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18 things I learned in 18 years of running the DoubleShot

March 04, 2022

1. I’m not an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs focus on profits. 2. People used to always asked me if I “skimmed” the cash drawer. Haha. They thought we made enough money that I could actually skim the cash drawer! Looks can be deceiving. 3. Most people don’t like coffee. And most coffee tastes terrible, so I can’t say I blame them. But even people who drink “good” coffee often “doctor it up” with things that dampen the actual taste of coffee. I think that’s a mistake. 4. When a car goes through your window and the landlord fixes it and then someone throws a brick through the other window, and the landlord refuses to fix it, the prior is called “setting a... Continue Reading →

Endurance

May 27, 2021

Endurance:  1  the ability to withstand hardship or adversity especially: the ability to sustain a prolonged stressful effort or activity 2  the act or instance of enduring or suffering   Endurance has many connotations. Endurance athletes take on great challenges in races that require training to build up stamina through long, repetitive workouts. It’s the ability to endure mental hardships through disease and injury, poverty and distress. Resilience in the face of adversity. Strength in the midst of suffering. I think of the adventurers and explorers of centuries past who developed physical endurance through a life of toil and honed their mental fortitude as they pressed on into the unknown. Some are born with the genetics to endure. Others are... Continue Reading →