As Food Service Professionals, many of us reach a point where changes may be necessary in our professional or personal lives. We have all heard the adages— If you want to grow, you have to make changes. You need to alter the way you do things. You have to reorganize. You can’t continue doing the same old thing if you want different results. The list goes on . . .
Our New Website
Today I am pleased to announce that we are changing our web site. So when you click on our existing site or perform a search for David Earl, you will be linked to a new web site called “Ask the Restaurant Coach”. I decided to make this change while I was taking a podcasting class from Cliff Ravenscraft called the “Podcasting A-Z Online Training Course“. I was challenged to provide all of the reasons why I wanted to podcast. One of the things that came out of discovering the “why” was that I should have a website domain of my podcast. Though this was highly recommended to me, I still wasn’t convinced I needed to do so. As the course went on, I found out that I could hire someone to produce jingles for my podcast. So I hired a production company to produce my introduction, and the first thing the company brought up was changing the domain that I presently use.
My “Million Dollar Education”
I want to take you back to 25 years ago. At that time, I would have never thought of changing anything that I thought was good. I had a gut feeling that I should get out of a project but I went on with it. I am not going to say I wish I hadn’t, but I never responded to my “gut feelings” or intuition. To my dismay, if I was truly listening, I probably would not have opened my first restaurant. I call my first restaurant my “million dollar education”.
So, back to the current advice I was receiving. The podcast course and the production company both suggested that I change my website domain to include the podcast name. This advice came from professionals in a field of business that I really don’t have enough experience with to make any intelligent decisions. So I decided to talk to my contact at my Web Design Company and she agreed with the suggestion. So off I went, looking for a domain that would represent what direction I wanted my podcast to take. I ended up with “Ask the Restaurant Coach”. Beginning in April, my web site will look a little different and my first podcast will be produced and out on iTunes.
Are Changes Necessary?
You too may be asking the question, are changes necessary? All I can tell you is that when you have wise council and you don’t act upon it, you may be a fool not to. I decided to make changes and am happy to be welcoming a new web site and a new podcast. There is one more exciting thing— you will be able to email me any questions you may have and you may be surprised one day to hear your question answered on my show.