I’d Like To Shake His Hand
by Adam Zack — April 18, 2018
Who put the bop in the bop shoo bop shoo bop?
Who put the dip in the dip da dip da dip?
Who was that man?
I’d like to shake his hand.
Every single day you are doing amazing things. You help customers, you take care of your family, you make your boss money, you make your co-workers laugh and most of the time you do a pretty good job of keeping yourself happy. Along the way you have made some huge accomplishments. New grab and go meals were your idea. You built spreadsheets that streamlined ordering. You designed marketing materials that are the best in the industry. You came up with the idea to have store events that draw hundreds of new customers every year. You are teaching a new generation how to be a smart buyer who builds and nourishes relationships. You work 12-hour days, 6 days a week when you need to and your reward is knowing that you do a damn good job. You’re not about ego, so knowing that you deliver results, like always, is good enough for you. Now multiply yourself by thousands. Millions even. All those little procedures, innovations, systems, delicious foods and interesting products come from someone just like you who cared enough and believed in themselves enough to make a difference. Some got rich. Most didn’t. Some were recognized, thanked and honored for their work. The other 99% weren’t. Some got bitter and stopped trying. The good ones like you didn’t. So today I am looking for things in my store that differentiate me and make me proud. And I am looking for the person who made that happen so I can shake his hand.
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