Just came off a whirlwind road trip! Like a boxer training for his next fight, road work is important for a growing business venture.
I’d like to tell you it’s easy, but that would not be the truth. Its tough. Mentally and Physically. It’s tough on your family.
For those of you that travel for work and have families, I am sure you will agree. Especially if your business has a quick pace to it. Well, as it grows, it gets faster. At least, that’s how it’s going for MonkeyMedia Software.
Our team is fighting hard every single day for the efficiency and scale of our customers’ catering operations, and its going great! Thing is, we’ve got to keep it going. So, more road work is needed. More site visits, more on site training and workshops, more hands on the street kind of effort and of course, more software deployments.
I dream that one day, the off-premise market will represent 50% of restaurant revenues. That’s $315 Billion in annual sales, based on today’s revenues. In reality, it will be more as consumers change their buying habits. Ok. I’m lumping in all delivery for takeout, catering, mail-order and licensing revenues into this number. The countless ways that brands can extend their services outside the four walls of the restaurant. Anyways, regardless, it’s a big number.
Ok. I did say it was a dream!
So why do it? It’s got to be worth it, in the end so the whole effort and investment makes sense, but in the meantime, until “that day” comes, it has to be more meaningful in the moments. Otherwise, it just too hard. You have to believe you are doing the right thing to continue, or you need to change strategies, no?
Well, I’ve got the “believe” thing and the “strategy” thing pretty much in check. So, I just continue. That’s a good thing right?
So, I say, It’s got to be the journey. The day-to-day.
So, I was thinking to myself, “I know what it is that I don’t like about being on the road, so what are the parts that I do like about it?” seeing that it’s a big part of my job. And I do love my job! So, I had better focus on the great things because there are so many!
So here are my top “likes” , if I were to capture the moments in between over the last few weeks.
1. Validation – Feeling of Accomplishment fills my heart
2. Learning – Fast Casual Executive Summit fills my brain with great information
3. Friendship – Making new connections with like-minded leaders
4. Community and Fun – Laughter creates community, trust and sharing
5. Teambuilding – Building Culture and a Team
When it comes to our business, when we are on the road, we are moving forward.
Enjoy your day. Thanks for stopping by. Travel Safe.