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Enhancing School Café’s and Restaurants

Through out 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 implanting.

What can we do in the mean time to make the environment more appealing for our customers? Though our primary task is providing great tasting nutritious food for students, food may not be the greatest reason they come to us.

The Lunch Gals and Guys 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 our school nutrition servants.

As our Lunch Gals and Guys gain greater confidence in themselves and their ability to communicate to their customers (Students, Staff, and Parents) the over mission of school nutrition is accomplished with greater effectiveness.

Equipping the Campus Café or Restaurant with a staff that understands how to serve great tasting nutritious food and connect with customers is the best marketing available. Here are three things that will increase customer service and cost nothing to implement.

1st            Look at our customers while they are in front of us. Look (even for a split second) at their eyes.

2nd            Smile at those we are serving

3rd            Call them by their name as much as possible

Those that serve our students, staff, and parents in Campus Cafés and Restaurants are our most important resource in increasing customer allegiance.

 

I am Matt, and I am your friend

 

Success@mattupton.net

Call or Text me at 916.708.8103

Living a Fabulous Life

While working in my office, there are times I become over loaded with the enormity of responsibility. I will become fixated with what most be done. What I have no idea how to solve or fix. During these moments I feel as though I can not accomplish all that must be done to keep moving forward.

It is during times like this that I realize I have two choices. One is to walk away and act as if it will all take care of itself, or take a little break and refresh.

Here on my desk at the top right hand corner is a candle. During “break and refresh” times I will light it the candle. While watching it burn, noticing its emanating light, smelling its aroma, and seeing the melting wax that something transpires within me.

It become refreshed and refocused on what I can do rather than on what I can not do. I catch myself doing a four step process that I am now calling my “MELT” system of refreshing and refocusing.

Tuesday morning at 6:30 (California time) I plan to share for the first time my “Melt” process of refreshing and refocusing. Plan to call me at 805.399.1000 and use your participation code of 593915 to engage with me live. Make yourself a cup of hot tea or coffee and let’s spend 30 minutes together learning the four step process of “MELT” to refocus and refresh.

I am Matt and I am your friend
Success@MattUpton.net
916.708.8103

Released to fulfill your design

As we become secure and confident to allow others to be who and what they are meant to be, we release ourselves to pursue our best selves. To accomplish this we must let yesterday’s failures and errors in judgement become the stepping stones of the journey to the freedom in becoming who you are designed to be.

Success@MattUpton.net
916.708.8103

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Give yourself a E-Cation

July this year I took an E-cation. An E-Cation is a specified amount of time that we take a break from the electronic world of the Internet and all that abides within or through it.

My intention was to remain 100% on my E-Cation, yet to be honest; there were a few times I had to return a couple of emails and text messages. Each were items that may have been able to wait till my return. Yet, it seemed beneficial to address them in the moment.

Here is a list of Seven Gifts I discovered while on my E-Cation.

Seven takes aways from my E-Cation

7) There are people with stories just waiting to be heard when you do not have your Facebook open.

6) There are people who can not live without looking at their Facebook and text.

5) There are some amazing smiles on peoples faces.

4) There are some fascinating birds that want to make themselves known to you when you are looking up.

3) There are some amazing chats between you and yourself when you are away from the web.

2) There are some very kind people, just waiting to offer their servants heart to you, while you are away from your electronic world.

1) There are some magnificent eyes, that reveal the majestic within people when you are free from the electronic world.

Both the outside and electronic world made it without my involvement. The planet continued to spin, lives moved forward and at the same time nothing really changed while it was away.

Hmmmm … Maybe life is not as fast paced as I once perceived it to be? Maybe it’s just the Electronic world that moves fast.

The greatest gift of all came through being able to 100% focus on the person or persons I was with.

People are still the most amazing technology of all time.

I am Matt, and I am your Friend. When I can do anything for you, just ask. You can reach me at 916.708.8103 or at success@mattupton.net

Seeing the Better through the fog of CGM

The spark that launches Complaining, Grumbling, and Moaning over circumstances is the “knowing that things can be better than they are”.

As leaders and influencers the real task is unveiling and bringing into existence the “better”. This begins through focusing on the spark rather than the complaining, grumbling, and moaning.

I am Matt, and I am your Friend.
Success@MattUpton.net
916.708.8103

Undercover Kindness

Triple Win Wednesday through Undercover Random Acts of Kindness

 

 

The Gift of Disappointment

June 11, 2014 while having a conversation with the Manager of the Willow Glen Middle School restaurant about various disappointments in our lives, the following thoughts sprung up in my mind. So with about 15 minutes to lunch time I sat and created this video for you.

Yes, You because I know you have faced bitter disappointments in your life. It is my hope that the following thoughts will encourage and empower you to engage your life with a new level of commitment.

We need you.

I am Matt, and I am your friend 🙂

success@mattupton.net

call or text me at 916.708.8103

Encouraging Yourself after being Criticized

Encouraging Yourself after being Criticized

While you fulfill your calling within your family, or where you volunteer, and where you trade your time and talent for money there will always be the probability of being criticized.

Those that direct their words and attitude of criticism towards you usually mean well, yet have no idea the pain they inflict. Sometimes their words become burning words. Sometimes they are filled with venom, and other times they are like an oozing poison that attacks our soul (mind, will, and emotions).

I am offering to you the following audio recording to give you 6 or 7 agents of cure for your soul. They have the capability of bringing healing to your soul that enable you to continue your work.

Encourage Yourself after being Criticized

 

You can reach me at Success@mattupton.net or call or text me at 916.708.8103.

 

I am Matt and I am your friend.

Criticism, Curse or Gift

If you missed this mornings training entitled “Criticism, Curse or Gift” (part 1 of 5) and want to listen to it, then call 805.399.1099 and when prompted use 593915 as your access code. It will be available till midnight Monday September 22, 2014.

Success@mattupton.net
916.708.8103

Seven Gifts from my E-Cation

This past week I took an E-cation. An E-Cation is a specified amount of time that we take a break from the electronic world of the Internet and all that abides within or through it.

My intention was to remain 100% on my E-Cation, yet to be honest; there were a few times I had to return a couple of emails and text messages. Each were items that may have been able to wait till my return. Yet, it seemed beneficial to address them in the moment.

Here is a list of Seven Gifts I discovered while on my E-Cation.

Seven takes aways from my E-Cation

7) There are people with stories just waiting to be heard when you do not have your Facebook open.

6) There are people who can not live without looking at their Facebook and text.

5) There are some amazing smiles on people’s faces.

4) There are some fascinating birds that want to make themselves known to you when you are looking up.

3) There are some amazing chats between you and yourself when you are away from the web.

2) There are some very kind people, just waiting to offer their servant’s heart to you, while you are away from your electronic world.

1) There are some magnificent eyes, that reveal the majestic within people when you are free from the electronic world.

Both the outside and electronic world made it without my involvement. The planet continued to spin, lives moved forward and at the same time nothing really changed while it was away.

Hmmmm … Maybe life is not as fast paced as I once perceived it to be? Maybe it’s just the Electronic world that moves fast.

The greatest gift of all came through being able to 100% focus on the person or persons I was with.

People are still the most amazing technology of all time.

I am Matt, and I am your Friend. When I can do anything for you, just ask. You can reach me at 916.708.8103 or at success@mattupton.net