Keep Your Focus

 Contributed by Zubia Kiran

 

Life is full of hills and valleys, some of which would want us
to quit along the way.

It is during these times that we need to check our focus
and remember that – the focus needs to be on the finish,
not the difficulties along the way.

Set your eye on the goals.
Do not be worried of the difficulties on your way,
keep your focus on your goals.

 

Perspectives from HospitalityEducators.com

Your words, your dreams, and your thoughts have the power to create conditions in your life.  What you speak about, you can bring about.

If you keep saying you can’t stand your job,
you might lose your job.

If you keep saying you can’t stand your body,
your body can become sick.

If you keep saying you can’t stand your car,
your car could be stolen or just stop operating.

If you keep saying you’re always broke, guess what?
You’ll always be broke.

If you keep saying you can’t trust a man or trust a woman,
you will always find someone in your life to hurt and betray you.

If you keep saying you can’t find a job,
you will remain unemployed.

If you keep saying you can’t find someone
to love you or believe in you,
our very thoughts will attract more
experiences to confirm your beliefs.

Turn your thoughts and conversations around to be more positive
and power packed with faith, hope, love and action.

Don’t be afraid to believe that you can
have what you want and deserve.

Watch your “Thoughts,”
they become words;

Watch your “Words,”
they become actions;

Watch your “Actions,”
they become habits;

Watch your “Habits,”
they become character;

Watch your “Character”,
for it becomes your “Destiny”

So…….To prevent any obstacles…….

GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY!

Enjoy every minute you live!!

Don’t be too busy today… Share this inspiring message …. author unknown

   Success does not come by accident or chance.        

 Contact us for assistanceJohn.Hogan@HospitalityEducators.com or 602-799-5375  

was created to help hospitality businesses address problems via a training and information resource site to help you increase your Hotel’s revenue, market share and profitability.  With more than 950 pages of tips, guides, best practices, strategies, plans, budgets, videos and resources, HospitalityEducators.com has become the #1 independent website for  hotel owners and managers.  This site can help you solve your problems now!      Read More 

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KEYS TO SUCCESS  is the umbrella title for my 2011-2012 programs, hospitality services and columns. This year’s writings focus on a variety of topics for hotel owners, managers and professionals including both my “HOW TO” articles, HOSPITALITY CONVERSATIONS™, Lessons from the Field™,Hotel Common Sense™ , THE P-A-R PRINCIPLE  and Principles for Success.

Feel free to share an idea for a column at john.hogan@hospitalityeducators.com   anytime or contact me regarding consulting, customized workshops, speaking engagements … And remember – we all need a regular dose of common sense.

John Hogan is a successful hospitality executive, educator, author and consultant and is a frequent keynote speaker and seminar leader at many hospitality industry events. He is Co-Founder of www.HospitalityEducators.com, which delivers focused and affordable counsel in solving specific challenges facing hospitality today.Consulting Expertise and Research Interest

  1. Turn-around and revenue management
  2. Professional Development for the Organization and the Individual
  3. Customer Service
  4. Making Cultural Diversity Real
    1. Developing Academic Hospitality programs
    2. Medical Lodging Consulting
    3. Sales Management and training

If you need assistance in any of these areas or simply an independent review or opinion on a hospitality challenge, contact me directly for a prompt response and very personalized attention.

www.HospitalityEducators.com  is a membership site offering a wide range of information, forms, best practices and ideas designed to help individual hoteliers and hospitality businesses improve their market penetration, deliver service excellence and increase their profitability.

www.HoganHospitality.com

Your Hospitality Resource for the Hotel Owner, Innkeeper, Manager and Hospitality Industry Associations

CONTACT        John Hogan, CHE CHA CMHS

United States – Phoenix, Phone: 602-799-5375

www.hoganhospitality.com / Email: info@hoganhospitality.com

A Year End Message From HospitalityEducators.com

As we enter the final days of the year, take a moment and enjoy the messages and music in this short video. We wish everyone a special day

Music by Enya – Philosophies for All of Us

 

   Success does not come by accident or chance.        

 Contact us for assistance – John.Hogan@HospitalityEducators.com or 602-799-5375 

HospitalityEducators.com was created to help hospitality businesses address problems via a training and information resource site to help you increase your Hotel’s revenue, market share and profitability.  With more than 950 pages of tips, guides, best practices, strategies, plans, budgets, videos and resources, HospitalityEducators.com has become the #1 independent website for  hotel owners and managers.  This site can help you solve your problems now!      Read More 

Special Pricing For a Limited Time for Readers of this column
Code RFS35

Use The Reader Feedback Special for an annual membership at a cost of less than 35 cents per day!

 

KEYS TO SUCCESS  is the umbrella title for my 2011-2012 programs, hospitality services and columns. This year’s writings focus on a variety of topics for hotel owners, managers and professionals including both my “HOW TO” articles, HOSPITALITY CONVERSATIONS™, Lessons from the Field™, Hotel Common Sense™ , THE P-A-R PRINCIPLE™  and Principles for Success.

Feel free to share an idea for a column at john.hogan@hospitalityeducators.com   anytime or contact me regarding consulting, customized workshops, speaking engagements … And remember – we all need a regular dose of common sense.

John Hogan, Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE),

Certified Hotel  Administrator (CHA),Certified Master Hotel Supplier (CMHS)

John Hogan is a successful hospitality executive, educator, author and consultant and is a frequent keynote speaker and seminar leader at many hospitality industry events. He is Co-Founder of www.HospitalityEducators.com , which delivers focused and affordable counsel in solving specific challenges facing hospitality today.

Consulting Expertise and Research Interest

1.    Turn-around and revenue management

2.    Professional Development for the Organization and the Individual

3.    Customer Service

4.      Making Cultural Diversity Real

5.    Developing Academic Hospitality programs

6.    Medical Lodging Consulting

7.    Sales Management and training

If you need assistance in any of these areas or simply an independent review or opinion on a hospitality challenge, contact me directly for a prompt response and very personalized attention.

www.HospitalityEducators.com  is a membership site offering a wide range of information, forms, best practices and ideas designed to help individual hoteliers and hospitality businesses improve their market penetration, deliver service excellence and increase their profitability.

www.HoganHospitality.com

Your Hospitality Resource for the Hotel Owner, Innkeeper, Manager and Hospitality Industry Associations

CONTACT        John Hogan, CHE CHA CMHS

United States – Phoenix, Phone: 602-799-5375

www.hoganhospitality.com / Email: info@hoganhospitality.com

Recommended Reading from A Founding Associate of HospitalityEducators.com : A Father’s Word to His Children

                 

In these days of information overload, it is a pleasure to find a book that seeks to share calm, insights and a moment for reflection.

For those looking for a gift of inspiration in both words and photographs of nature ‘s flowers, “A Father’s Word to His Children”  should be near the top for serious consideration.  Filled with short, thought provoking insights and beautiful photography, this book can be for personal meditation or a thoughtful gift for any occasion  (birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings or just because).

In this new book, Kentucky author Dr. Marc Clark guides fathers on how to show their children love in ways they can understand.   He believes that when fathers speak, their words create impressions, pictures, expectations, and dreams. He hopes fathers will make the most of the connections they can build and the positive influence they can have through the pages in this book.

Dr. Clark has been interacting with groups of people in hospitality management, training and education for the past 30+ years, in more than 20 countries.  He has lectured around the world and this book reminds me in some ways of the Father’s Wisdom series by Jackson Brown a number of years ago or others like it.  It would make a great desk top book and should appeal to the heart of all people, cultures and age groups.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher or by visiting Barnes & Noble or Amazon com.

This is also an eLIVE title, meaning each book contains a code redeemable for a free audio book version from TatePublishing       eLIVE – Listen, Imagine, View, and Experience!

Dr. Clark lives in Franklin, Kentucky with his wife, Penny. He has six children and ten grandchildren.  He attributes his success to faith, family, and friends.

He begins the book in his personal way of communication – respect for everyone and a higher being.

The content of my book, “A Father’s Word to His Children” comes from my heart.  I hope you enjoy reading and pondering it as much as I did creating it. 

Respectfully   Dr. Marc Clark, PS 63:7

Dr. and Mrs. Marc Clark at a November 2011 Book Signing.  More are scheduled in early 2012

For signed copies from the author, hard cover or soft cover, go to his site , www.smartbizzonline.com, click on books & gallery tab and follow the prompts.

Rethinking “The Little Man” – A Message From HospitalityEducators.com on Small Business Saturday

Over the last month, I have received a number of similar emails on a topic we all understand- supporting local businesses. Some of these emails have come from people I know well and others from casual acquaintances. Some have politically oriented messages in them, while others express a sense of real frustration with politics as usual.

The portion of these messages I have appreciated revolves creating a mind-set for this year’s gift giving  to be different. This year, people can give the gift of genuine concern for other people in their town and state.  The mind-set change is to realize there is no longer an excuse that  nothing can be found that is produced locally.  Oh…. Yes there is!

Alan Jackson wrote about this a few years ago – he sings the message very clearly

These messages sent to me have urged readers to think creatively, a bit outside the proverbial box. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box?

Remember, this isn’t about big national chains. This is about supporting your local, home town operated and owned businesses that have their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.  Now many local businesses are franchises of national brands, but locally owned and operated.  Profits remain  in your community, as do most of the jobs and tax revenue.

Some thoughts shared so far from others include:

1. Everyone — yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local Hometown hair salon or barber?
2. Gym membership? It’s appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.
3. Who wouldn’t appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, locally owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.
4. Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plunking down a large amount on the latest gizmo made who-knows-where which benefits someone from far-away?  Why not consider having their driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local bowling alley or public golf course within your community?

5. There are hundreds and thousands of locally operated and owner-run restaurants — all offering gift certificates.
6. As an option to dinner,  what about a half dozen pre-paid breakfasts at the local breakfast shop?
7. How many people couldn’t use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle done at a shop run by the local small business?
8. Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.

9. My computer often could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young entrepreneur  who is struggling to get his/her repair business up and running.
10.  OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves and hats. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.
11.  Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip.
12.  How about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre?  Community colleges and local community theatre offer excellent shows at a bargain price.

13.   Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.
14.  Do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand imported lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of light, about fifty cents stays in the community.  I wonder where the rest goes…..
15.  Leave the mailman, trash truck driver, babysitter or anyone else who provides you a service throughout the year a nice tip.
16.  Facials and massages at a local spa are gender neutral and appreciated by all.

17.  Many in the local hotel business offer gift certificates – consider using them locally.   Many provide excellent packages and there are advantages in trying something closer to home sometimes.
18.  Hotel owners and managers at times find themselves cash strapped, but creativity can balance that.  Consider reciprocal arrangements with comparable properties as gifts for deserving staff and their families.  The cash cost is negligible and the appreciation can be enormous.

19.  How many more ways can you think if to support your locally owned and operated hometown businesses?

The term Small Business Saturday sounded great to me at first glance, but seemed to evolve into just another promotion from the credit card companies or advertising agencies.   I have no problem with the term, but we need to make it real.

Christmas and the end of the year holidays should not be about  draining  hometown pockets so that some other country  can build another glittering city. It should be about caring about US (We the People  Everywhere ) and  encouraging hometown small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. When we care about others in our hometown, we care about our communities and the benefits come back to us in ways we could not imagine. Let THIS be the new tradition!!

Alan Jackson wrote about this a few years ago – he sings the message very clearly

 The Little Man

 

   Success does not come by accident or chance.        

 Contact us for assistanceJohn.Hogan@HospitalityEducators.com or 602-799-5375  

 


HospitalityEducators.com was created to help hospitality businesses address problems via a training and information resource site to help you increase your Hotel’s revenue, market share and profitability.  With more than 950 pages of tips, guides, best practices, strategies, plans, budgets, videos and resources, HospitalityEducators.com has become the #1 independent website for  hotel owners and managers.  This site can help you solve your problems now!      Read More 

Special Pricing For a Limited Time for Readers of this column
Code RFS35

Use The Reader Feedback Special for an annual membership at a cost of less than 35 cents per day!

 

KEYS TO SUCCESS  is the umbrella title for my 2011-2012 programs, hospitality services and columns. This year’s writings focus on a variety of topics for hotel owners, managers and professionals including both my “HOW TO” articles, HOSPITALITY CONVERSATIONS™, Lessons from the Field™, Hotel Common Sense™ , THE P-A-R PRINCIPLE  and Principles for Success.

Feel free to share an idea for a column at john.hogan@hospitalityeducators.com   anytime or contact me regarding consulting, customized workshops, speaking engagements … And remember – we all need a regular dose of common sense.

                                      

     John Hogan, Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE), Certified Hotel      Administrator (CHA),

Certified Master Hotel Supplier (CMHS)


John Hogan is a successful hospitality executive, educator, author and consultant and is a frequent keynote speaker and seminar leader at many hospitality industry events. He is Co-Founder of www.HospitalityEducators.com , which delivers focused and affordable counsel in solving specific challenges facing hospitality today.

Consulting Expertise and Research Interest

1.    Turn-around and revenue management

2.    Professional Development for the Organization and the Individual

3.    Customer Service

4.      Making Cultural Diversity Real

5.    Developing Academic Hospitality programs

6.    Medical Lodging Consulting

7.    Sales Management and training

 

If you need assistance in any of these areas or simply an independent review or opinion on a hospitality challenge, contact me directly for a prompt response and very personalized attention.

www.HospitalityEducators.com  is a membership site offering a wide range of information, forms, best practices and ideas designed to help individual hoteliers and hospitality businesses improve their market penetration, deliver service excellence and increase their profitability.

www.HoganHospitality.com

Your Hospitality Resource for the Hotel Owner, Innkeeper, Manager and Hospitality Industry Associations

CONTACT        John Hogan, CHE CHA CMHS

United States – Phoenix, Phone: 602-799-5375

www.hoganhospitality.com / Email: info@hoganhospitality.com

 

Pause a moment today – December 7 – Remember to Thank Veterans of All Ages

This was made in memory of all those lost in war both past and present. It is hoped this video touches everyone who has lost someone in their lives.

It’s not only a tribute to those who put their lives on the line each and every day for we as a people, it’s also for all the sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, grandfathers and grandmothers and our friends that were taken from us too soon. May their memory live on in our hearts for all time. If you’ve lost a loved one feel free to leave a tribute to them in the comments. Here’s to all the heroes in heaven. May your memory never be forgotten.

Song is sung by Jo Dee Messina… lyrics below…

I came by today to see you
I just had to let you know
If I knew the last time that I held you was the last time
I’d have held you, and never let go

Oh, it’s kept me awake nights, wondering
I lie in the dark, just asking why
I’ve always been told
You won’t be called home
Until it’s your time

I guess heaven was needing a hero
Somebody just like you
Brave enough to stand up
For what you believe
And follow it through
When I try to make it make sense in my mind
The only conclusion I come to
Is heaven was needing a hero
Like you

I remember the last time I saw you
Oh, you held your head up proud
I laughed inside
When I saw how you were standing out in the crowd
Your such a part of who I am
Now that part will just be void
No matter how much I need you now
Heaven needed you more

Cause heaven was needing a hero
Somebody just like you
Brave enough to stand up
For what you believe
And follow it through
When I try to make it make sense in my mind
The only conclusion I come to
Is heaven was needing a hero
Like you

Is Heaven was needing a hero
and that’s you

Pause a moment today – December 7 –

Remember to Thank Veterans of All Ages

______________________________________________

 

Success does not come by accident or chance.

Contact us for assistance.

John.Hogan@HospitalityEducators.com or 602-799-5375

HospitalityEducators.com was created to help hospitality businesses address problems via a training and information resource site to help you increase your Hotel’s revenue, market share and profitability.  With more than 1,000 pages of tips, guides, best practices, strategies, plans, budgets, videos and resources, HospitalityEducators.com is the #1 independent website for hotel owners and managers.  This site can help you solve your problems now!      Read More  

KEYS TO SUCCESS  is the umbrella title for my 2011-2012 programs, hospitality services and columns. This year’s writings focus on a variety of topics for hotel owners, managers and professionals including both my “HOW TO” articles, HOSPITALITY CONVERSATIONS™, Lessons from the Field™, Hotel Common Sense™ , THE P-A-R PRINCIPLE™  and Principles for Success.

Feel free to share an idea for a column at john.hogan@hospitalityeducators.com   anytime or contact me regarding consulting, customized workshops, speaking engagements … And remember – we all need a regular dose of common sense,


 

John Hogan is a successful hospitality executive, educator, author and consultant and is a frequent keynote speaker and seminar leader at many hospitality industry events. He is CEO and Co-Founder of www.HospitalityEducators.com , which delivers focused and affordable counsel in solving specific challenges facing hospitality today.
www.HospitalityEducators.com  is a membership site offering a wide range of information, forms, best practices and ideas designed to help individual hoteliers and hospitality businesses improve their market penetration, deliver service excellence and increase their profitability.

www.HoganHospitality.com
Your Hospitality Resource for the Hotel Owner, Innkeeper, Manager and Hospitality Industry Associations.

HospitalityEducators.com asks ” Is Hospitality Still a Place for Entrepreneurs?” Possible Answers from one of the world’s best known successes below

HospitalityEducators.com asks  

“Is Hospitality Still a Place for Entrepreneurs?”

Sir Richard Branson’s Advice for Entrepreneurs

Since Branson founded Virgin 40 years ago, the company has grown from a small record outlet to a global powerhouse, with interests in many diverse industries including travel and hospitality. 

This is one of hundreds of resources available @ HospitalityEducators.com

Success does not come by accident or chance.

Contact us for assistance.

John.Hogan@HospitalityEducators.com or 602-799-5375

HospitalityEducators.com was created to help hospitality businesses address problems via a training and information resource site to help you increase your Hotel’s revenue, market share and profitability.  With more than 1,000 pages of tips, guides, best practices, strategies, plans, budgets, videos and resources, HospitalityEducators.com is the #1 independent website for hotel owners and managers.  This site can help you solve your problems now!      Read More  

KEYS TO SUCCESS  is the umbrella title for my 2011-2012 programs, hospitality services and columns. This year’s writings focus on a variety of topics for hotel owners, managers and professionals including both my “HOW TO” articles, HOSPITALITY CONVERSATIONS™, Lessons from the Field™, Hotel Common Sense™ , THE P-A-R PRINCIPLE™  and Principles for Success.

Feel free to share an idea for a column at john.hogan@hospitalityeducators.com   anytime or contact me regarding consulting, customized workshops, speaking engagements … And remember – we all need a regular dose of common sense,


 

John Hogan is a successful hospitality executive, educator, author and consultant and is a frequent keynote speaker and seminar leader at many hospitality industry events. He is CEO and Co-Founder of www.HospitalityEducators.com , which delivers focused and affordable counsel in solving specific challenges facing hospitality today.
www.HospitalityEducators.com  is a membership site offering a wide range of information, forms, best practices and ideas designed to help individual hoteliers and hospitality businesses improve their market penetration, deliver service excellence and increase their profitability.

www.HoganHospitality.com
Your Hospitality Resource for the Hotel Owner, Innkeeper, Manager and Hospitality Industry Associations.

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