23 Jul What I learned at Denny’s yesterday
On the road again and watching the waitress at Denny’s. She has just come on shift and is visibly unhappy that the shift before her apparently did not sweep or pick up anything off the floor. At all. She doesn’t own this Denny’s, she’s not the manager, she doesn’t even appear to be the lead waitress in the food chain. However, she comes over, apologizes for the mess, and proceeds to sweep the entire restaurant floor. I tell her, “If you don’t take care of the little things you probably won’t succeed at the big things.” She smiles.
See something that needs to be done? Do it. Don’t wait for someone else to do it. If you don’t see the little things that need to be taken care of in your business, you probably won’t see the big picture either. Look around. What needs to be done?
Yesterday, I quoted On Writing from Stephen King. If you are a fan of the horror writer, the first half is a must read. If you want to write a book or a blog, the second half is a must read. If you are an über Stephen King fan, the whole thing is for you.