Skip to main content

I'm Going To Pick myself Back Up Again... Or Get Back On The Road!

You know one thing is for sure. You have to have perseverance in this life or you won't make it. No matter what is thrown at you, you have to push through. There is always an answer! It may not be the one you think, but if you have an open mind and the dogged mindset of a survivor, you will prevail.
I was so down after my recent attempts to buy the company, I was lost. I was frustrated, but I never gave up. You have to get up every morning and put your clothes on, and see what you can do about making your life better. You need a focus, a goal, number 1. What is your goal? It doesn't have to be a life changing goal, just, what do you want to do today? It is that simple. Once you understand that, the things that hold you back disappear. The things that make you say, oh, I can't or shouldn't do that become inconsequential, it is your focus that will set your path. This holds true for mostly everything I have encountered in life. When we lose that process, that's when things go south, and when they do, which they will, you just have to pick yourself back up again, and start it all over again!!
My chosen path was to own that company and I was going to find a way, and no one was going to stop me. I didn't have a plan, but I had something to aspire to, so I just kept on pushing, kept on searching. Once you give up, what do you have? I didn't want to know the answer to that, so I focused on what I could do, not what I couldn't. It sounds like something out of a motivational, Tony Robbins speech, but it is SO true, trust me.
So, as the days went on, there was more turmoil and dysfunction. There were days, I just wanted to walk out of here and say, bye I'll go work for Starbuck's or whatever coffee company. But I never did, because I realized if I ever got the chance, I could make this work. All I needed was money. That's all and a proposal that my owner would accept. That's all right? Well money is hard to come by, and I already found out, if he knew I had someone behind me with money, it wasn't going to work.
So I racked my brain, I thought about getting a loan from another bank. After rwriting a detailed business plan and after 3 banks seeing the mess we were in, they basically laughed me out the door!! I remember one loan officer telling me, "RUN"!!
I wasn't going to run, I was going to walk into that office one day as the owner, and I would make it work!!! But I still didn't have the answer!!!

Popular posts from this blog

The Art Of Creating A Great Coffee Blend

THE ART OF CREATING A GREAT COFFEE BLEND!This is pretty much where the rubber meets the road, in the coffee industry. Coffee blends make up the vast majority of successful products within this industry. Single Origins and Estate Coffees are wonderful, but, coffee blends are generally the mainstay of most consumers purchases. There are several reasons for that.
Today I want to explain and explore how you would go about finding the right coffee blend for you and, what goes into the process of roasting and blending coffee and the underlying reasons. I hope you find this enjoyable and entertaining. After all it really is the "Art" side of the coffee industry. It is also the down and dirty business side of the industry. Let's take a closer look at what goes into this process.




Most of you know that coffee is an agricultural product. With any product that is cultivated and grown, there are natural cycles that occur. Coffee is no different. Coffee is grown in very specific areas of…

The Coffee Roasting Process and Its Effects On The Products You Drink!

By Joe Leary/Principal/Lead Source Digital Marketer's & KYC Consulting on LinkedIn

Today I would like to explain just how much the roasting process effects the coffee we consume on a daily basis. I sincerely hope you find this article enjoyable, interesting and informative.

I am going to attempt to explain the 4 major roasting processes and what it does and doesn't do to the world's second most popularly traded commodity. Before I get started, there is something you need to know about coffee. When coffee is roasted it goes through a process, within that process the beans are altered by temperature and generally gas, LNG, electricity and even wood.

During this process the beans reach levels within that process that makes the beans, "crack". Depending on how light or dark they are being roasting they "crack either once or twice. This alters the flavor profile tremendously, so please keep that in mind while reading this article.

I have included some pictures, t…

Has The Coffee Roasting Business In The U.S. Taken Its Last J.A.B.?#coffee#coffeebusinessnews

Has The Coffee Roasting Business In The U.S. Taken Its Last J.A.B.?
Unless you have been hiding in an unmarked oil well over the past few months, you already must have realized there has been a significant change in the coffee roasting industry. The $40 billion U.S. market has another bully on the block and watch out Nestle, these gentleman are playing for all the marbles.#entrepreneurship

Coffee beans, which is the second largest traded commodity in the world is apparently a target of one of the richest families in Europe. The Reimann family has not so quietly, been actively targeting U.S roasters and using a “price is not an issue" formula!



The cash is there, and they are clearly not afraid to be buying based on future earnings projections. This isn't a strange occurrence for J.A.B., they purchased D.E. Master Blenders, Douwe Egbert for a cool $10 billion. Many analysts refer to this transaction as, "a pure play coffee company".

Their coffee portfolio no…