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Once a little boy was playing outdoors and found a fascinating caterpillar. He carefully picked it up and took it home to show his mother. He asked his mother if he could keep it, and she said he could if he would take good care of it. The little boy got a large jar from […]

The Struggle is Real…Important

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by Josh Rossmeisl Who doesn’t love a firefighter?  They are heroes who risk their lives to fight fires and save people.  In the hospitality industry, we have a different definition of “firefighter”. Firefighters put out fires quickly and save the day for all to see.  Their team loves it when they swoop in and extinguish […]

Superhero

Do you prefer a Firefighter or an Invisible Superhero?

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By Josh Rossmeisl “You have 1 year to make 100 mistakes or you’re fired!”  This was an expectation I implemented several years ago and shared at orientation with all new leaders.  I asked them to write them down so we can reflect in a year and see how much they’ve grown.  My only rules were “show […]

“You have 1 year to make 100 mistakes, or you’re fired!”

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One day a mouse looked through a crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife opening a package when they got home from the store. It was an ordinary day like any other for the mouse. She was wondering what food did the farmer and his wife bring home? But instead of […]

Teamwork: When a mousetrap is not about the mouse

Teamwork: When a mousetrap is not about the mouse

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By: Jasmine Scott, Doug Warner & Amanda Murray Do you struggle with procrastination? Is it hard for you to set and achieve your goals? Have a hard time defining your personal process?  Charles Duhigg’s Smarter Better Faster is a must-read for anyone looking to improve their process within their personal, and/or professional life.     Through a […]

Smarter Better Faster Book Review

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Let’s face it, planning an event can be an extremely daunting process.  There are countless logistics to consider including dates, times, guest count, food, beverages, activities, and don’t forget about allergies!  What gets lost in the details and the pressure of wanting to nail it is the most important point of all: you have a […]

Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated!

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by Josh Rossmeisl The Growth Conundrum Imagine you launch a business that becomes very popular, is loved by guests, and is quite profitable.  It becomes the talk of the town due to the service, vibe, food, and drinks. There are incredible advancements in technology, design, and guest offerings that make the concept unique and very […]

Secret Sauce: A Business Growth Manifesto

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By: Chris Barrows & Jasmine Scott We live in an instant gratification culture.  We want what we want when we want it.  When things don’t happen as quickly or as planned, it’s easy to become frustrated or feel as if you’re falling behind. Feelings of inadequacy, or doubt, or wanting to give up creep in. […]

Bamboo

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By Corey Simpson Two brothers were given land by their wise grandfather, a King. The King had to choose his successor based on how they handled their newly gifted land and subjects. The two brothers informed the tired and hungry subjects that they would be feeding them in two separate dining halls each had constructed. […]

The Two Rooms (Which do you choose?)

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When we landed the name “The 3rd Spot “ for our innovative “eatertainment 2.0” concept, we knew we were on to something.  A play on the term “the third place”, originally coined by sociologist Ray Oldenberg, the name perfectly encapsulated our purpose of building community and connecting people.   A 3rd Spot is a place that […]

Introducing YOUR 3rd Spot