Beers with a friend

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles roll
ed into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..

‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things—-your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—-and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else—-the small stuff.

‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.

Take care of the golf balls first—-the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.

Happy Employees Make Happy Customers

I wast just listening to an interview that Gary Vaynerchuk did the other day and he made a statement that happy employees makes happy customers.  I could not agree more.  Every day I get to work for Cherwell Software were this mentality is instilled in the company starting with the CEO.  The company is all about taking care of the employees and they know if they take care of the employees, the employees are going to take care of the customers.  I see this happen every day.  It can be a simple support call from a customer with a how to question.  We take pride in answer these types of call because we  know it is solving a crucial piece of the customers business process.  Now on the other side of the spectrum we get customers that are not happy with the service they received.  When this happens this really bugs me and as an employee that I know the company cares about, I will pick up the phone and call the customer to see what happened to make them so upset. The shocker of the whole situation is though, the customer is elated that we picked up the phone to call them about the bad experience.  We usually get a response that companies do not do this, but you do.  That type of caring makes a customer for life, and customer for life makes happy employees.

koaa.com | Colorado Springs | Pueblo | Weather post OT

 

Really!!!!  57 on Thursday and 19 over the weekend.  Dumb weather.

koaa.com | Colorado Springs | Pueblo | Weather post OT.

Comstock Brewing Theme Song

We have love this songs since we were young and it fits our business model.

Real Food Tips: 5 Easy Changes for 2013

I could not agree more with this post.  I 100% agree with number 5.  I have it so ingrained into the kids heads that fast food is bad for them.  We drive by any  Taco Bell and they yell out, “NO TACO BELL”!!!

Real Food Tips: 5 Easy Changes for 2013 – 100 Days of Real Food.

10 Things You May Not Know About Wheatgrass

I think I might just start growing wheatgrass.  Maybe you will too after reading this.

 

10 Things You May Not Know About Wheatgrass.

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