The Power of Visioning

The Power of Visioning

Every year I make a vision board and I hand-write out a vision of where I see myself the next year. I include all of the things I would like to accomplish, both personally and professionally.

It’s a giant collage that I hang somewhere I know I will have to pass every day Mine is on my home office wall, where I’m forced to face it every day. I create a no excuses rule of why I can’t do something that I had said I wanted and would do. And just do it!

I can 100% guarantee that visioning works. 2018 was a huge year because I publicly stated what I wanted to achieve, and then I came up with a step-by-step plan, including asking for help.

Staff Highlight: IVAN PEREZ

 Ivan with his dad, Isi!

Ivan with his dad, Isi!

This month I want to recognize one of our favorite long-term employees, Ivan Perez! 

Ivan started at Souper Jenny seven years ago as a dishwasher and now manages our flagship store in Buckhead.

Customers have come to know and trust Ivan's daily friendliness and expertise. When he is not working, Ivan spends his time training in ju jitsu, watching sporting events and checking out all the delicious food options in Atlanta.

I have to give Ivan a lot of kudos because he also works every day with his father and his aunt, who are chefs in Buckhead. Not many people could do that!

At the end of the year, Ivan will be leaving our soup family and heading out to Los Angeles to explore what might be next for himself. Maybe I can convince him to open a Souper Jenny!

Our Children & Their Devices/Electronics

Our Children & Their Devices/Electronics

This is a great article from Dr. Kelly Flanagan for anyone struggling with how to limit screen time and what will happen when you do. I am going through this in my own house and each step Dr. Flannagan mentions, I am living at this very moment.

A  sober reality read for any modern parent. Please feel free to share your experience, vent and offer hope to all of the amazing parents out there!

What I Learned on the Mountain: Tales from UT

What I Learned on the Mountain: Tales from UT

It’s taken me a full 10 days to recover and reflect about my experience of doing an ultra-endurance hike in Utah before I could intelligently share my experience with all of you.

As most of you know,  I signed up for an event in Snowbasin, Utah called 29029. It is the number of feet it takes to trek to the top of Mt Everest. I talk through the beginning of the journey in this post. But the short version is I took at a great class with Jesse Itzler called “Build your Life Resume”. We needed a 90-day goal. Climb a mountain. Boom!