Today, October 10th I step into 59 years of being on this journey of living. Like many who are here, we are a bit surprised to have arrived here so quickly. At the same time there are those who are where we were just yesterday, thinking “WOW” he is so old (LOL)!
I have put together a list of 59 gems I’ve picked up along the trail to here. Truth is along this journey i have goofed up (sometimes badly), made a truck load of “Mis-Takes”, experienced mountain top experiences as well as valley type heartaches, learned and re-learned a lot, yet the greatest Gems of through everything are the relationships I’ve had.
Some relationships were but a moment and others have lasted. Some of them became to kind of relationship that seemed as though they always had been. Of all of those that have been a gift to me by way of relationship, there are three people who have given me the most valuable Gems of the entire journey.
They feel as though they’ve always been part of my life and every time we are together whether breathing the same air space or through the advances of technology, they always replenish me. They are Rudy Felix Marquez JR “RJ”, Carmen Alicia Barajas, and Ezekiel Noah Marquez “Eze”; my three VP’s (Grandchildren).
They’ve been my greatest teachers of what’s most important in life. They have taught me to put everything aside and be with people face to face. it’s okay to color beyond the lines, sing out of (everyone else’s) tune, and to sit on the floor are just a few things that each of them have taught me.
The privilege to know and serve you is beyond my deserve line. Thank you for allowing me to be in your world and called one of your friends.
When I can do anything for you, just ask :-).
Click on this picture below to read the 59 Gems I’ve discovered along the journey.
I created a short video to remind returning LG’s of the five things we do for students, it can also be used for brand new LG’s as they become part of the team.
Enjoy it, use it as you see the need for it.
Click on this link to view Welcome to the LG Team
ps. If you have specific needs that I can help with, just let me know and I will do my best to Serve you a solution.
Email me at Success@MattUpton.net
Throughout America the most amazing people are serving students great tasting nutritious food. In some cases the facilities are still up to date for the 1960’s. Upgrading the facilities is a long and perilous process, sometimes years in the planning and implementing.
Though our primary task is providing great tasting nutritious food for students, food may not be the greatest reason they come to us. What can we do in the mean time to make the environment more appealing for our customers in our Campus Cafe or School Restaurant?
Recognize that The LG (Lunch Guy and Lunch Girls) who serve and interact with Students, Staff, and Parents are our greatest feature. As we continue to focus on upgrading our program we need to place the same level of emphasis on enhancing all our LG’s.
As LG’s (Lunch Guy and Lunch Girls) gain greater confidence in themselves and their ability to communicate and connect with their customers (Students, Staff, and Parents) the over mission of school nutrition is accomplished with greater effectiveness.
Equipping the Campus Café and School Restaurant with staff that understands how to serve great tasting nutritious food and connect with customers is the best marketing strategy.
Here are three things that will increase customer service and cost nothing to implement.
1st Look at our students while they are in front of us. Look (even for a split second) at their eyes.
2nd Smile at every student we serve
3rd Call students by their name as much as possible
The LG’s (Lunch Guy and Lunch Girls) that serve our students, staff, and parents in Campus Cafe and Restaurants are our most important resource in increasing customer allegiance.
I am Matt, and I am your friend
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Thursday November 24, 2016 “Thanksgiving Day. A time, a moment in our lives with Family and Friends. Here is a 30 minute video where I suggest five easy things to do to Catch the best of the day.
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There are times in most of our lives we need a Mindset Reset. Somehow we have slipped into a lower, heavier, and darker mindset. This lower, heavier, and darker mindset takes a lot of energy to live with in. My experience has been that it also attracts more illnesses and body aches and pains.
Over time and traveling through life I have discovered twelve tools that have a tendency to regularly reset my mindset to higher, lighter, and brighter space. This space is not occupied by many illness or body aches and pains.
The twelves tools are not a one time fix all after the initial use, You will need to regularly deploy them into your thinking muscle. Once you use these tools on a regular basis and allow them to become part of your everyday routine, you will begin to experience more energy and less illnesses (or, at least I have).
You can reach me anytime by emailing me at Success@MattUpton.net or Calling/Texting me at 916.708.8103
This morning on my weekly Thought-Filled Tuesday Morning Coffee/Tea Chat with Matt we discussed a four point strategy to handle or talk with our critic. We revealed what I call The “F” Troop who become critics of our MAP.
Here is a copy of the video of the discussion. It is my hope that you enjoy it and are “In-Couraged” through the insight of the four point strategy.
When I can serve you, contact me at Success@MattUpton.net or Call/Text me at 916.708.8103
Looking forward to hearing from you.