I have been watching a lot of “Restaurant Impossible” lately on the #FOODNETWORK for a couple of reasons: (1) Chef #Robert-Irvine is attractive, muscular, and hot — and (2) for the intrigue – he is an “in your face” straight shooter, “take no prisoners,” tell-it-like-it-is, choleric magician who transforms failing restaurants in two days with $10,000. It is always fun to see what he can do in two days and how close to the wire he cuts it!
Irvine uses his creativity, experience and resourcefulness as he descends on failing restaurants like a whirlwind — moving and shaking everything up, interrupting all kinds of #behavioral patterns that are not working. Irvine transforms the menu, the interior, ramps up marketing, retrains management and staff — causing paradigm shifts for everyone.
One theme I noticed throughout each of the restaurant makeovers I watched is that he calls each and every restaurant owner to step up and to #be-responsible and accountable for where they find themselves (in debt and failing). Irvine uncovers their areas of weakness — and in open, direct and authentic conversation addresses key weaknesses with management staff and owners, asking them if they are ready to “step it up.”
Irvine wants to “teach” them what they need to know to run a successful business. [He doesn’t just want to “rescue” them from where there presently are, he wants to teach them skills that will sustain them and cause them to be prosperous.] Much as the saying, “give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, teach him to fish, you feed him for life.”
Irvine’s repeatedly themes are:
Wouldn’t it be awesome if someone could swoop in and 48 hours and $10,000 later we experienced transformed lives and thought processes?
I’m in. Are you?
Surprisingly, the same transformational principles Irvine uses as he performs a restaurant makeovers are the same principles that can transform our lives:
“We don’t have to be psychics to predict our future… all we need do is look at our past.”
Are you ready to interrupt non-serving patterns and behaviors and learn the skills and techniques you need to move you forward? You have all your own answers inside of you! Like Irvine, I want to teach you and share with you principles and success strategies enabling you to live powerfully with limitless choices.
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