the Future of Work

TBTL- Too Beautiful to Live
#3726 What A Kroc

TBTL- Too Beautiful to Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 91:55 Very Popular


Luke runs into some problems in his quest to reprint an Andre The Giant photo, and it's making Andrew feeling a little panicky. They also talk about the time Ray Kroc commandeered a stadium PA system to call his own ballplayers “stupid.” And Andrew accidentally entered a humor contest while on the toilet.

TBTL- Too Beautiful to Live
#3726 What A Kroc

TBTL- Too Beautiful to Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 91:55


Luke runs into some problems in his quest to reprint an Andre The Giant photo, and it's making Andrew feeling a little panicky. They also talk about the time Ray Kroc commandeered a stadium PA system to call his own ballplayers “stupid.” And Andrew accidentally entered a humor contest while on the toilet.

Made2nspire
Episode 89: Speaking life into your business!

Made2nspire

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 31:34


One of the most powerful lessons for an entrepreneur to embrace is the importance of “owning your space”. Owning your space communicates to the world “you believe in your value” and are competent enough to back it up. However, the opposite has a greater effect, when you fail to own your space, you are telling the world “you lack confidence” in what you are doing. So the question becomes, if you do not believe in yourself or your services why should anyone else? The of your business starts with your self-value and the confidence you have in the outcomes your business is able to produce for others. For example one of the most lucrative burger joints in the world has an average burger (at best), but if you listen closely to the burger chain that dominates the world they have never promised the “world's best burger”. In fact from the beginning, McDonald's put the burger on the assembly line and has owned the space in quick food the same every time no matter where you buy it. In this episode, you will discover: 3 things you can do today to increase your leads and enroll them as lifetime customers. The importance of owning your space and communicating your genius effectively. How to establish touchpoints that speak to the individuals who need your services the most. McDonald's visionary Ray Kroc always said “We're not in the hamburger business. We're in show business." What Ray was able to do that so many have followed was own his space so well that it sparked the new business of franchises. When you own your space you are not concerned with anyone else behind you because your entire focus is on you and what you have to do to ensure everyone knows that space is yours. Join us this week as we give you tips, strategies, and techniques to own your space, so you can start taking action towards your dreams and future today. RESOURCES AND LINKS ON SHOW Canva Rocketbook Millions of Possibilities: Taking your Ideas from Inspiration to Monetization Made2BFit The Mentors Studio FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL! Instagram Facebook Twitter MADE2SNPIRE LINKS Dream-Slayer T-shirt link: https://made2nspire.omcheckout.com/dream-slayer-shirts Book link: https://www.millionsofpossibilitiesbook.com/ GET IN THE KNOW! ==> Subscribe to our Email List Rate, Review, & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts If you haven't done so already, subscribe to the podcast now. We will be adding a bunch of bonus episodes that you don't want to miss!! Subscribe now! and share this episode with your friends and family.

Daily Dose of Disney with Ray Keating
Episode #398 – What Did Walt Disney, Ronald Reagan and Ray Kroc Have in Common?

Daily Dose of Disney with Ray Keating

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 1:57


Chris Lucas hits on what Walt Disney, Ronald Reagan and Ray Kroc had in common – a belief in the American way of life.The “Daily Dose of Disney with Ray Keating” podcast serves up a Disney or Disney-related quote each day, with DisneyBizJournal's Ray Keating offering brief, additional thoughts on how each dose ties in to life, career, business, entrepreneurship, creativity, storytelling, work, or just plain fun.Check out www.DisneyBizJournal.com.Two great ways to order Ray Keating's new book – The Weekly Economist: 52 Quick Reads to Help You Think Like an Economist. Signed paperbacks and at Amazon.com. Two great ways to order Cathedral: An Alliance of Saint Michael Novel, which is Ray's sixteenth work of fiction, and the first in the Alliance of Saint Michael series. Signed paperbacks and/or the Kindle edition. Ray Keating is the author of the Pastor Stephen Grant thrillers and mysteries. So far, 15 Pastor Stephen grant adventures have been published, with more coming! The more recent books in the series are Vatican Shadows: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel, Past Lives: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story, and What's Lost? A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story. Signed books are available at www.raykeatingonline.com and paperbacks and Kindle editions at Amazon.com.Order Ray Keating's book Behind Enemy Lines: Conservative Communiques from Left-Wing New York  –  signed books  or at  Amazon.And one of Keating's newest books on the economy is  Free Trade Rocks! 10 Points on International Trade Everyone Should Know, which is available at  Amazon  in paperback or for the Kindle edition, and signed books at  www.raykeatingonline.com. Read Keating's latest columns on a wide range of issues at www.KeatingFiles.com. Listen to Ray's other podcasts – the Free Enterprise in Three Minutes podcast and the PRESS CLUB C Podcast.Have Ray Keating speak your group, business, school, church, or organization. Email him at raykeating@keatingreports.com.  

The Do Gooders Podcast
115: An inside look at unique offerings of the West's seven Kroc Centers

The Do Gooders Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 18:42


Twenty years ago, the first Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center opened in San Diego, California. It was a realization of Joan Kroc's dream for all people to have recreational, educational and cultural arts opportunities.  During her final visit to the center before her death, Joan Kroc, the widow of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc, said “The reality of what the Kroc Center has become to San Diego is beyond my imagination.”  In October 2003, she left a $1.5 billion bequest to The Salvation Army to build similar community centers around the country. The result is twenty-six Kroc Centers—a network of state-of-the-art community centers that provide children and families with opportunities to both discover and develop their passions and talents within their own neighborhood, just as Joan Kroc dreamed. To help us celebrate this 20th anniversary of the first Kroc Center in San Diego, I'm joined in this episode by a local representative of each of the seven Kroc Centers in the western U.S. They will introduce themselves and share an inside look at the unique offerings at their Kroc Center.  So, allow me to introduce to you today the Kroc Centers in San Diego; San Francisco; Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Salem, Oregon; Phoenix; Kapolei, Hawaii; and Suisun City, California.  EPISODE SHOWNOTES: Read more. WHAT'S YOUR CAUSE? Take our quiz. STUDY SCRIPTURE. Get inside the collection. GATHER WITH CARING MOMS. Join the group. BE INSPIRED. Follow us on Instagram. FIGHT FOR GOOD. Give to The Salvation Army.

Pin To Top
PTT 137: My Insights on "The Founder"

Pin To Top

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 13:28


I was expecting great entrepreneur lessons from "The Founder". Prior to watching the movie, I had never researched anything about Ray Kroc. After watching, one word resonated with me: moral compass. https://www.netflix.com/ph/title/80101899 (Watch The Founder on Netflix.)

Making Conversations Count: Honest, relatable conversations with business leaders
The McDonalds movie The Founder's truth sayer's revelations unravelled!

Making Conversations Count: Honest, relatable conversations with business leaders

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 6:27


Carrying On The Conversation about Mc Donalds movie "The Founder" and June Martino that Wendy had with EA Csolkovits So, did EA's revelations about the true story behind The Founder blow your mind as much as it did ours? We discuss our takeaways from the recent episode.  If you've seen the movie "The Founder" you'll know the story of how Ray Kroc was instrumental in the success story of McDonalds. Or was he? Did he have much to do with it at all? You'll know the answer to this if you've already listened to the episode. Here's the link to do so in case you haven't.   Wendy and producer Neal get together as always, and chat through what they've learned. If you haven't yet heard it, drop everything, and click the episode link above to listen before you listen to this one! "Making Conversations Count" is a podcast from WAG Associates' telemarketing trainer and telemarketing expert Wendy Harris. Missed our previous episodes? You can catch up with any of the other guests we've been making conversations count with, here: https://makingconversationscount.com/episodes/   On your mobile device? Hear them in your favourite platform (Apple or Spotify etc) here: https://makingconversationscount.studio/listen   Once you've listened, remember to leave us a review!  https://makingconversationscount.studio/Review-all-episodes You are following the show on socials, right? Only there will you see sneaky peaky teasers of the upcoming episodes, as well as updates and news on the show!  Here are the links just in case you need them: Twitter Facebook Pinterest YouTube Instagram  

Making Conversations Count: Honest, relatable conversations with business leaders
083: McDonalds movie "The Founder" and that thing June Martino said that will teach you all about GIVERS and takers

Making Conversations Count: Honest, relatable conversations with business leaders

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 32:32


The latest of our conversations is with a man who could have easily written a Hollywood movie starring Michael Keaton Making Conversations about discernible deeds Count! "So I just threw it out there. Where would I find my Ray Kroc? Where would he be? Where would I meet him? ...." EA Csolkovits, Making Conversations Count - (May 2022) Psst! Low on data? Here's a lower bandwidth version for you. Who is EA Csolkovits? EA Csolkovits is a man with a fascinating story that intertwines janitorial services with the golden arches. Yes, those golden arches. As the founder of Givers University, EA Csolkovits is living his purpose, helping students to identify discernible deeds. All of it comes back - as it usually does - to the conversation that he had that counted. And that conversation was with June Martino. Yep, bit of a break in format with this episode. Because the whole conversation is the conversation that counted. And in this particular story, it's not the conversation we're focusing on. It's what that conversation led to. In this episode of the "Making Conversations Count" podcast, EA explains to Wendy exactly what it was that June Martino said to him, and where that led him in his own journey. You'll learn.... This episode of "Making Conversations Count", in which EA Csolkovits tells his story about meeting June Martino and learning the origin story of McDonalds and Ray Kroc, covers: EA's connection to the movie “The Founder” What “The Founder” depicted accurately The question EA asked June Martino EA's need to find his Ray Kroc How EA applies his learnings from Ray Kroc to GIVERS!   A poignant moment from the episode: There's a part in the movie where June goes to Ray and says, "Ray, we got a little problem. We don't have any money". He can't believe it. And he says, what do you mean? We have all these? And that causes him to call the brothers and they have this drama scene. I want more percentage, I need more percentage, etc. And he signs on the phone, that isn't how the event happened, but the event itself  did happen. So she told me Ray didn't have any money. He was out of money. There was no money in the till. There was no money in the company. So we made an agreement that I would keep working for him for no pay. And he would pay me in worthless worth less than zero company stock. And he would take the bill collectors and the bill collectors were calling me personally for money. He would take the phone calls. So I just asked her, I said, June, why did you do it? I said, I'm 16 years old and I'm a janitor. I work paycheck to paycheck. If I don't get my check on Friday, I'm not showing on Saturday. I need my check. Why did you work for nothing? I would never do that. And right then Wendy, she stared at me with this blank look on her face, eyeball to eyeball, and I realised she just left the room even though she's staring at me. And here I am, I'm 16 years old and I'm talking to June Martino, the icon. Everyone knew who she was in the area when I met her. As she's staring at me, I'm going because it seemed like 30 minutes was like maybe 15 seconds. But I realised I just asked her a question no one ever asked her before. Everyone wanted to know what happened, but no one wanted to know why. And I just asked her, why did you do it? And when she spoke it made the hair stand up on the back of my neck, I still remember what she said, the way she said it. And my first thought right after she made the statement... Click here for the full transcript What IS Making Conversations Count? "Making Conversations Count" is a podcast from WAG Associates founder and telemarketing trainer Wendy Harris. Missed our previous episodes? You can catch up with any of the other guests we've been making conversations count with, here: https://makingconversationscount.com/episodes/ Listen to Making Conversations Count On your mobile device? Hear them in your favourite platform (Apple or Spotify etc) here: https://makingconversationscount.studio/listen Once you've listened, remember to leave us a review!  https://makingconversationscount.studio/Review-all-episodes NEVER MISS AN EPISODE AGAIN!! You are following the show on socials, right? Only there will you see sneaky peaky teasers of the upcoming episodes, as well as updates and news on the show!  Here are the links just in case you need them: Twitter Facebook Pinterest YouTube Instagram Lower quality version Strapped for data? You can hear a lower-quality version of the episode that's less data intensive, here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/makingconversationscount/Lower_bandwidth_-McDonalds_movie_The_Founder_and_that_thing_June_Martino_said_that_will_teach_you_all_about_GIVERS_and_takers.mp3 Transcript version Hard of hearing? Read the episode using a transcript: http://traffic.libsyn.com/makingconversationscount/WAG_MCC_83_EA_Csolkovits_transcript_PDF_version_18_05_2022.pdf Make sure you're following the podcast in your favourite app, as every Sunday, we're carrying on the conversation.... https://makingconversationscount.studio/listen

Wow! I Didn't Know That! (or maybe I just forgot)
May 15th - They Didn't Want to be Bothered - w/Ray Kroc

Wow! I Didn't Know That! (or maybe I just forgot)

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 2:43


Fred discusses the popular fast food restaurant, McDonalds, first opened on this day in 1940 by the McDonald brothers, and later turned into the worldwide behemoth it has become by Ray Kroc, who took over operations in 1955. www.rockysealemusic.com https://rockysealemusic.com/wow-i-didn-t-know-that-or-maybe-i-just-forgot https://www.facebook.com/150wordspodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rocky-seale7/message

Carl Gould #70secondCEO
CarlGould-#70secondCEO - A Dream is Born

Carl Gould #70secondCEO

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 1:25


Formulate your vision. Design your success. Carl explains Stage 1. Hi everyone, Carl Gould here with your #70secondCEO. Just a little over a one minute investment every day for a lifetime of results. Stage one, the strategic planning stage. Whether you are a new business, a startup business or an existing business that is seeking to launch a new product, a new division, or bring in a new brand to your product offerings, you need to either visit or revisit the strategic planning stage. This is an opportunity for you to formulate and create your vision and design your success because as we said before, at this stage, a dream is born, you are designing here, you're going to set the direction for your business or your product or your service then you are going to sell it and then create it later. We talked about the personal seat licenses where stadiums pre sell their seats before the stadium has ever built. Apple Computer, pre-sold the iPhone very successfully. Ray Kroc and now franchisors around the world, sell business concepts and business systems prior to them even being built. Like and follow this podcast so you can learn more. My name is Carl Gould and this has been your #70secondCEO.

Nación Trainers
Aprendiendo de los mejores 2

Nación Trainers

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 19:03


El audio que está escuchando es solamente el fragmento. Para escuchar audiolibro completo visita nuestro sitio web GenioTeka https://genioteka.store Aprendiendo de los mejores es el libro más vendido de management de un autor español en los últimos años. Está considerado entre los veinticinco mejores libros de empresa y desarrollo personal a nivel internacional junto a Dale Carnegie, Robert Kiyosaki, Warren Buffett o Napoleon Hill. Se ha convertido en el libro de cabecera de muchas personas por su capacidad de sintetizar y explicar una ingente cantidad de conocimiento y sabiduría sobre el mundo del desarrollo personal, los negocios, el liderazgo, la libertad financiera o la espiritualidad. En este segundo volumen, el lector encontrará otras quinientas reflexiones cuidadosamente seleccionadas de medio centenar de reconocidas personalidades, analizadas de nuevo con profundidad y rigor para darles sentido y coherencia. Reflexiones de deportistas como Michael Jordan o Muhammad Ali, empresarios como Ray Kroc o Walt Disney, millonarios como Aristóteles Onassis o John D. Rockefeller, expertos del sector startup como Tim Ferriss o Gary Vaynerchuk, referentes de las inversiones como Ray Dalio o Kim Kiyosaki, la aportación femenina de mujeres como Coco Chanel o Mary Kay Ash, la dimensión espiritual de Eckhart Tolle o Neale Donald Walsch, historias de superación personal como las de Nick Vujicic o Helen Keller, personalidades de la ciencia como Albert Einstein o Daniel Goleman, o representantes del Nuevo Pensamiento como Neville Goddard o William Walker Atkinson tienen su lugar en estas páginas, y ahora también en su audiolibro

Mark & Ting : pour les curieux.ses du marketing !
Film « Le fondateur » ou l'histoire de McDo

Mark & Ting : pour les curieux.ses du marketing !

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 3:28


Le fondateur ou the founder est un film de 2016 réalisé par John Lee Hancock avec pour acteur principal Michael Keaton.L'histoire du film le fondateur est la suivante : en 1954, Ray Kroc se rend en Californie pour vendre des machines à milk-shake aux frères McDonald. Ceux-ci viennent de créer et concevoir un restaurant révolutionnaire de fast-food. Pour Ray Kroc, le développement doit passer par la franchise et il répète ainsi aux deux frères McDonald : franchissez, franchisez, franchisez !Richard et Maurice McDonald sont d'accord pour le laisser développer le réseau de franchise à la condition d'avoir un regard sur toute modification du concept.Viennent alors de nombreux désaccords sur le développement du réseau et notamment différentes évolutions proposées par des franchisés.Ray Kroc est alors conseillé pour faire de McDonald une organisation qui dépasse le simple cadre du fast-food.Pour voir la bande-annonce, regarder le film et identifier les passages essentiels : https://www.mark-et-ting.com/film-le-fondateur/______________________ABONNEZ-VOUS + laissez un avis et 5 étoiles sur Apple Podcasts ou Spotify (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)Des suggestions de thèmes ou d'invités à interviewer ? Des questions sur le marketing ? Contactez-nous par E-mail : suggestions@mark-et-ting.comou sur nos réseaux sociaux : Instagram : @mark.et.tingLinkedin : @mark-et-ting-frou notre site Internet : https://mark-et-ting.com______________________Mark & Ting est proposé par des étudiant.e.s et enseignant.e.s de Tech de Co Périgueux - IUT de Bordeaux - Université de Bordeaux. C'est le rendez-vous hebdomadaire de tous les étudiant.e.s et personnes curieux.ses du monde du marketing ! Hébergé par Acast. Visitez acast.com/privacy pour plus d'informations.

The Food That Built America
A Game of Chicken

The Food That Built America

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 22:44 Very Popular


In the 1970's, Ray Kroc of McDonald's is far ahead of the competition. But when a burger chain called Burger King poaches his third-highest ranking executive, Don Smith, it's war. Smith re-engineers the emerging rival, and in an unprecedented move, Kroc brings on a world renowned chef to develop the chicken nugget. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Carl Gould #70secondCEO
CarlGould-#70secondCEO- What are the 7 Stages

Carl Gould #70secondCEO

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 2:02


Where's your business right now? Carl gives an overview of the 7 stages. Hi everyone, Carl Gould here with your #70secondCEO. Just a little over a one minute investment every day for a lifetime of results. So what are these seven stages? We've been talking about them a lot already. Let me give you an overview of each of the seven stages before we get more into it. Stage one is the strategic planning stage. This is where your dream is born, you're going to focus on the direction, the planning of your company, you're going to sell your business first, then you're going to create it. Well, what the heck does that mean? Have you ever heard of a franchise? Ray Kroc, way back when he had the idea of selling businesses to people when they didn't exist, and then creating them later on. He actually had to convince the government that it was not fraudulent. Have you ever bought a home or an apartment just by looking at the building plans when there was nothing but a hole in the ground, and a building was going to be built later on? That build or that developer sold the business first, created second. A very common practice in this day and age when they build new sports arenas is they sell what's called Personal seat licenses before the venue is ever built. They sell you the right to buy that seat once it's made. In other words, they sold the whole stadium. They sold out the stadium before the stadium was ever built. Have you ever bought a ticket to a performance that has not debuted yet? Have you ever pre purchased a book or a record album or musical album or DVD or CD? Anyone who pre sells anything, is selling the business first and creating second. Like and follow this podcast so you can learn more. My name is Carl Gould and this has been your #70secondCEO.

Carole Baskins Diary
2017-02-12 Carole Baskin's Diary

Carole Baskins Diary

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 1:50


Jamie recommended the movie called The Founder. It was the story of how Ray Kroc build McDonalds into the fast food business that daily feeds 1% of the entire human population.  This was my email to her the day after seeing it:   Last night I went to see The Founder.  Great movie!  Thanks!   As you know, it opens with this Calvin Coolidge quote and ends with it again.   I wrote that quote out, in pencil, and decorated with with little animals around the edges, and then framed it.  The quote sat on my desk, at every desk job I ever had, from about the time I was 15 until I was in my thirties, maybe.  I don't know where it got lost along the way, but I can nearly say it by heart from reading it so many times.   Whenever I feel like things just couldn't be more difficult, the first line always reassures me that I am going to make it work.   “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” ~ Calvin Coolidge   Hi, I'm Carole Baskin and I've been writing my story since I was able to write, but when the media goes to share it, they only choose the parts that fit their idea of what will generate views.  If I'm going to share my story, it should be the whole story.  The titles are the dates things happened. If you have any interest in who I really am please start at the beginning of this playlist: http://savethecats.org/   I know there will be people who take things out of context and try to use them to validate their own misconception, but you have access to the whole story.  My hope is that others will recognize themselves in my words and have the strength to do what is right for themselves and our shared planet.     You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile   You can see photos, videos and more, updated daily at BigCatRescue.org   Check out our main channel at YouTube.com/BigCatRescue   Music (if any) from Epidemic Sound (http://www.epidemicsound.com) This video is for entertainment purposes only and is my opinion.  Closing graphic with permission from https://youtu.be/F_AtgWMfwrk  

American Timelines
Episode 181: American Timelines 1955, Part 2

American Timelines

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 52:25


Episode 181: American Timelines 1955, Part 2:  March & April of 1955.  1955 continues with Einstein's stolen brain, Elvis' pubes, Dee Snider's birth, Clint Eastwood's movie debut, Ray Kroc's McDonald's, Zhou Enlai's Appendix and more!.  Plus:  Amy tells us about a jilted lover murder in the UK. Season 5, Episode 56, of American Timelines. Part of the Queen City Podcast Network: www.queencitypodcastnetwork.com. Credits Include: corporatemcdonalds.com, Allthatsinteresting.com, Popculture.us, Wikipedia, TVtango, IMDB & Youtube.  Information may not be accurate, as it is produced by jerks. Music by MATT TRUMAN EGO TRIP, the greatest American Band. Click Here to buy their albums!

Cut Through the Noise with Dave Turano
Givers, Takers, and The Practice of Discernment

Cut Through the Noise with Dave Turano

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 59:45


We all know takers. They're the people who show up when it's convenient and contribute only when they gain something in return. But even so, there are just as many people eager to give more than they receive.  EA Csolkovits started out as a janitor in the home of June Martino–she's the lady that believed in Ray Kroc's McDonald's before it was McDonald's. After realizing how approachable she was, he asked her how she found success–and was even more surprised at how much she was willing to share with him.  In this episode, EA tells us how mentorships helped him become a millionaire, from those early days with June to a business partner who insisted on giving more than receiving. Then, he walks us through the benefits of giving.  The biggest take-aways? Look for givers and look for ways to give. Learn from people who've done it before and be someone who gives your expertise to other deserving, ambitious people like you.  EA is the founder of Givers University, a platform that offers courses, mentorships, workshops, and even easy-to-implement checklists that help people find happiness, success, and freedom. Find them at giversuniversity.com and at the links below.  LinkedIn: Facebook: YouTube: Twitter: @GIVERSU Instagram: @GIVERSUniversity

Law of Attraction with LOA Today, Your Daily Dose of Happy | Tips & Secrets

Today's interview is a bit of a romp, and it's also an excellent deep dive into the key elements that make successful people successful. Yes, he goes by EA, and he's something of a modern day Napoleon Hill. As a teenage janitor, he found himself connecting to some amazingly successful people, including one of Ray Kroc's earliest supporters and a man from Michigan who became his mentor. The life lessons he learned from theses fabulous people stuck with him, and he turned the knowledge they gave him into a lifetime of abundance. Here's the link to Givers University:  http://www.giversuniversity.com/ Subscribe to the LOA Today podcast: https://www.loatoday.net/subscribe

The Food That Built America
King of Burgers

The Food That Built America

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 20:45 Very Popular


In the 1950s, two Florida visionaries start Insta-Burger King, a burger stand that will become Ray Kroc and McDonald's biggest rival, re-inventing their kitchen's equipment into the pioneering flame broiler. Over the next two decades these two iconic restaurants will duke it out, launching the flame-broiled burger that will shape the world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Be Better - BHGRE
The Key to Being Successful as a Young Entrepreneur | Guy Kawasaki - 008

Be Better - BHGRE

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 32:20


Being successful as an entrepreneur happens with the right mentorship, and we've got the perfect mentor for you. Today's guest, Guy Kawasaki, is the original Apple evangelist, investor of Canva, and all-around top-tier human. Guy shares his secrets to being successful as a young entrepreneur. What determines success? The best quality is luck because success is just being in the right place at the right time. However, you can do things to increase those odds. Outside of luck (which isn't the most actionable podcast takeaway), an entrepreneur's focus should be to make a product or service you like and would use.  You can always learn something from other people because everyone you meet can do at least one thing better than you.  Overcome obstacles with an entrepreneurial spirit: 80% of the battle is the product. You can evangelize a good product, but it's tough to evangelize a bad one. Put your product out there as soon as possible; you're either selling, or you aren't. Once you're on the shelf, it's a matter of revising. How quickly can you fix the mistakes that might have occurred? If all else fails, just don't take no for an answer and keep grinding. (Easier said than done.) Setting crazy versus realistic goals:  Apple's first goal likely wasn't to build a billion-dollar company; it was a more realistic goal. Many companies fail, and many have big goals. After all, if big goals were easy to achieve, everyone would do it.   Aspirations and dreams of success are great, but building an actionable framework produces the momentum to get you there. The future of entrepreneurship: Because of many factors, the barriers to entry in entrepreneurship are getting lower. Many younger people are getting the entrepreneurship bug. It's difficult to determine if the field is skewing lower, but (luckily) aspiring entrepreneurs don't need to worry about that. Instead, focus on the things that can impact you and your success. Guy's advice to younger entrepreneurs: You're either a psychopath, or you experience self-doubt. Every single entrepreneur, from Steve Jobs to Ray Kroc, felt self-doubt. The actual test is how you push through that doubt. Self-doubt is a problem, especially for women because of the imposter syndrome, but pushing through that feeling is necessary for success. Be Better Episode Resources: For more great content from Guy, follow him on LinkedIn. Tune into Guy's podcast, Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People. Like, subscribe, and listen to the Be Better podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and anywhere else podcasts can be found. You can help build a better world. Help Better Homes and Gardens fight homelessness across the world by donating at bhgre.com/newstory. With a goal to raise $100,000 by the end of 2022, your contributions will go directly to supporting those affected and helping build a world with homes for everyone. This episode is brought to you in part by Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate. Looking for a new role that allows you to become your own boss, create your own schedule, and have excellent income potential without the headache of starting a new business? Become an agent with Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, an American icon trusted in all things related to the home. Explore career options at bhgrecareer.com/.

Let Your Dreams Work
Episode #25 Optimize Connections to Let Business Dreams Work

Let Your Dreams Work

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 27:29


Many business owners try to let their dreams work in isolation. Those who optimize connections to let their dreams work accelerate and assure success. This episode shares suggestions and examples how business owners may solicit ideas, solutions, and motivation from community programs, clients, employees, and authors to let their dreams work.In this episode we suggest reading Jared and Sarah Stewarts books The City of Influence or Tribalry. We also recommend watching this video clip about how Ray Kroc optimize connections with the McDonald brothers and Earl Prince to disrupt the food service industry (Ray Kroc & Learn, Serve, Grow - Bing video). Go to LetYourDreamsWork.com  to:  Download our FREE eBook to guide you through model to let your dreams workLearn more about how to let your dreams workSubmit questions about what you hear on our podcastsSee our other services to help you, your company, or organization dream

OETA Movie Club Podcast
OETA Movie Club Podcast | The Founder

OETA Movie Club Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 20:49


On this episode of the OETA Movie Club Podcast, host Robert Burch and director Jeff Morava do a deep dive into The Founder, a 2016 film starring Michael Keaton as businessman Ray Kroc. The film portrays the story of his creation of the McDonald's fast-food restaurant chain. Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch co-star as McDonald's founders Richard and Maurice McDonald. Listen now wherever you get your podcasts and tune in to The Founder on Saturday, March 19 at 9 pm and Friday, March 25 at 11 pm on  OETA.

Business Mentor
Franchising McDonalds The Ray Kroc Way

Business Mentor

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 35:58


Franchising McDonalds The Ray Kroc Way episode talks about Do you want to franchise a business? Or have your own business? Let's hear and learn different franchising inspirational stories. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/armando-bartolome5/support

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate
Working With a Good Team and VA's

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 18:41


Why should you hire a virtual assistant (VA)? Charlie Wessel realized that he could spend more time raising capital if he lets go of the tasks in his business that he is really not interested in. This is a reason he hired virtual assistants and it is why you should do the same.  Imagine not worrying about what to post on your social media channels because you have someone who will do it for you or being confident you can reach out to your networks consistently because you have someone writing emails to them. Charlie will share some tips on how to pick the right VA for your business so you can focus more on the things that really matter to you.    [00:01 - 03:16] Opening Segment Investing in residential real estate was a “nightmare” for Charlie Wessel He tells us why Charlie talks about his reasons for jumping to multifamily [03:17 - 08:42] Why Hire Virtual Assistants A not-so-cheap investment that can scale your business Beware of gurus out there who might not be of value to you Here's how to spot them according to Charlie Charlie tells us the importance of hiring virtual assistants (VAs) How to hire the right VAs [08:43 - 15:16] Why Attend Conferences How Charlie finds his deals and what kind of deals he's investing in Should you attend real estate conferences? Charlie weighs in Charlie says he's interested in self-storage and here's why [15:17 - 18:40] Closing Segment A tool or resource you can't live without ActiveCampaign A real estate mistake you want our listeners to avoid Not measuring buildings while looking from a flex space You should always measure the buildings Your way to make the world a better place Giving to charities Reach out to Charlie See links below  Final words Tweetable Quotes “You got to get out, meet people…your network is your net worth and vice versa.” - Charlie Wessel “You really got to bet on the jockey, not the horse…that's why I really only focus on doing deals with guys that have a really good track record, a really good work ethic…” - Charlie Wessel “The easiest, smartest, safest way to [build real wealth] is through multifamily real estate.” - Charlie Wessel -----------------------------------------------------------------------------   Email info@cordellcapital.com to connect with Charlie or follow him on LinkedIn. Check out Cordell Capital to start investing in multifamily! Connect with me:   I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns.     Facebook   LinkedIn   Like, subscribe, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or whatever platform you listen on.  Thank you for tuning in!   Email me → sam@brickeninvestmentgroup.com Want to read the full show notes of the episode? Check it out below:       Charlie Wessel  00:00 I do see a lot of good opportunities in boat and RV storage, kind of like what you were talking about what we've been talking about, you know, I don't know a lot of self-storage sponsors, but you know that game has always killed it. That's always been a really good bet. I am more in the multifamily just out of default cap rates are just crazy compressed right now. So you really got to bet on the jockey, not the horse.   Intro  00:27 Welcome to the How to Scale Commercial Real Estate Show. Whether you are an active or passive investor, we will teach you how to scale your real estate investing business into something big.   Sam Wilson  00:38 Charlie Wessels started in commercial real estate in 2017. He is now a member of the general partnership on four deals in 486 doors. His primary focus right now is raising capital from accredited investors. Charlie's been married for 20 years has three kids and I had the pleasure actually meeting you, Charlie, I think at the Intelligent Investors Conference here just a few weeks ago in Los Angeles. So Charlie, welcome to the show.    Charlie Wessel  01:02 Yeah, thanks, man. Yeah, the first time we met, we had breakfast together. We just kind of were standing there like two last puppies. And we're like, Hey, you wanna have breakfast together? Yeah, dude, let's do it.   Sam Wilson  01:10 Let's do it, man. Hey, I love it. Every guest who comes on the show, I ask the same three questions in 90 seconds or less, can you tell me where did you start? Where are you now? And how did you get there?   Charlie Wessel  01:18 I started in residential real estate had several rental houses, nightmare, complete nightmare. And then we moved into commercial real estate from advice from a real estate broker, a buddy of mine, I was in general contracting. And all I work for was the commercial real estate brokers, we did commercial construction. And he told me to build real wealth, you got to get into commercial, and the easiest, smartest, safest way to do it was in multifamily real estate.   Sam Wilson  01:46 Man, that's brilliant. And that's a good broker to give you those tips because I to cover a background in the trades. And you know, we did lots and lots of large-scale commercial construction projects. And I don't know what the disconnect there is right between the guys doing the work because we ran a flooring operation. We had 30 some odd guys doing millions of dollars a year in projects, but I never had that thought when I owned that company. Why don't I go buy the building and run the project myself instead of just being a contractor? So what was that transition? Like for you running a probably a successful commercial contracting company and then getting into multifamily?   Charlie Wessel  02:22 Yeah, it was a big firm, I actually sold it in 2016. All the guys that we work for, yeah, they were brokers that turned us on to them. But all the people that cut my checks, own the bills, Right. So they were tinted outfits. And I mean, these guys had they lived on Daniel Island or Sullivan's Island, or somewhere around here in Charleston, where there's big ass houses that are worth a lot of money. And they just, you know, they kind of float on their own beat, man. And yeah, I want to be like those guys. So anyways, yeah, that's kind of what got me started was seeing all these people that were writing the big checks to us,   Sam Wilson  02:58 Right. Yeah, I think that's really interesting. It's a point that I make, you know, more often than not, which is if you have an industry, or maybe it's not real estate, but want to get anything you want. Go find somebody 20 years further along in the business than you see what their life looks like and see if that's where you want to be in 20 years. If the picture that they present isn't the life you want to lead, don't go do what they want what they're doing.   Charlie Wessel  03:17 Absolutely, man, that's kind of why we got caught up. Why was that I rec was the conference was because of we're raised masters, and there's just so many guys there that have done hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars worth of real estate that are actually in that program. You look at them, and you're like, Why? Why are you in here? You know, you raise $60 million last year, why would you be in here, Right. And, you know, they're like, man, we can always sharpen the game. Let's sharpen the sword and get out there. And you know, we get around people that have proven their methods. And it's like the Ray Kroc theory, man, don't reinvent the wheel brother. You know, he started McDonald's said, hey, look, if you want to own McDonald's, you do it this way. Right. And you'll be successful. I promise. So yeah, we just follow the lead of successful people.    Sam Wilson  04:00 Man, is that one of the ways you know, that you've found, you know, the way to, I guess scale your portfolio is by just surrounding yourself with like, people?   Charlie Wessel  04:07 Yeah, absolutely. You know, we talked about it. It's not a cheap investment, but it pays itself off quite handsomely. And then just from surrounding yourself with the people, you know, deal opportunities, capital opportunities that come in to your deals. It's yeah, you got to pay to play man.   Sam Wilson  04:24 That's really interesting. How did you select, you know, the programs that you are a part of? I mean, there's so much out there and a lot of it, I'll just say it is garbage. So yes, you know, and I hate to say that, you know, publicly here on the show, but it is there's so much the people I call go route or guru, but no do you know they're gonna sell you a course but they can't raise $1 in their life.   Charlie Wessel  04:45 Right. And I went to their conferences. Yeah. So I went through their conferences, you know, and sat through their programs. And, you know, I do a lot of research on people, man. I mean, I can Facebook and LinkedIn stalk somebody in a heartbeat man, and really find out what the They have what they don't have what they say they have. And, you know, I started off going to one guy's conference who's a guru who really didn't. He had like two deals. And I mean, within the first year, I was where he was, and he had a slew of, you know, quote, unquote, guys, he was training to do what he does, which I guess after a couple of deals, I mean, you know, every deal is different. And it's kind of the same, you know, mindset and, you know, underwriting and stuff like that. But still, I want to be under somebody who knows what they're doing. I picked 100 Thompson's course, man, just because I listened to his podcast for a couple of years. And his podcast is just brilliant. I mean, it really is. It's like your podcasts. It's no-nonsense. It's to the point. And it's information. You know, I want information I want meat and potatoes, man.   Sam Wilson  05:47 For sure. Tell me about a mistake, you know, that you've made here in the last four years or so maybe, maybe not even a mistake, but something you could have done differently that would have expedited your progress.   Charlie Wessel  05:57 Hired a VA sooner? Hmm, yeah, I hired a virtual assistant sooner. I mean, I was doing stuff that I shouldn't be doing. You know, I mean, stuff that is not, you know, it's not worth my time to do social media marketing. I mean, I'm, I post on social media every day, and I'll post it on Instagram every day for two years, man, I just got Instagram on my phone, like, a couple months ago, I don't even know how, you know, like, I have to type my VA responses, because I don't know how to respond on Instagram. So that's how, you know, she does that we still get investors from it. And, you know, that's just one of my little dirty secrets, I guess is I don't really do the social media stuff.   Sam Wilson  06:36 And that's okay. I think that's a common question, you know, that I see batted around on social media is, hey, you know, should Is it okay, if somebody else posts for me, things like that, I think as long as the content is informational, and is you know, sharing something of value for other people. A, okay to have somebody else post for you. You know, absolutely.   Charlie Wessel  06:55 I mean, I approve everything that gets put out there before it goes, is that like she just blindly throwing stuff out? But you know, I'll go in and edit it or something like that. She puts it all and dumps it all in a folder. And then I check it out and sticking it on prove folder, and then she uses it. So wow,   Sam Wilson  07:11 hey, that's cool. How did you hire let's talk about hiring a VA. There's so many resources out there. Now. There are virtual assistants or I guess the new politically correct term is virtual professional, whatever you want to call it. But there's so many different platforms that you can select from and or just go out and do a direct-hire on your own. What was your…   Charlie Wessel  07:30 Yeah, for sure. I'm not a very PC dude. And I haven't heard that term yet. So I'll have to run that by Mafi today and see what she prefers to be called, I guess. Yeah, but yeah, we use rocket station. I mean, they kind of put the whole thing together. When I hired a VA, I didn't even really know what I was gonna have to do. I just knew that I needed one because all the big boys had one and I want the big boys have so we rocket station, they lined it all up, you know, getting interviewed me for about 45 minutes or so and found out what my day looks like what I do. And they were like, yeah, we can fill this VA up with stuff to do.   Sam Wilson  08:06 Wow, that's really cool. Now that you have that time freed up, what do you focus on   Charlie Wessel  08:10 raising capital? Man? You know, I've played golf twice a week with several investors. And you know, my wife always says it's gotta be tough being Charlie Wessel. I'm like, Yeah, I'm a bad, darling. But yeah, you know, I'm here in my office every other day. And we have making phone calls. I have about four phone calls lined up today, you know, trying to put some deals together. Like, you know, we were talking about some deals. I got a call with that guy later this week. And hopefully we can get together on that. Yeah, man, just, you know, trying to make some coin out there, man.   Sam Wilson  08:43 How are you finding deals right now? I mean, it's a crazy environment to be in. You're based in Charleston, South Carolina, which I mean, if you're in the Carolinas, the southeast anywhere, like it's people are duking it out for multifamily deals and cap rates just keep compressing, what are some strategies that you're using to find opportunity?   Charlie Wessel  09:03 Well, I'll be honest with you, man, we're more on the capital raising side of it. So I have teamed up with several really good sponsors, and we come in as the capital arm and bring money into their deals, and we get part of the GP and we usually do, you know, the investor relations part of it. So we'll send out you know, investor emails and stuff like that. And, you know, we still I still traveled all the properties that we bring our investors to just from a fiduciary responsibility for our investors capital, you know, I mean, we still do our own due diligence and underwrite each property ourselves. But these guys that I work with, man, they're pretty Stand Up Guys, and they have a pretty good track record.   Sam Wilson  09:46 That's really fascinating. What did you I mean, obviously, bringing capital to table is one thing taking the investor relations off of their plate is another. How did that conversation you know, evolve because you go in, you're like, Hey, my name is Charlie Wessel. I'm new. To multifamily, and I want to work with you, they're gonna go Okay, Charlie, tell me actually what happened.   Charlie Wessel  10:05 Hey, man, you know, you don't know what you don't know and you don't you know, I didn't do it until I did it. So it was kind of one of those things man where I just met some people at a conference and they had like 12 or 13 properties. And I was like, yep, these are the guys I want to get around because they know what they're doing. You know, I don't hang out with many people that have done one or two deals, we make sure that these guys, we vet these guys really well. And you know, I just met him at a conference, I've met every single one of them at a conference actually, that I work with. One of them was at a meetup group here in Charleston, that happens on Friday mornings at like, 6am. And we all break bread and have coffee and talk about it. And yeah, I met lawyer and developer down here in Charleston, and we have a deal in Greensboro that is just killing, I mean, killing it. So yeah, it's just all about making, you know, good relationships out there with the right people.   Sam Wilson  10:57 You know, that's interesting. And I found the value and like, we were talking about this, before we kick this off, was the value in conferences. You know, when I first started out, I think I've really found the value in the content being presented. Now, I don't go to conferences necessarily to sit and listen, you know, whatever is being talked about on stage, I go to stand in the hallway and talk to people like you. And it sounds like that's kind of your take on the matter as well. Yeah.   Charlie Wessel  11:20 100 sent out a survey and said, what was the best session of his conference that I thought that I had, because there was a lot of sessions there. And it was a lot of really good information. And I did sit through most of them. But the best sessions I had were out in the hallways and at breakfast with Sam Wilson. I mean, you know, I'll be honest with you, Sam, I mean, I plan on knowing you for a long time to come in. Right. And you know, if we can do some deals together, that'd be great. You know, if not, we can go hunting and go shoot animals again. Or something, man, I don't know.   Sam Wilson  11:49 Sounds like a winner. Man. That's fantastic. Yeah, I love that. What are some hints or clues you would give to people? Maybe if they haven't yet begun attending larger conferences? Somebody goes to one of these? What's the best way to maximize your time?   Charlie Wessel  12:03 I would say a roomful of big people, man, you know, I can freeze up pretty quick. One on one with somebody I can talk like nobody's business. But you know, around a bunch of people, I don't know, I can stand in a corner real quick and just look around at people. Right. But you got to get out there and shake some hands, man. I mean, you know, I was amazed at the first two conferences I went to, I found myself standing in the corner looking at everybody, I don't know. And I just, you know, just started walking up and talking to people. And it was a whole lot easier than I thought. I mean, being a contractor, you know, most of time we're kind of introverted, right. So yeah, you got to get out meet people, man. I mean, your net worth is your network, and vice versa. So…   Sam Wilson  12:45 Yeah, and I think the other interesting thing is that, in general, I'm totally an introvert. And so I have to really focus and say, All right, when I walk up to meet you, we're both standing in line. They're like, hey, this guy's looking for a manual, say don't eat breakfast. Yeah, let's do Yeah. Okay, cool. That is not my natural go to right when you get invited either, man, Right. But when you get in conference mode, it's like, Hey, wait, you just got to remember that everybody else probably wants to hang out and talk to people too. So you might as well just go up, shake hands. Hey, I'm saying I'm nice to meet you. And yeah, and just start asking questions.    Charlie Wessel  13:15 See, it's easy to do after the conference when the drink start flowing. But before at breakfast, man, I really don't you know, I'm not looking to socialize.   Sam Wilson  13:25 Well, sorry, I ruined that breakfast for you. No, no, no, it was great. Let's talk a little bit about what you see happening here in 2022. I know you guys are focused predominantly on multifamily. Are there other asset classes that you're interested in? What do you see the next I guess what's left in this year? 10 and a half months remaining for 20.2?   Charlie Wessel  13:43 Yeah, I mean, me living by the coast, I do see a lot of good opportunities in boat and RV storage, kind of like what you were talking about what we've been talking about, you know, I don't know a lot of self storage sponsors. But you know, that game has always killed it, that's always been a really good bet. I am more in the multifamily just out of default, cap rates are just crazy, compressed right now. So you really got to bet on the jockey, not the horse. You know, these guys. That's why, you know, I really only focus on doing deals with guys that have a really good track record, a really good work ethic, and they put their nose to the grindstone every day, and they're really focused on making sure the business plan is followed on these properties. And you know, when you have to pivot, you got to pivot. But, you know, for the most part, we've done really well.   Sam Wilson  14:34 Right, I love your points there, of betting on the jockey, not the horse, because that is certainly the name of the game right now. And that's the first thing I always tell people to focus on. Like if you're looking at a deal passively. You got to look at first and foremost, who is the sponsor? Absolutely. Then you look at the market and then you look at the very last thing you should care about is the actual deal itself. So yeah, and I think the same thing holds true on when you're our Investor Relations and being part of the GP but also him The capital raising side is that you got to align yourself with the right people first and then the rest will fall in place.   Charlie Wessel  15:05 100% man because you know, I can lose my money. I can't lose your mind.   Sam Wilson  15:09 Right. Yeah, that's absolutely true. I will take risks with my own capital that I will not take with investors' capital. Absolutely. Yeah. I mean, I love that chart. Let us jump here in the Final Four questions. First one is this what is one tool in digital thing software that you find you can't live without?    Charlie Wessel  15:25 Active Campaign.    Sam Wilson  15:26 Ah, that's an interesting one. Did you figure that out on a pretty robust program? Have you figured that out on your own?    Sam Wilson  15:32 No, that's why God made a VA. I love it. Okay. Very good. Active Campaign. Yeah, that's a good and very again, robust program. Love some ActiveCampaign. Question number two, what is one mistake you could help our listeners avoid? And then how would you avoid it?   Charlie Wessel  15:46 Measure the building? If you're looking at a flex space? Yeah, we got deep into a project, you know, had probably $7,000 and due diligence caught up on a flex space here in the Charleston area. And we never measured the building man. For some reason. It was so stupid. So something so small is taking out your measuring wheel and measuring it. It was 30% less square foot than was advertised. So no wonder it penciled out like a champ. Because I mean, you live and die by square footage and flex space.    Sam Wilson  16:14 Wow. Was that from an assessor's office problem where it was just incorrectly measured there? Or was the broker incompetent?   Charlie Wessel  16:22 Yeah, no, it was a little self-entitled broker that just don't like to work very much. Wow. Never heard you say I bought a measuring wheel that day, went to the Hallmark store, bought a bow slapped it on the damn thing and dropped it off at his office.   Sam Wilson  16:40 That's an expensive measuring wheel.   Charlie Wessel  16:42 I mean, very expensive measuring wheel.    Sam Wilson  16:44 Yeah, I hope it had a gold handle or something for 7000 bucks. Man. That's a great lesson to learn. Thank you for sharing that. I've not heard that. You hear all sorts of stories with that question. That's a painful one. So think…   Charlie Wessel  16:55 Yeah, square foot doesn't really matter that much in multifamily. But in flex space, or office or something like that. I mean, that's what the rent goes by.   Sam Wilson  17:02 Right. Yeah. 100%. That's tremendous. Thanks for sharing that question number three for you. When it comes to investing in the world. What's one thing you're doing right now to make the world a better place?   Charlie Wessel  17:10 I tell you what, man, we give to a couple of different charities here. One is the low country pregnancy center. It's a Christian-based organization that helps, you know, newly found pregnant women in a bind, and they go in and help them out quite a bit. We give them quite a bit of money every month, I really firmly believe in what they do. You know, they've saved 1000s of babies here in the Tri-County area. Another one is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. I played football in high school. We give them money as well.   Sam Wilson  17:41 That's really cool. Yeah, both of those are tremendous resources. Thanks for doing that. Charlie. If our listeners want to get in touch with you or learn more about you what is the best way to do that?   Charlie Wessel  17:49 You can go to Cordell Capital and sign up our investor club list and in the top right-hand corner of the website, and we can meet that way. Or you can send us an email info at Cordellcapital.com.   Sam Wilson  18:04 All right, we'll make sure to put that in the show notes. And just for those of you who are listening that is Cordell, C-O-R-D-E-L-L, capital dotcom. Charlie, thank you for your time today. I certainly appreciate it.   Charlie Wessel  18:14 Thank you, Sam.   Sam Wilson  18:15 Hey, thanks for listening to the How to Scale Commercial Real Estate Podcast. If you can do me a favor and subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, whatever platform it is you use to listen, if you can do that for us, that would be a fantastic help to the show. It helps us both attract new listeners, as well as rank higher on those directories. So I appreciate you listening. Thanks so much and hope to catch you on the next episode.

Pop Culture Man Children
226: McDonald's & The Founder (2016)

Pop Culture Man Children

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 52:46


On today's show Mike is joined by artist and first time guest, Jaimee Wieber. Mike and Jaimee both grew up in the soft glow of the Golden Arches and have a lot to say about American's finest fast food chain. Also in discussion today is the movie The Founder (2016). The film is a semi-true biopic that tells the story of Ray Kroc the “founder” of McDonalds. So grab your nuggies and settle in for a great episode of PCMC. Find Jaimee on Instagram @okjaimee.art Find @PCMC on Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram. We're also on Facebook and Youtube. 

The Reboot Chronicles with Dean DeBiase
Reinventing Fast Casual in the Pandemic Age - Paul Mangiamele, CEO, Legendary Restaurant Group

The Reboot Chronicles with Dean DeBiase

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 31:37


Paul Mangiamele, CEO, Legendary Restaurant Group I have been a “turn-around guy” for the last 20 years and rarely do I encounter someone like Paul Mangiamele, who swooped in to fix long-standing fast casual brands Bennigan's and Steak & Ale. He not only wanted to set these brands on a better course, he put his money where his mouth was and bought the franchise. Once he had them back on their feet (and ensured distribution of those Baby Back Ribs and Monte Cristo sandwiches again), along came the pandemic. And yes, he and his wife Gwen, the co-owners, persisted and came up with new ways of connecting with customers and even increased their reach globally. If you are not familiar with the Fast Casual category, the Applebee's and Sizzler's of the restaurant world promise familiar menus nationally, but have been contracting for some time. Paul Mangiamele was brought in in 2011 to lead the turnaround of Bennigan's and Steak & Ale but he ended up buying the firm and bringing the brands back from the brink of Chapter 7. What worked? As Paul says “Not too many CEO's own their brands (100%) and the fact that my wife and I have significant skin in the game by investing our own money lends strong credibility to our franchise offerings and models.” Paul's work with these origin fast casual brands embodies the three key components of reboots that I teach at the Kellogg School: people, platform, and passion. Rather than cut costs as many turn-around experts advise, Paul decided to “invest our way into profitability, not save our way into profitability.” He followed the precepts of Ray Kroc, of McDonald's, who always said that the quality of service, cleanliness and value equals profitability. “I bought what I saw was the unlocked value of the brand and wanted to shine up these diamonds that got a little dirty through the mismanagement of people. We brought the leadership and retained the intellectual capital that my team possesses.” --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebootchronicles/message

Harvest Community Church (PCA) in Omaha, NE
“The Beginning of Jesus’ Public Ministry” – Matthew 4:12-25

Harvest Community Church (PCA) in Omaha, NE

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2022


Hear now, the word of the Lord from Matthew chapter four, starting in verse 12. 12 Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: 15 “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles— 16 the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.” 17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21 And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him. 23 And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. 24 So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, those having seizures, and paralytics, and he healed them. 25 And great crowds followed him from Galilee and the Decapolis, and from Jerusalem and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan. Matthew 4:12-25, ESV The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God endures forever. In 1940, Maurice and Richard MacDonald opened a new restaurant in San Bernardino, California. They named it after themselves, and this was the launch of the first McDonald's restaurant. In the beginning, McDonald's served various kinds of foods, with various ways of preparing that food until about eight years later. In 1948, the McDonald brothers closed down their restaurant for about three months and then reopened the restaurant after they had a chance to reorganize and rebuild and retrain their staff to do what they were doing, according to a very different model. It was a model that was based on efficiency where they used to produce many kinds of food prepared in many kinds of ways. They simplified things so that they only made a few things, and they made them very efficiently, very inexpensively, and they hoped very well. Well, this model was an extraordinary success. They were doing extremely well. Even so, the McDonald's brothers were leery about expanding beyond that initial restaurant in San Bernardino, California. They needed someone else to come alongside them a visionary, a man named Ray Kroc, to see what they were doing.Someone to see the potential for what they were doing and to encourage them, to urge them to begin franchising what they were doing throughout the rest of the state of California, throughout the rest of the United States, and eventually throughout the entire world. Now this story of the founding of McDonald's is one of the iconic stories of the American Dream. It's a story where you have these people who are working in relative obscurity and they're putting together a product and they're working hard to build it. Then when they needed to, they pivoted and they perfected their product until it was so good, even they didn't realize its potential. Someone else had to come along to expand it, to say let's go public, let's go global with this. Now, the reason I want to bring this story up is because I think this is often the idea that we have in mind of sort of the standard story we tell about how really important things get started this American dream. This American ideal is encapsulated in the story of McDonald's, and there's certainly nothing wrong with this. The Bible actually gives us a lot of wisdom about how to start things, about how to work hard, about how to be industrious and productive and prudent in our work, to produce something of lasting value. The Proverbs are filled with this kind of wisdom. It's very important to have a clear vision for that when we start to talk about the public ministry of Jesus, so that we are very careful not to overlap the two. Not to interpret one in light of the other. To disentangle what we might think about the folklore of American founders myths and instead look at the story of what Jesus does with very different eyes, with very different lenses. To see that what he is doing is very different than what the McDonald's brothers did when they launched there at the beginnings of what became to become the McDonald's empire. Because if we don't see this, we will miss a couple of key things that are going on here. The first is that we will miss the true obscurity and the true inefficiency of the way that Jesus begins his ministry in Galilee. By all human estimations, by all outward ways of looking at this, Jesus chose the wrong place to start his ministry. He didn't go to the popular cultural centers of the world within Israel. He didn't even go to Jerusalem, the capital city. He ministered in nowheresville in Galilee. He ministered where the darkness was deepest and it was there where the light dawned. One other thing we will miss as we look at this is that perhaps we will think that Jesus only eventually realized just how good his message was; in the way that the McDonald's brothers had to be persuaded to take their McDonald's franchise public. Because what we need to see here is that the global implications of the Kingdom of Heaven are present right away from the beginning in what Jesus does here. If we don't see it, we're going to miss these elements that are there right from the beginning as Jesus begins his public ministry. We need to remember that every part of this ministry was planned before the foundations of the Earth. Before the dawn of time, God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit had planned everything that Jesus is going to do. Make no mistake, Jesus came to make disciples of all nations. That's our big idea that Jesus came to make disciples of all nations. That's his ministry. That's his method. That's everything, to make disciples of all nations. So in this passage, this summary of the beginning of Jesus's public ministry, we are going to see three aspects of this global disciple making kingdom. The Message of Discipleship The Mandate of Discipleship The Ministry of Discipleship The Message of Discipleship So let's start with the message of discipleship in verses 12 through 17. The first section here, verse 12, is a very important transition in the gospel of Matthew. Read with me, and let me show you what's happening here. Verse 12, “Now, when he heard that John the Baptist had been arrested.” Now stop right there for a moment. This word for arrested is very literally the word to give over or to hand over throughout the rest of the gospel of Matthew. This is the same word that will regularly be used to talk about the way that Jesus will be arrested. In fact, this is the word that's commonly translated as betrayed on the night when Jesus was betrayed. That's this word right here, right from the beginning of Jesus's public ministry. The very first word we hear about this public ministry brings a looming shadow of the cross over everything that Jesus does. Just as John the Baptist was arrested here at the beginning, so at the end, Jesus will be betrayed and handed over to the authorities and crucified. Make no mistake, Jesus knows exactly what he has come to do, and it absolutely necessitates a path through the cross. That's the first way the transition to the cross becomes increasingly clear, right from the very first word. The second thing we read is that when he heard that John had been arrested, we read that he withdrew into Galilee. Now, as I said a moment ago, Galilee is nowheresville. Galilee is northern, the northern part of the territory that belonged to Israel for a while that God had given as the promised land to his people. But by this time, a lot of different things had happened, and those who lived in the northern tribes had largely been scattered. Jews here lived, yes, but there were also a lot of Gentiles as we'll talk about a little bit more in a moment. But Galilee was not the center. Galilee was not the important part of the world, and it wasn't even the important part of Israel. Yet Jesus will remain ministering in Galilee all the way until Matthew chapter 19. He isn't going to turn south until Matthew 19, and he doesn't enter Jerusalem until the triumphal entry in Matthew chapter 21. Again, we'll see more in Galilee in a moment when we look at the prophecy of Isaiah. The third thing we see here that it's a transition is that now officially Jesus's public ministry starts. Before this, everything had been preparatory for this public ministry. In chapter one, we saw the preparation of Jesus's qualification. We saw the way that he is the legal heir to the throne of David by having been adopted as the son of Joseph, who was in the biological lineage of David. We saw in chapter two how wise men from the East came to hail him as king, which shook up and disoriented and made angry, fitfully murderously angry, the illegitimate King Herod. We saw that Jesus had to go down to Egypt to escape Herod so that he would be able to re-enact the history of Israel by going to Egypt and being brought out of Egypt, just as Israel had so many years before. We saw in chapter three how Jesus was baptized and even anointed by the Holy Spirit for ministry, declared as the Son of God by his Father speaking from heaven. Then in the beginning of chapter four, we saw the temptation where Jesus was led in the wilderness, again re-enacting the 40 years history of Israel in the wilderness in 40 days and 40 nights. Then Jesus's temptation, where he faithfully resisted every temptation that Satan could throw at him. Now that Satan has been defeated in this initial battle, Satan is set to the side, he is bound. The strongman is bound so that Jesus can go into the strongman's house, the territory that formerly belonged to Satan in this area of darkness, Galilee of the Gentiles, to begin his rescue mission where the darkest darkness is thickest. This is the beginning of Jesus's public ministry. Again, this is going to be in Galilee. Not in Judea, not in Jerusalem in the south. This is in northern Galilee, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali. If you don't know what those are, you can be forgiven because their names hardly come up. These are two of the tribes of Israel whose inheritances were in the northern part of Israel. And we read that the fact that Jesus would minister here was foretold in the prophet Isaiah. Matthew quotes Isaiah 9:1-2, “by the land of Zebulun and the Land of Naphtali”, the way of the sea beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles or Galilee of the Nations. This is the place where many Jewish people lived, but this is a place where there were also many of the Gentiles who were living there. This was by virtue of where it was the corridor to the rest of the world. That's what we read about in verse 16, “The people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light.” Understand the northern part of the Promised Land of Israel was the way in which any enemies had to come up and over and down. They couldn't march straight west to get across the wilderness, to get to Israel directly. What they had to do is to go up and around and down through Galilee. So Galilee was the corridor through which all the nations came to attack the people of God. Syria came down during the days of Isaiah, as well as the more barbarous empire of Syria. Syria marched through Galilee and conquered all of these nations, including the tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali, along with the other 10 tribes of the northern area of Israel. This was an area of darkness and war and death. These were those who are dwelling in the region and the shadow of death, as we read Matthew quoting in verse 16 and as Isaiah said so long ago, this is where a light will dawn. There was a promise that a light would dawn here, and it's to this area that Jesus comes the great light, the light of light, the one who is the light of life. Here he comes to this area to be a light in a dark place because you see Assyria, the great empire that conquered the northern ten tribes of Israel, the nation that marched all the way south to come right to the gates of Jerusalem, and then were turned away by the miraculous work of God. This Assyrian empire is long gone, but in this area, the people are still dwelling in deep spiritual darkness. It's here where Jesus goes first. We should remember Matthew was quoting Isaiah 9:1-2. We should remember what comes just a few verses later in verses six and seven. Matthew is not just quoting only this portion, he's quoting the whole context. He wants us to remember everything that Isaiah chapter nine prophecies. Isaiah 9:6-7 declares this For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this. Isaiah 9:6-7, ESV Now, one commentator pointed out, and I honestly had not thought of this myself, this passage is nowhere directly quoted in the New Testament. It's such an obvious prophecy of Jesus, and it's nowhere directly quoted or cited in the New Testament. The closest thing we have is right here, where Matthew quotes the first part of the chapter trying to get our ears to remember what's coming later. That the Son, this child is born to re-establish the reign and the throne of David and of his kingdom, of his government there will be no end. That's what Jesus is doing here, and it all starts in Nowheresville, the darkest place on Earth, in Galilee. It's here in verse 17 that the public ministry of Jesus begins with his preaching, “Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” Verbatim, Jesus preaches the exact same message as we saw earlier from John the Baptist in 3:2, “Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” We talked about how repentance is first and foremost. The Greek word means a change of mind. It means that we repent from our sin and think differently about our sin, specifically in judging it differently. Not just to say, oh yeah, I don't see that the same way as I used to, but to recognize and to acknowledge that we are guilty in the sight of God. It's a change of mind, but it's a change of mind that stems from a change of heart. That from the depths of our soul, we begin to hate the filth, meanness and odiousness of our sin. We haven't just recognized that it's wrong, we hate it. Repentance is a change of mind that stems from a change of heart that leads into a change of life. The Hebrew word that's often translated in repentance in the Old Testament means turning, a turning from one thing to another. Where our lives are formally given to sin, we turn them to look instead to follow Jesus Christ by faith. A change of mind that stems from a change of heart that leads to a change of life. The reason we do this is in view of the coming of the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus is declaring the king is here, the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand and in view of the kingdom, repent. The public ministry of Jesus, with these words, is underway. Now, there's a funny episode of a television show where there are these two characters who are at a live performance of a musical, and they aren't necessarily people you would think of as attending a musical. But the first character is sort of notoriously annoying, and he's talking and the second character really doesn't seem like he'd be someone at a musical. But he stops the other character, and he says, “If we don't listen to the overture, we won't recognize the musical themes when they come back later.” Now, if you know that quotation, it's a funny line in this particular show. I quote it because it's probably the best explanation of what's happening during the initial introduction of music. In musicals or in operas you listen to hear the musical themes when they come back later. Already we're hearing a few of these themes come up and we listen, so we don't miss them when they come up later. We've seen the theme of the cross, the very first words that narrate for us, the public ministry of Jesus tell us about how John was arrested, handed over in the same words that will describe the way Jesus must be handed over to the hands of wicked men to be crucified. That theme of the cross is going to come up again and again and again until Jesus gives up his last breath on the cross. Later, in the book of Matthew, the second theme we hear is about Galilee. Galilee, the corridor to reach the nations of the Gentiles. Already, the universal global implications of the conquest of Jesus's kingdom is in view. He knows what he's doing. Jesus came to make disciples of all nations. The Mandate of Discipleship Now, when we come to the second section, in verses 18 to 22, another theme is going to come up. It's the theme of discipleship and Matthew has a deep interest. What he's going to say tells us a lot about discipleship through the rest of this gospel. So in the second section, we come to the mandate of discipleship. Jesus's mandate, his command to follow him as his disciples. Now Leon Morris, the commentator, describes what we read in verses eighteen to twenty-two as something of a simple account. We hear the story of how Jesus calls four of his disciples here, and later on we're going to hear the story of how Jesus calls a fifth disciple, Matthew himself, the author of this gospel. We're going to hear his story. He's going to tell us how Jesus called him and not as a fisherman, but as a tax collector to follow him as a disciple. Yet we don't read about Jesus calling any of the other disciples. We just hear the standard overview that these were his disciples. These seven other people were his disciples, but we don't hear their story. The reason this is a simple account of discipleship is we're probably meant to understand that every time Jesus called those other seven disciples, it sounded like this. So we read about these four fishermen, two sets of brothers and Jesus walking by the Sea of Galilee. He's still in Galilee. Verse 18, “While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.” Then we read a little bit later in verse twenty-one and going on, “And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them.” So two sets of brothers who are all fishermen. Now these fishermen were rough. They would have been tough. These would have been blue collar men who knew how to get the job done, but they are probably not poor. Sometimes we think about the disciples as destitute, and they didn't really have much going for them until Jesus called, but that's probably not the case. In Mark 1:20, Don Carson points out that in Mark chapter 20, we read about the hired men that are left behind to continue running the fishing operation. They weren't necessarily poor. In fact, the emphasis that we are getting here in this story is how much they leave behind. It's a story about the cost of discipleship, and they're counting the cost of the discipleship. So when Jesus says in verse 19, follow me and I will make you fishers of men. He's saying he's giving a physical description. There's different ways of describing following Jesus, but it always describes a physical following behind Jesus, because that's what disciples did. They followed behind their master and physically went wherever the master went. Then we read in verse 20, “immediately they left their nets and followed him.” Then verse 22 James and John respond in the exact same way, “Immediately, they left the boat.” Now, one person points out, well, notice both of them had nets and both of them had boats. Both of them leave nets and boats. But we read about leaving the nets first and then reading the boat second. We're reading about the totality, and Matthew is so good at saying this in a concise way. They left everything behind. They left everything behind. With James and John, we also read about how they left behind their father. It wasn't just their trade, it wasn't just their property, it was their relations, their father, they left behind as part of the cost of the call to follow Jesus as his disciples. The call to discipleship that Matthew was going to tell us so much more about in this book is costly. But these first disciples didn't hesitate, they didn't wait. They immediately left their nets and their boats and their father to follow Jesus. Why didn't they hesitate even a little bit for this? Well, I have a friend, an elder in another church who has very much internalized a mission of trying to teach people to remember what we learn in the fourth commandment, to remember the Sabbath Day and to keep it holy. He's trying to teach other people in his church and lead them in modeling and teaching that the whole day is to be given to worship, except insofar as where works of necessity or works of mercy require our attention. As he's talking with people about what it would mean to give the whole Lord's Day, that we're on today, to the worship of God, what would that entail? He says he finds in a lot of cases he's hearing objections about what this will cost them. Does this mean that I have to give up football? Does this mean that I have to give up the Super Bowl? Does this mean that I have to give up a chance to get caught up on a busy week or a chance to get ahead on what I know will be a busy week at work? Does this mean that I have to give up time just to relax, me time? Can't I just relax? One of the illustrations, and I found this such a vivid illustration so I'm borrowing it from him. Whenever he has these conversations, he says, well, think about the cost like this; if someone came to you today and they said, I will give you one billion billion, with a B for boy, billion dollars for your house. Would you go home and start itemizing every square foot of your home and start calculating it out and start trying to see? Boy, I don't know, let's see how much this is actually worth. No, you know, your house is worth something, but you know it doesn't come close to a billion dollars for the exchange. You wouldn't hesitate immediately. You would leave your house for the billion dollars you would get in exchange for leaving it. These disciples are giving up everything they have to gain, everything they could never have apart from Jesus. You give up everything to gain the whole world and then some to gain Christ himself and everything he has not necessarily in this life, but certainly in the life to come. I've often quoted this, but it's worth quoting again. Jim Elliott, a missionary who is a martyr gave his life bearing witness as a disciple of Jesus, calling others to be his disciples. Once said, “He is no fool to give up what he cannot keep to gain what he can never lose.” These disciples are no fools. They're following the master to gain what they can never lose. See here that in this story, we are hearing about the first disciples at the outset of Jesus ministry. There's one of those themes for the gospel of Matthew and the lessons. We don't miss it when it comes up again. We are seeing this theme of discipleship. Jesus has them follow him to come behind him. He will teach them, he will train them, he will test them, and they will make many mistakes that we will see along the way. They will even make the grave mistake the sin of abandoning Jesus in his hour of need. Yet through them, Jesus will establish his kingdom in this world. The Ministry of Discipleship Well, this brings us to the third section, the third aspect of this global disciple making mission and kingdom. We see now the ministry of discipleship in the third section of verses 23 through 25. So in verse 23, we read that, “Jesus went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.” Another word for proclaiming, is another way to translate that word for preaching that we saw earlier in verse 17. We should remember that Jesus's proclamation, his message mirrors what we saw earlier in John the Baptist in Matthew 3:2. We are also seeing here some of the differences between the ministry of John and Jesus. So they preach the same message, but Jesus doesn't go to the wilderness of Judea in the South, as John does. Jesus goes to Nowheresville, dark Galilee. John the Baptist baptized in the Jordan River, but Jesus taught in the synagogues. He went to every tiny, out-of-the-way village where they had these little churches who would come together for the reading of the word of God and for prayers, just like we're doing today. With a fuller revelation of Jesus Christ and him crucified, Jesus went into these synagogues to teach rather than preaching publicly outdoors at the Jordan River. John the Baptist was only a preacher, whereas Jesus is a preacher and a teacher. John baptized, Jesus did not baptize, he had other people baptized for him. Jesus came to heal every disease and affliction. The main difference between John and Jesus, then, is that John came to announce the kingdom and he came to prepare people for the coming of the kingdom, whereas Jesus came to set up the kingdom. Jesus comes to establish the kingdom by his word, his teaching about the word of God and by his deeds, by all of the miracles he would perform to heal people as a symbol of the great healing work that he would work for them at the cross. We read that just as Jesus went throughout all Galilee, we read in verse twenty-four that his fame spread throughout all Syria, just north of there. They brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains. Those are oppressed with various diseases, or those are oppressed by demons, those having seizures and paralytics, ahe healed them. Notice all Galilee, all Syria, all the sick. One commentator points out, this is getting at the comprehensiveness of Jesus's ministry. He was everywhere all the time, ministering as far as he could physically take himself. Then we read in verse twenty-five that great crowds followed him. They followed him from Galilee and the Decapolis, a Gentile area, and from Jerusalem and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan, the Jordanian area. This is from everywhere. There's an emphasis here, we get a sampling here of all the nations, all the nations are already in view in the discipleship of Jesus. It's returned to that theme of all the nations making disciples of all the nations. What should we make of these crowds? Well, these crowds are following Jesus in some ways, like his disciples are following him. What we are going to see from these crowds is that not all of them are regenerate. Not all of them really know and love Jesus right now. You know, I've heard different statistics cited for this idea, but people who come to believe in Christ have heard the gospel already seven times. They've heard the gospel seven times before believing or in some statistics it takes 18 times for someone to hear the gospel enough to believe in Jesus Christ. Now, I'm not sure if this statistic is accurate statistically, especially because there are so many in the Bible and so many in life experience now who hear the gospel for the first time and respond to Jesus and faith. I don't know what exactly the numbers are, but I do know that what that idea expresses is certainly the case of these crowds that follow Jesus. We know that there are some in the crowds who already believe, they are already following Jesus in faith. The hint that we give to this doesn't come until after Jesus has been crucified, after he has been resurrected, after he has ascended into heaven. Because after that, the Apostles have to appoint a new apostle to take Judas' spot. Judas who betrayed, handed over Jesus. When they do so, the qualification is that they have to have someone who followed Jesus from the very beginning, from the baptism of John onward, and they were able to identify two men, Matthias and Joseph called Barnabas, in Acts chapter one who fit that qualification. They believed in Jesus and followed him from the beginning, though they had as many confusions and doubts and questions as the rest of the disciples. Yet right away, they're following Jesus by faith. There are, of course, some of these people who will never believe. When the time is right, they will turn from Jesus, they will abandon Jesus. They will demand that Jesus be crucified and that Barabbas, a murderer and an insurrectionist, be released instead of Jesus at the day of the crucifixion. There are also those who don't yet necessarily believe now, but that's coming at some point in the future. You know, you think of Nicodemus, who's hearing about Jesus and wants to talk to Jesus but doesn't understand what Jesus is teaching. Then by the end of John, he's there, helping to bury Jesus because he was looking for the kingdom. Or you think about these crowds who will be shouting, crucify him at the end of Matthew, who on the day of Pentecost their hearts will be cut to the quick and they will say, sirs, what must we do to be saved? How can we be saved? Different people come to follow and believe in Jesus in different ways and at different times. Now part of what I'm getting at is these crowds are a reminder that disciple making is endless. It is inefficient. This isn't the speedy service system. We cannot make disciples and the way McDonald's makes hamburgers. This work is messy. It is filled with ups and downs. But it's the ministry that Jesus both modeled and that he mandated for his church to carry on after him. Throughout the scriptures, we have encouragement because this is such hard labor to make disciples. Paul writes in 2 Thessalonians 3:13, “Do not grow weary in doing good.” Then he reminds us in 1 Corinthians 3:6 that “One will plant, another will water, but it is God who gives the growth.” You may plant and never hear anything from the person you've planted in, only to find an eternity to come that because of your seed planting God, used someone else to water that person's life and God through all of that gave the growth of leading that person to know Jesus. Jesus himself reminded us that one will sow and another will reap, in John chapter four, but that both will rejoice together. So Paul encourages us in the Lord, your labor is not in vain in 1 Corinthians 15:55. Why? Because making disciples is hard. It's endless. It's wearisome. It's inefficient. It is up and down. Application The application we see from all this is to make disciples of all nations. That's what Jesus came to do, to make disciples of all nations. That's our application, make disciples of all nations. From the beginning of Jesus's public ministry, he's building this culture of discipleship. So he begins to preach in verse 17, but immediately after launching the ministry himself, he begins to call disciples to come after him. He calls them to have a front row seat, to see everything the master did, to hear everything that the master taught, to learn after him by direct observation. Ultimately, Jesus will send these disciples to be his witnesses in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth. Now at Harvest, our mission is taken directly from this. Our mission is that we are making disciples who worship and serve. So I want to take a moment to connect what Jesus is doing here 2000 years ago with what we are busy with at Harvest week in and week out. First, let's have a reminder of the message of discipleship, repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Discipleship has to begin with the gospel. It has to begin with the proclamation that we are sinners who fall short of the glory of God and that we are guilty in God's sight and that God finds our sin filthy and odious, even if we do not. So Jesus, by grace, calls us to turn from that to have a change of mind about our sin, that stems from a change of heart, that overflows into a change of life as we turn from our sin and instead look to Jesus by faith. Repent, you're a sinner condemned to die. Repent in light of God's grace. God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance, but you must repent for the kingdom as at hand. In the Kingdom of Jesus, there is abundant room for sinners, but there was no room for sin. So let me say that another way. There is abundant room for repentant sinners. As we leave behind our old ways to embrace the call to discipleship, to follow in Christ's ways. But there is no room to bring with us our sin, to limp between two opinions. We preach this gospel week in and week out to call you and to remind us and strengthen us and to encourage ourselves to carry on as the disciples of Jesus. That's the message of discipleship. Second, we have this mandate of discipleship, we must help others to follow Jesus. Jesus sends us as his witnesses, to call other people to follow after Jesus. Mark Dever has a really helpful definition. He says that, ”Discipleship refers to our own following Christ.” When we're thinking about how we follow Jesus, that's our discipleship. But then he says, “Discipling or making disciples, is a subset of that. It's a part of that, which means to help someone else to follow Christ.” Followers of Christ, and part of what that means to follow Christ means that we must serve others to help them to follow Christ too. Now just as Jesus has from the very beginning of his mission, trying to build this culture of discipleship. That's what we're trying to do at Harvest. We're trying to build this culture of discipleship. That was here certainly before I got here, that was here before Harvest was planted. That we'll be here long after we are dead and gone. There's this culture of continually calling and whatever age we are given, whatever neighbors are in our midst, whatever opportunities we have to call people in our sphere of influence to follow after Jesus during the course of our lives. Before we can talk about the structures and the programs and the partnerships at Harvest, we have to think then about this vision for discipleship. A passion for disciplining people. This isn't something we farm out to parachurch organizations. This isn't something conducted by lone ranger Christians. This is the mandate that Christ is given to his church. Make disciples of all nations. That's the mandate we have. Then finally, we have third, the ministry of discipleship. Jesus shows us here his ministry by word and by deed. Discipleship again starts with the Ministry of the Word. It begins with the preaching of the gospel repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Turn from your sins and embrace Christ by faith. There's no hope of salvation outside of Jesus. So in the church, Jesus has given pastors and elders to lead in this formal preaching and teaching ministry in the church. To be dedicated to a ministry of word and prayer. There's also informal ministry of teaching happening all the time. We have Bible studies, we have Sunday school classes, we have Wednesday night where we are disciplining children and youth, and there's leadership development. We have prayer groups. We have personal conversations. Every conversation you have is an opportunity to help someone follow Christ more closely. We have these opportunities both here in Omaha and to all nations through our missions. Work discipleship begins with the proclamation of the word, the Ministry of the Word. But then discipleship also requires this ministry of deed. We're not given the ongoing gifts of healing. We certainly pray for healing and God heals, but we don't have these ongoing gifts of healing that Jesus had. Those were for the early church as a confirmation of the message of the Gospel of Jesus. Nevertheless, discipleship requires ministry of mercy to the poor, the sick and the suffering. Again, Jesus gives officers deacons to his church to lead us in ministry of generosity and ministries of mercy. If you're not an officer, you're just here today. What about you? Where do you fit into all of this? But let me give you a couple of opportunities to partake in Jesus Christ's global, over the course of thousands of years, disciple making kingdom. This is your part of this. First of all, I want to start, we have a value of being a church that has given over to prayer. That we are dependent upon prayer. We need prayer warriors. We need people who are dedicated to secret prayer. If you can do nothing else, dedicate yourself to secret prayer. Get a copy of the directory and pray down the list of the people in this church for their needs as far as you know them. Pray for the people of this church. Also next week we have our monthly prayer service, come to this. That's a time where, as a church, we give ourselves to prayer outside of our normal Sunday morning worship ministries. As well as the other groups that have for prayer along the week. There's a women's prayer group and there's a men's prayer group. Give yourself to prayer. This is one more reminder that this isn't like building a business. Planting new churches are not like opening new franchises. We are entirely dependent upon God's Spirit, and we are dependent upon God's Spirit through prayer. So we need people to pray. The second thing we need is children's discipleship ministries. God has blessed us with many children in this church. What a blessing we have here with children. We need teachers, we have a number of teachers who are very faithful. We need, if you have any interest in serving by teaching children understand, please come talk to us, especially Andrew is coordinating a lot of this. We need people who can help with this ministry on Sunday mornings, with nursery or Sunday school, but especially on Wednesday night. We have a number of teachers who we sort of have just the people there, and if they're sick or can't be there, it's a scramble to kind of fill holes and fill gaps there. Please help. God is doing some wonderful things on Wednesday night to disciple our children. Please be a part of that. We need teachers. We need also deed ministry. There are people helping faithfully to serve food. If you want to be a part of that, please let us know. We'd love for you to help with that ministry. We need prayer, we need children's discipleship and we need outreach. Now we're going to talk about this a little bit more in the coming months, but we are coming to the end of a three year campaign, the Building on a Firm Foundation campaign. If you were here three years ago, or if you've read some of the brochures that are out in the parlor. By the way, grab one if you haven't had one. We have boxes of these, grab one even if you just want to wallpaper your house with them. When we talked about this campaign that we had, we talked about some of the outreach that we wanted to do. We were praying that as part of investing in this building and repairing some of the structural issues that we had here, we wanted to be here because of the strategic importance of being here to reach some of the people around us. We were praying that God would bring us college students, and by God's grace, you're all here. Thank you for being here today. We've been praying for you for the last several years, that college students would be here. So can you host college students for lunch? That's happening next week. We also talked a lot about outreach to ESL. Some of the people right around our church, we found a statistic that 23 percent of the households within one mile of Harvest speak a language other than English. Harvest has in the past had this wonderful ministry of ESL, English as a Second Language, to build relationships with people in our midst who don't yet know Christ. If you're interested in that, we would love to restart that. Talk to Mike Lueders. He has a passion and a burden for doing that. These are areas where we want to have increased outreach, increased children's discipleship, increased prayer. Finally, here's something that anyone can do, we need personal discipleship. Can you do something as simple as meeting regularly with one other person, reading the Bible and praying together, talking about what God is teaching you in your life. Building someone up. It's so simple, but it's so deep and rich in the discipleship ministry and the discipling ministries of the church. Discipleship and making disciples doesn't mean that you need to be an expert, you don't need a seminary degree or a doctorate. You don't need to be trained for 40 years before you're willing to enter into the fields of Harvest. Understand as disciples, you will make mistakes. Jesus called his disciples to come after him, and immediately they started making mistakes. You will, too. I do all the time. If you're here, you're further along than somebody. You're further along than your unbelieving neighbor or then someone who's never heard the gospel of Jesus. Can you help that person, even it's just inviting a neighbor to come with you to church. Or it's serving on Wednesday nights to our children. Can you help someone follow Jesus just a little bit better? This is the ministry we have of discipleship. It is the work that God gives us in this global kingdom work of making disciples. Just as Jesus began, so we are continuing to do this. Let's pray that God may strengthen us in this hard, messy, inefficient, difficult work of making disciples until he comes again. Let's pray. Heavenly Father, we pray that we would each individually follow Jesus as disciples. To repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand and to learn to embrace Christ by faith. We pray that insofar as you give us faith, that you would use us as your instruments to lead others to faith in Jesus and to grow in that faith as disciples of Jesus. Father, we are entirely dependent on the work of your Spirit. By the power of Jesus Christ who pours out this Spirit from heaven. And so we pray, send your Spirit and dwell your people. Empower your church for the disciple making ministries that you've given us, until the day that our Lord Jesus returns. It's in his name we pray. Amen.

The Proven Principles Hospitality Podcast
How to become the employer of choice: Jill Raff, EX2CX™ Expert

The Proven Principles Hospitality Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 41:51


Jill is a globally recognized EX2CX™ expert who helps organizations create new systems and procedures to develop the strong cultures that drive higher retention and greater productivity. The EX is Employee Experience and CX is Customer Experience. This conversation centers much more on the employee experience and how focusing efforts here will almost certainly take care of the CX part of your business. Jill shares her perspective on company culture, why it can be so hard to make the reality on the ground look like what is written in countless company documents, how to find gaps in reality vs. expectation and much much more. This episode tries to give some insight into where leadership efforts should be placed as virtually everyone in hospitality is dealing with some level of staffing challenge. As they say, the best recruiting strategy is a retention strategy, and improving retention is to make sure there is alignment of expectations up and down the chain. About JillJill Raff is the globally recognized EX2CX™ Expert, amongst the Top 150 Global Customer Experience Thought Leaders and Influencers, who works with executive leadership who recognize the paradigm shift due to the pandemic; the non-negotiable creation of a more humanized culture prioritizing their people. She helps organizations that now acknowledge their people are their greatest asset but need help creating new systems and procedures to develop the culture which exhibits this core value resulting in higher retention and greater productivity for a true collaborative team. Jill works with organizations to achieve the reward of employee and customer lifetime value through her methodology connecting the employee experience (EX) to the customer experience (CX)- EX2CX™.  While many professionals talk about the customer experience – Jill Raff has lived it from day one. Jill grew up working with her parents, owner/operators of one of the first McDonald's franchises in the world, store #150. Her customer service philosophy originated from observing her mother and father's work and their interactions with legendary founder, Ray Kroc. EX and CX are in Jill's DNA.  She helps owners and executive leadership Turn Employees Into Advocates and Customer Magnets. Linkshttp://www.jillraff.com/ (www.jillraff.com) And CLICK on “Hi Jill! How can you help me?” to tell me about your business! https://www.linkedin.com/in/EX2CX-Expert (https://www.linkedin.com/in/EX2CX-Expert) https://www.instagram.com/ex2cx_expert (https://www.instagram.com/ex2cx_expert) Offer: How to Double Your Hotel's 5-Star Trip Advisor Ratings in 10 Days: https://www.jillraff.com/5star-tripadvisor/ (https://www.jillraff.com/5star-tripadvisor/) --- Thank you to Breezeway for sponsoring this episode. If you're looking for an operations software platform that will make an immediate impact on your business, visit http://breezeway.io/provenprinciples (breezeway.io/provenprinciples) to learn more. --- For past episodes, show notes or if you've got a story that might make a great episode, head over to https://www.theprovenprinciplespodcast.com/ (theprovenprinciplespodcast.com). We'd love to hear from you. You can subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts, even on YouTube... and if you haven't already, don't forget to leave us a rating and a review.  Thanks for listening to The Proven Principles Hospitality Podcast.

Cápsulas Gerenciales
2022.02.08 - Ray Kroc y MCDonald's

Cápsulas Gerenciales

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 5:12


Esta semana estamos hablando acerca de emprendedores que fundaron empresas después de haber cumplido 40, 50 y hasta 60 años. Escucha esta cápsula y descubre como Ray Crok, a sus 52 años, descubrió en McDonald 's una oportunidad de negocio que termino cambiando la industria de la comida rápida

NerdBrand
E92: The Founder Movie with Guest Lauren Coulter from Biscuit Belly

NerdBrand

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 45:46


On this episode of the NerdBrand podcast, our guest is Lauren Coulter, Director of Franchise Sales & Development of Biscuit Belly! Biscuit Belly is a growing breakfast concept restaurant.Aside from drooling over Biscuit Belly's "damn good biscuits," we're talking about one of NerdBrand's favorite actors, Michael Keaton, and his role in the film "The Founder."The Founder is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by John Lee Hancock and written by Robert Siegel. Starring Michael Keaton as businessman Ray Kroc, the film portrays the story of his creation of the McDonald's fast-food restaurant chain.In spite of Ray's character, he did take an efficient business (delivering fast food) to new heights.Some issues we saw highlighted in the film:1. Lack of vision from the original founders of McDonald's and an unwillingness to scale2. Unclear brand mission and purpose to initial franchisees - he just sold3. Understanding the business - the foundation of the business was not food. It was real estate.4. Your personal life can impact the business' success greatly.Some Helpful Linkswww.nerbrandagency.com/podcasthttps://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-coulter-

FlashCast By PDB, With Phil Di Bella
Phil Di Bella's Top Books and Learning Material - (Archive Select)

FlashCast By PDB, With Phil Di Bella

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 9:45


In today's episode, Phil shares his top source learning material. Here they are: Books:You Can Read Anyone; David J, Lieberman‎.Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It; Christopher Voss and Tahl RazMindset; Carol DweckGrinding It Out The Making of McDonald's; Ray Kroc, Robert AndersonStart With Why; Simon Sinek   Magazine Subscription:Harvard Business Review   Video:Steve Jobs Last words Podcasts:Tim Ferris ShowThe Human Project As always, thanks for listeningSubscribe, rate and review the show, and send us your questions at our Facebook page Facebook.com/FlashCastByPDB or at ask@flashcastbypdb.com

Divij’s Den
Biggest Business Lessons From 2021 | Divij's Den | Ep 32

Divij’s Den

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 22:01


Biggest Business Lessons From 2021 | Divij's Den | Ep 32 I found five key takeaways that apply not only to operating a business under pandemic guidelines but also to moving forward. 1. People Are At The Heart This first takeaway seems so obvious. After all, we rely on people to work in our businesses. We wouldn't even have a business to operate if we didn't have people to serve. The more we can position ourselves to care for the people who make up our teams, our vendors, our suppliers and our communities, the more our businesses benefit. When we truly care for people, it shows in everything that we do. Likewise, people want to support those who support them. As a result, making people a priority in your business tends to pay off. One example that I always like to point to is Chick-fil-A. The company treats its employees well and provides them with great benefits. As a result, it seems to attract the best and brightest in its industry. Just as they do for their team members, Chick-fil-A franchisees often go above and beyond for their patrons and the communities they serve. When you combine this culture of caring for people with a consistently great product, the results are apparent. 2. Cash Is King I have often spoken of the importance of keeping cash in reserve. Many business owners keep a personal emergency fund in their savings accounts. Usually, this is about three to six months' worth of their monthly expenses. However, if we understand the importance of having a financial safety net within our own lives, why do so many of us neglect it in our businesses? Last year is a perfect example of why we need to have cash beyond our normal operating cash flow. Having enough cash on hand to weather any crisis for at least three to six months could determine whether your business makes it. In fact, it could even be the difference between whether it thrives or merely survives. If you don't have a cash reserve built up for your business, make this a priority. 3. Ensure That You're Scalable Typically, the organizations that really thrived during 2020 were those that were scalable. I've often touted the benefits of scalability, and last year provided us with a prime example of the need for it in our businesses. When businesses are scalable, they can quickly change to meet the level of demand. They have extremely high levels of efficiency and can expand or decrease their output through creative scheduling or by hiring just a few more people. However, a pandemic isn't the only reason business owners should strive to make their companies scalable. A scalable business typically has greater value to prospective investors and buyers. This is because scalable businesses, from what I've seen, are usually not reliant on their owners to coordinate their daily operations, and they have proven systems in place that enable them to be easily duplicated. Ray Kroc recognized the value of scalability and became one of the most successful restaurant franchisers of all time. 4. Technology Is The Future Of Business Whether you love it or hate it, you might as well embrace it. Technology is the future of business. Over the past year, we've seen drastic increases in the remote workforce, e-commerce and digital marketing. In fact, with 42% of the U.S. labor force working from home full time, 2020 showed us that the traditional brick-and-mortar office space isn't as necessary as it once was. U.S. consumers produced the largest online shopping day in history on Cyber Monday 2020, spending an incredible $10.8 billion. With numbers like this, it's no wonder that many businesses invested more in digital ad spending — particularly social media and paid search — last year. Businesses that embrace technology place themselves in the best position to capitalize on this growing share of the market.

PÉNÉLOPE BOEUF
Ray Kroc

PÉNÉLOPE BOEUF

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 2:46


Ray Kroc n'est pas l'inventeur des crocs ... Auteure des textes : Anouk KriefDirection Editoriale: Pénélope BoeufVoix : Pénélope BoeufProduction : La Toile Sur Écoute Voir Acast.com/privacy pour les informations sur la vie privée et l'opt-out.

The Legal Toolkit
Fast Food For Thought; Modern Legal Ethics; and What Would Florida Man Do? - Holiday Edition

The Legal Toolkit

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 34:25


Struggling with efficiency in your law practice? Well, go watch “The Founder” starring Michael Keaton, meditate on its entrepreneurial lessons, and you should be good to go. Jared thinks so, anyway. Next, Jared welcomes Mark C. Palmer of the Illinois Supreme Court's 2Civility Program to discuss a variety of the ways legal ethics have evolved alongside the new developments in technology and communication. They chat about texting with clients, client portals, cryptocurrency, virtual practice, and more. Last, the Rump Roast ushers in the return of “What Would Florida Man Do?”—this time with a holiday spin! Jared offers up a series of peculiar news stories and Mark must determine whether a true “Florida Man” was involved.   Mark C. Palmer is the Chief Counsel of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, also known as 2Civility ---- Since we talked about the McDonald brothers Speedee system, and what a tool Ray Kroc was, how about some songs about food! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7IAkSDRYzv56bUr0sPNnkN?si=77d9c717eaa540f4 ---- Our opening track is Two Cigarettes by Major Label Interest. The music for the Legal Trends Report Minute is I See You by Sounds Like Sander. Our closing track is Low Lit Blues by Renderings.   Special thanks to our sponsors TimeSolv, Clio, Scorpion, and Alert Communications.

Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics
Fast Food For Thought; Modern Legal Ethics; and What Would Florida Man Do? - Holiday Edition

Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 34:25


Struggling with efficiency in your law practice? Well, go watch “The Founder” starring Michael Keaton, meditate on its entrepreneurial lessons, and you should be good to go. Jared thinks so, anyway. Next, Jared welcomes Mark C. Palmer of the Illinois Supreme Court's 2Civility Program to discuss a variety of the ways legal ethics have evolved alongside the new developments in technology and communication. They chat about texting with clients, client portals, cryptocurrency, virtual practice, and more. Last, the Rump Roast ushers in the return of “What Would Florida Man Do?”—this time with a holiday spin! Jared offers up a series of peculiar news stories and Mark must determine whether a true “Florida Man” was involved.   Mark C. Palmer is the Chief Counsel of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, also known as 2Civility ---- Since we talked about the McDonald brothers Speedee system, and what a tool Ray Kroc was, how about some songs about food! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7IAkSDRYzv56bUr0sPNnkN?si=77d9c717eaa540f4 ---- Our opening track is Two Cigarettes by Major Label Interest. The music for the Legal Trends Report Minute is I See You by Sounds Like Sander. Our closing track is Low Lit Blues by Renderings.   Special thanks to our sponsors TimeSolv, Clio, Scorpion, and Alert Communications.

The Zeitgeist Tapes
The Founder

The Zeitgeist Tapes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 33:22


The Founder is based on the true story of how McDonalds became the behemoth it is today. It focuses not on the McDonald brothers - who invented the Speed-E system that revolutionised 'fast food' but on Ray Kroc - the man who franchised the idea to millions.  Released in 2016, this film encapsulates the tensions between Main Street and Wall Street - which was a dominant political narrative of that year's election

The Cash Value Solutions Podcast
71: Famous People That Have Used Whole Life Insurance

The Cash Value Solutions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 12:36


Jason and Kyle discuss what famous entrepreneurs have used whole life insurance to save or expand their businesses.    Names like Walt Disney, JC Penny, Ray Kroc, Doris Christopher, Jim Harbaugh have had whole life insurance play huge rolls in their success Having access to capital in their policies was crucial for their success Link to blog: https://cashvaluesolutions.com/blog/what-famous-names-have-used-whole-life-insurance-cash-values-to-stay-in-business For more information: Visit our website: www.cashvaluesolutions.com Schedule an IBC Discovery Call: https://calendly.com/cvsol Like our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Cash-Value-Solutions-106402764460189 Follow Kyle on Twitter: @KyleMans Connect with Jason on LinkedIn: Jason Pohlmeier Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoogEEuTFvE4aWk7vB8dDFA Submit questions to: kyle@cashvaluesolutions.com or jason@cashvaluesolutions.com Get Becoming Your Own Banker: https://infinitebanking.org/product/becoming-your-own-banker/ref/44/ Get Farming Without the Bank: https://bs352.isrefer.com/go/wtb/kmans/

Economics For Business
Eamonn Butler's Primer on Entrepreneurship and Its Social Good

Economics For Business

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021


Entrepreneurship is the great force for social good — in fact, the greatest force for good in the history of civilization. It's the system of continuously improving the lives of others so we can improve our own lives. Through entrepreneurship, we can achieve greater and greater levels of community, collaboration and societal advance. Eamonn Butler, Co-Founder and Director of the Adam Smith Institute, has written what he calls a Primer for understanding and appreciating the wonderful institution of entrepreneurship (Mises.org/E4B_130_Book1). He highlights some of the key points on the Economics For Business podcast. Innovation and improvement. To continuously improve people's lives, we need new things. We need people to invent things that haven't been thought of before. And we need innovators, people who improve those things and find new purposes for them or new ways of producing and distributing them. And we need entrepreneurship, the marshalling of resources to produce these better things faster and more efficiently and get them into more people's hands. Entrepreneurs are those unique people who organize the marshalling of resources, and who risk their own capital and their investors' capital in this pursuit of a better future for all. Cascading Development. When entrepreneurs undertake this act of discovery, and especially when they succeed, they trigger cascading development. One innovation and entrepreneurial initiative leads to another. They are all aimed at making people's lives better — easier, healthier, more convenient, more affordable, more efficient. And, eventually, knowledge spreads, and people's lives are transformed, so that Indian peasant farmers can check produce prices on their smartphone and get the best offer from the market. Development cascades from individual to individual, firm to firm, market to market and country to country. It's never-ending improvement. Long-termism and ethical behavior. The outcome is long term uplift and benefit for all. Entrepreneurs are long term thinkers. They are focused on the lifetime of their company and their products, and perhaps to passing them on to the next generation (Politicians are the opposite — they can only think in election cycles). Entrepreneurs don't want to just make a short term profit and then leave the market. They want long term revenues and long term profits. That means creating reliable, returning customers who love the entrepreneur's product. That requires delighting those customers, serving them impeccably, never letting them down or breaking a promise. There are few other, if any, institutions that are constituted in this way. This Long-termism is ethical. Entrepreneurship is ethically driven. Internationalism A small firm can trade on a global stage, and if they can, they will. It's easier than ever before in the digital era. New and better ideas quickly spread around the world. But it has always been the case, since the earliest of times. Politicians establish borders to divide people, and then violate them in invasions and wars. Entrepreneurs see no borders between people. Political borders can't divide markets. Social good. Entrepreneurship achieves more for social good than any other institution. Entrepreneurial innovation in goods and services enhances life and opens up new possibilities. Customers flock to entrepreneurs because of the tremendous service they deliver. The constant improvement delivered by entrepreneurs constitutes civilizational progress. The competitive pressure to improve quality and utilize resources more efficiently generates more and more value for the world. It's an error to see business as extractive — extracting and using up resources. Business is generative, putting life-changing inventions at the disposal of the global population. What's seen is the dirt and smoke left over from mining or manufacturing. What's not seen, and is often unappreciated, is the huge amount of good that comes into the world via entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is the application of property rights at every scale. It's another error to think of entrepreneurship as small business or young and immature business. Ray Kroc of McDonald's was a great example of an entrepreneur who worked out how to operate a hamburger restaurant at global scale with continuous improvement. Entrepreneurship requires property rights; people need to have control over their property in order to transform it into marketable innovations and services. But that does not limit the scale of entrepreneurship. Property rights are a principle that supports global scaling. The entrepreneurial method. Probably the best way to define entrepreneurship is as a process or a method. It's akin to — and as important to civilization as — the scientific method, but different. They both involve trial-and-success, coming up with ideas and testing them. The scientist tests against reality, looking for a law, a repeatable outcome that will never vary. The entrepreneur tests against consumer approval, looking for acceptance that might be repeatable until conditions change, such as new competition arriving. Entrepreneurs can't predict the future as scientists can, and they can't exert control in the form of unchanging laboratory conditions. Yet they still are challenged to build a business that lasts. Can we nurture this institution? Yes. In school, via literacy and entrepreneurially-oriented education, teaching young people about profit, and uncertainty and the requirement for supportive environmental elements such as property rights and flexible labor laws, and the value of trying multiple different initiatives before discovering a winning proposition. We might not be able to teach successful entrepreneurship, but we can create the conditions for learning. A selection of books by Eamonn Butler Entrepreneurship: A Primer: Mises.org/E4B_130_Book1 Austrian Economics: A Primer: Mises.org/E4B_130_Book2 Classical Liberalism — A Primer: Mises.org/E4B_130_Book3 Ludwig von Mises — A Primer: Mises.org/E4B_130_Book4 Friedrich Hayek: The Ideas and Influence of the Libertarian Economist: Mises.org/E4B_130_Book5 The Condensed Wealth of Nations: Mises.org/E4B_130_Book6

Karate Kid Master Dojo Podcast

In this episode, we talk about CHANGE and how it happens if we are growing and moving forward.   We can roll with the change, resist the change, but ultimately change will happen no matter what we do!  In the Karate Kid Part 2, Daniel goes through a lot of changes after high school and Mr. Miyagi helps him to find his focus again by hitting the nail with the hammer in order to take his mind off the problems, and help him to find himself again.  We also talk about the 5 year plan and how it applies to your early life and your martial art training to 2nd Degree Black Belt.   "If you are green, you are growing.  If you are ripe, you are rotten."  - Ray Kroc

A Minor Detail
Ray Kroc was the Hot Dog Nazi....

A Minor Detail

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 17:49


A whole bunch of news today about those of "lesser intelligence"....I'm being kind. Plus, a Josh Duggar update, tragedy in Branson, free popcorn....but no hot dogs. And we remember Judy Garland. Enjoy! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/darren-minor5/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/darren-minor5/support

The Goods: A Film Podcast
The Founder (2016) - Real milk, Ray!

The Goods: A Film Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2020 71:13


Join Brian and Dan for the second episode of their new film podcast, The Goods, in which they review the 2016 film The Founder. Listen as they admire the delightful origin story montage and as Dan plays script doctor to make the film more anti-capitalist. Ephemera: Here is the song about Ray Kroc by Dire Straits legend Mark Knopfler which includes the line “stick a hose in their mouth” Music credits: RetroFuture Clean by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4277-retrofuture-clean License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/