Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Need Motivation - Watch This!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Too Much Choice

I was watching a TED Talk a few weeks ago and there was this speaker whom I thought cleared a lot of things up.

He started to talk about before the internet and cable tv when the people had so few choices they actually could make a decision rather quickly.

For example, there usually was only one hockey game being televised locally at one time and not seven games like you have now. So now it is like which game do I watch? This leads to channel flipping and hopefully the viewer will not miss anything on the other channels while flipping back and forth. This can be stressful.

There use to be only a few big retailers. Now there are many. Where does one choose to shop?

A new Apple IPhone comes out and despite having a phone that works people have to line up to buy the newest one! Phones are not even used for talking anymore. Chat is a time waster so human conversation is out the window.

Choosing a restaurant can be stressful. If it has to be so stressful choosing where to eat maybe stay at home and cook for a change. Sit down with the family and get to know them.

A lot of people want to start something one day and end up browsing the internet till what they wanted to do is too late and is put off till another time. Office emails and searching the web cripples efficiency.

Kids cannot focus anymore. There are more diagnosis of ADD amongst kids not because they have inherited or developed it but because of all the distractions. TV, internet, chat, message, etc. They cannot sit still without being distracted. They give it a name but really it is too many choices.

So his point being that because people have so many choices to choose from they end up in a state of paralysis and end up making no decision at all. They jump from here to there everywhere.

There is too much choice so nothing gets done.

I am glad I remain in one of the industries that has face to face contact with people and moves quickly and decisions are rapid. People don't enjoy their meals as much though because they have to play with their electronics. Too bad people cannot relax anymore and enjoy a meal or each other's company.

What do you think?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Love This Quote!

The 20 Greatest Motivational Quotes Of All Time

The 20 Greatest Motivational Quotes Of All Time

I especially like number #5.

I Still Prefer the CO2 With the Flute Glass

First Time Ever - I Had a Table Sneak Out Without Paying

They were strange right off the top. They cased the restaurant out and when they saw their chance they bolted out the door. I ran outside trying to find them but they made their getaway.

They better not return because if they do I will catch those deadbeats!

I didn't think I would ever be guilty of letting someone cut and run. I guess this is how things are getting nowadays. Some people have no conscious.

Also the restaurant I work in isn't exactly low end but lately there have been a few that have done the same.

Fortunately it was only a $67 bill. They split a meal and had a couple of drinks.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Working Your Section Teaches You How to Organize Yourself

When you wait on tables and are really busy you need to be in control. You have to work smart not hard. Do what is most important first.

If a table just gets sat in your section after you greet them, go to the next table and get the dessert order, afterwards go clear a table of some plates.

I always when a table of mine gets food if they ask for steak sauce I will go get it but if I return and someone else at the table ask for something else then they go to the back of the line. I say okay I will get that for you. Then I go to the next table and take their order as long as I can take it quickly. After that I will get whatever the other table asked.

Because that other person should have told me the first time, I made them wait. As long as I don't forget after I take that other order to get what they asked for I am okay. I run the section, the section does not run me.

A lot of people should wait on tables then perhaps they will have greater success outside of work running their life instead of living each day in chaos. Other people just let others run their life. A waiter out of control is one who lets his section and the people eating in it control them.

Waiting on tables helps you learn self control and hopefully that streams down into your personal life.