02062018

which side of history will i be on?

the idea of the world pulling itself in opposite directions is one that may be more apparent and intense with the advent of a 24 news cycle, but i have trouble believing that this hasn’t been a sentiment with every civilization in the history of our planet. we have conservatives and democrats, india and pakistan, north and south korea, catholic and muslim, cat people and dog people. our views put us at odds, and now with the advent of social media and 24 hour news, we have gasoline thrown on every spark that may not have lit.

we find differences instead of commonalities. we search for superiority without discovering compatriots. we criticize, we abuse and we enslave. and those of us that don’t actively participate, passively consent. we have become a world pitted against each other, and instead of looking for good, and hope, and promise, we’ve allowed greed and power to consume our priorities.

none of us consider ourselves evil. we all believe in what we do, tacitly or actively. we believe that our mores are the right ones. the problem is, we believe the opposition is wrong. we do not see enough space in the world for us and them. it’s either we win or we lose.

here is what i believe. it is my being.

  • I believe that the earth and all it’s inhabitants are to be treasured.
  • I believe I must respect my fellow humans.
  • I believe love is kindness and forgiveness.
  • I believe my highest calling is to work hard at work worth doing.
  • I believe that life is found in gardens, animals, children, and nature.
  • I believe that purpose is built, not found.
  • I believe that peace is created, and must be maintained.
  • I believe that those you’ve surrounded yourself with are a reflection of you.
02062018

02042018

for what it’s worth, i was never honest. at least not with myself. i wanted so badly to be that person that you saw as desirable, i never bothered discovering who i was, what i wanted, why i lived. fast forward all this time, and so much has changed. mainly, i no longer give a fuck. bless it.

02042018

01302018

he stooped over the fire, stoking the last glow of embers who’s light was slowly fading. he squatted down and snapped twigs over it’s dying spirit, watch as they slowly charred, then caught flame and crackled hopefully.  “we need fire, as we need meat.” he thought. “we must keep the flame that the fire from the sky lit.” he hovered his hand over the flame until it was too warm to do so. with each passing moment, he saw his path laid before him. this place was where they had always lived, but had always died. there must be better places, with more meat and water. they must take the fire, and see other places.

01302018

01292018

in all the world and all it’s gold

we find only the time to hold

our loved ones dear when we have time

the rest is spent within the grind.

if only we let the roles reverse

and instead weren’t focused on the purse

we could live our lives with best intent

and find ourselves the more content.

01292018

01222018

I love you.

I love the coastlines of your body. i love the fertile lowlands and snow capped precipices that trace your soft edges. i love your highways and your potholes. i love your spirit, and all of it’s perspectives. i love that you are many different people. i love that you’re kind, and fierce, and passionate. i love that you fervently love, and temper your rage. i love the emotional violence of your beliefs. i love that you defend what is yours.

 

01222018

01152018 2

what are systems-based tasks that can be digitized?

  • Finance
    • Accounts Payable
      • bill.com
      • softco.com/solutions/ap-automation
      • snapapaccountspayablesoftware.com
      • concur.com
      • corcentric.com
    • Accounts Receivable
      • will we ever need?
    • Payroll
      • cezannehr.com/us/
      • bamboohr.com
      • namely.com
      • peoplematter.com
      • zenefits.com
    • Accounting
      • quickbooks online
      • sage accounting
      • accountedge pro
      • xero accounting
      • wave accounting
  • Operations
    • Procedures
      • process street
      • sweet process
      • pipefy
      • hackpad
      • trello
    • Sidework
    • Responsibilities
  • Human Resources
    • Payroll
      • cezannehr.com/us/
      • bamboohr.com
      • namely.com
      • peoplematter.com
      • zenefits.com
    • Screening
    • Compendium Management
    • Position Management
  • Sales & Marketing
    • PR
    • Marketing
    • Design
    • Branding
  • Food & Beverage
    • Menu Development
    • Menu Release
    • Food Sourcing/Negotiation
    • Menu Costing
    • Preferred Vendors
  • Legal
    • Licensing/Permitting
    • Compliance
  • Repairs & Maintenance
    • Maintenance Calendar
    • Preferred Vendors
  • Information Technology
    • Systems Management
  • Development
    • Location Evaluation
    • Build Out Management
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01152018

how do you begin to scale something? is aggressive, assertive or passive scaling the best solution?

what is the desired outcome? are you looking for many stores and less concerned with quality? is this a short term play, or something you want long term? are you looking to sell, or retain ownership?

what are centralize-able tasks within the store?

  • Finance (BRIAN)
    • Accounts Payable
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Payroll
    • Accounting
  • Operations (BRIAN/ROE’E)
    • Procedures
    • Sidework
    • Responsibilities
  • Human Resources (BRIAN)
    • Payroll
    • Screening
    • Compendium Management
    • Position Management
  • Sales & Marketing (NICK/WHITNEY)
    • PR
    • Marketing
    • Design
    • Branding
  • Food & Beverage (ROE’E/BRIAN)
    • Menu Development
    • Menu Release
    • Food Sourcing/Negotiation
    • Menu Costing
    • Preferred Vendors
  • Legal (BRIAN)
    • Licensing/Permitting
    • Compliance
  • Repairs & Maintenance (ROE’E/BRIAN)
    • Maintenance Calendar
    • Preferred Vendors
  • Information Technology (BRIAN/NICK)
    • Systems Management
  • Development (BRIAN/NICK)
    • Location Evaluation
    • Build Out Management

what tasks stay at the store?

  • Finance
    • Accounts Payable
      • PO & Invoice Compliance
    • Payroll
      • Payroll Distribution
      • Cash Tip Distribution
  • Operations
    • Daily Line Ups
    • Weekly Manage Meetings
    • Staff Communication
    • Daily Operations
  • Human Resources
    • Hiring/Firing
    • Onboarding
    • Training
  • Sales & Marketing
    • In-Store Promotions
  • Food & Beverage
    • Menu Release
  • Legal
  • Repairs & Maintenance
    • Equipment Maintenance
    • Emergency Repairs
  • Information Technology
  • Development

what is accountability for any store-level task?

  • (need per task from store-level)

what are systems-based tasks that can be digitized?

  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Food & Beverage
  • Legal
  • Repairs & Maintenance
  • Information Technology
  • Development
01152018