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HIMYM Business Lesson #5- Make Angry Customers Adore You

“There it was… rock bottom… everybody hated me. Then I had the greatest idea of my entire career…” -Ted Mosby “Margarita Fridays. Great idea boss!” -Employee — After Ted’s boss, Hammond Druthers, became his subordinate, he was met with a lot of backlash from Hammond. (That’s bound to happen when somebody with power gets a …

HIMYM Business Lesson #4- Be A Story Teller

“That guy… Every woman in the bar is hanging on his every slightly mispronounced word… And why?” -Barney Stinson — After Ted and Robin broke up (one of the many times…), Robin moved down to Argentina for a job assignment. While down there, she started dating a man named Gael (Guy-El). Well, when she came …

HIMYM Business Lesson #3- Create Curiosity

“You know how many times I could’ve cheated? 6! No, 7! And 2 of them would surprise you!” -Robin Scherbatsky — So how do you get the attention of somebody? Well, let’s analyze Robin’s quote for a second. She does a great job of using a secret at the end, that all tabloid magazines know …

HIMYM Business Lesson #2- Just Do It

“Don’t think… do!” -Barney Stinson — Barney said this to Ted in an episode where Marshall, Lily, and him are trying to get Ted to stop overthinking when he’s trying to pick up women. So, Barney gets Ted to drink five shots in a row (with some much needed peer-pressure), in order to get him …

HIMYM Business Lesson #1- Quit Being Needy

“You’re obviously a man of exquisite taste. Let me ask you something. What do you think of these boots?” -Ted Mosby — Have you ever noticed how needy Ted is in the show? He is constantly seeking other people’s approval. I’ll give you one of the hundreds of examples: The red cowboy boots. Ted was …

Don’t Even Bother Reading This If You Don’t Like Hard Work

Today’s story is about my wife, Amanda, and how she busted her ass to get to where she is today. Currently, Amanda is an optician for the Costco Vision Center. But, she didn’t start there… She was hired by Costco in October, 2012 to work in the deli department. This meant that she would have …

The Story Of Three Frogs

Here’s a quick riddle for you today: — There were 3 frogs sitting on a log, and 1 frog decided to jump off the log. How many frogs are left on the log? The answer is 3. Just because the frog decided doesn’t mean it did it. There’s a big difference between decision and action. …

Cold Brew Coffee Hissy Fit

“I asked for the cold brew separate from the ice to get more coffee. This b*tch gave me a 1/2 cup. Aw he** no.” That little outburst was courtesy of a friend of mine on good ol’ facebook. That quote was accompanied by a picture of two 16oz glasses. One of the glasses was filled …

A Piece Of Advice; Delivered Like A Punch In The Face

Today, I went to a great seminar called Train Your Brain For Success. It was incredibly insightful and the speaker did a tremendous job of taking big (yet simple) concepts, and drilling them into people’s heads through the use of stories, demonstrations, and illustrations. (But this is all a post for another day…) What happened after …