What are your Dreams?


Sometimes in your career you are asked to write down your dreams of what you want out of your life. It could be anything and be anything that you would want to happen in your life. It is a good question to ponder on when you get the chance to see what you would want out of your life. What would one of your dreams be to accomplish in this world. Well you know sitting here thinking about that question you find some answers that you probably would not have thought about before because honestly most people are working paycheck to paycheck with no balance in their life.

You know while she was sitting here writing about her dreams it dawned on her that most of her dreams have come true maybe a little later than she had hoped but they did come true. One of her dreams was to finish college and that happened in 2012 with a master’s degree. Another dream was to have her own home that she could call her own without having people tell her what she could or could not do. Some place where her and her family could settle down and make a life of their own. Well that happened in 2013 which was a blessing in itself.

With all the good things happening to her recently she did not know whether or not to believe that good things could happen because they have always struggled to make ends meet no matter what they situation. However, that was also about to change with all the other good things that have happened in the last year she was not looking for anything else. The job that she has wanted was just around the corner all she had to do was be persisent and go for what she wanted. Becoming a manager was the best thing that could have happened because now she does not have to struggle to make ends meet.

Now, a year later and she still loves her job to no end although there are struggles as with anything in the world of business. However, you have to overcome those struggles and pick the things that you want to go your way. You cannot win every fight but you can win some of the fights. It is a struggle to find that happy medium within the workplace. However, when you find that happy medium you should not do anything to desturb the changes that are going on.

Eventually, she wants to get to that point on where she wants to be within the next few years. She know that she wants to move up within the company and she knows that it will be a challenge to get where she wants to be within the company but she is determined to learn and eventually acheive the desired outcome that she seeks within this company. She knows that if she does the right things and shows how much she cares about the company things will work out in her favor. It is worth the wait so that she can learn all she needs to know before taking that next step into the upper business world.

The Management World


It is not rocket science to become a manager however, it does takes patience, and some understanding to be a manager. You have to be in control of everything that goes on in your restaurant, hotel, business or whatever you are working in as a manager. You have to set the ground rules, and develop strategies to overcome obstacles that may come your way during the process of your management career. Management is not all about the paperwork it covers a variety of issues that you must find a way to deal with inside your business. It is not just about having bodies in spots to make bonuses. It is about having the right people in the right places at the right time. You have to play the part, look the part, and teach the part of being a manager.

Being a Leader

Being a leader allows you to let other’s see your performance and notate that you are not afraid to do the things that you ask others to do within your business. Employees will not respect you if you are not willing to do the work just like them. You cannot expect people to do what you want them to do if you do not have a great attitude, a great personality, and you do not show them that you are the one in charge. Management needs to delegate responsibilities to everyone instead of just a few employees. By the manager following up on the delegated responsibilities, and coaching them when they do something wrong.  Coaching employees in the right way to do something goes a long way instead of yelling, screaming or frustration from the management team.

Being a Motivator

Motivation is the key to success within any type of business. If you cannot motivate your team then you need to look at the situation and come up with a strategy that will work to motivate your team. You have to motivate your team so that they feel like they can accomplish anything that they put their minds too. If you do not motivate your team they will not take the time to do what is necessary to accomplish the goals that you have put in place. Everyone wants to accomplish something during their career. Some employees want more out of their career whether it is to move up within the company, getting a better position, getting a raise or just getting praise for a job well done. Sometimes it does not take that much to let your employee’s knows that they are doing a great job.

Leading By Example

Leading by example is sometimes hard to do because you have to separate business, and personal from each other. You cannot get too involved with your employee’s because that can lead to problems later on down the road. You cannot make rules for each person in your business. You have to keep the same rules for everyone to eliminate favoritism. Favoritism comes in all fashions for example:

  • Being out of uniform
  • Allowing employees to be late all the time
  • Call-ins from the same employees
  • Improper call-ins
  • Unsatisfactory work
  • Attitudes

When you allow these types of things from certain employees and not all employees they will not see the leadership that you are supposed to be showing to your employee’s because you are letting some get away with these things and not all. Everyone knows those leaders’ do things without questioning the reasoning behind the madness. Leaders are one of a kind because you do not find many employees who want to be leaders. You will however, find quite a few employees want to follow other employee’s in the wrong direction. When this happens they gang up with each other to see how far you will let them go with whatever they are doing.

Create a Winning Team

In order to create a winning team everyone must be on the same page. Everyone must have the same ideas, and outcomes as everyone else involved. Listening to what other employees have to say about how the business is doing. Sometimes employees have ideas to that go unnoticed because they are too busy worrying about other things. Many employee’s are worried about conversing with other employees instead of the customers. However they should focus that energy onto the customers that come into your business. Customer’s want you to make them feel like they are the only ones that matter.

  1. Bright smiles
  2. Personality
  3. Attitudes
  4. Team players
  5. Leaders

Praise Your Team

Praising your team goes a long way in earning the respect that you deserve as a manager. Everyone of your employee’s serves a purpose within your business. Manager’s need to praise the employee’s for the things that they do a good job and is something that you do not see much of in the workplace. Earning respect from your fellow employee’s is a task in itself because you have to show them that you are not going to put up with certain things. By incorporating these items below into your praise of your team it will give them the confidence to do a better job. They will work towards meeting other goals instead of just settling for what they have.

  • Contests
  • Making sales goals
  • Achieving customer satisfaction
  • Atmosphere of the Team
  • Doing a good job
  • Being a leader
  • Teamwork

Let’s develop leader’s instead of follower’s within the workplace!