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Career Switch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Amrine Oct 1, 2013. 9 Replies

Does anyone have a recommendation on how to switch into an entirely different career?  For the last eight years I have worked in food service banquet events and as a tax preparer the first few months…Continue

Organic Food Sales

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Battles Jul 17, 2012. 11 Replies

     The last year I have become interested in selling organic foods to restaurants or possibly on an individual basis.  Much of my working years have been in restaurants and in hotels.  I relate…Continue

 

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Adam Amrine replied to Matthew Benson's discussion Career Switch
"I've connected to people on Facebook that I have no connection to. So far, I've had great results with them being willing to accept my invite and they've been willing to help. The only problem is that since LinkedIn wants you to…"
Oct 1, 2013
Matthew Benson replied to Travis Scott's discussion Writing a book...need some opinions
"To piggyback off of some of the prior replies I'd say money management and the dangers of debt, developing business relationships, mandatory phys ed.(even at the college level)."
Dec 22, 2012
Christopher Battles replied to Matthew Benson's discussion Organic Food Sales
"As suggested, making a tie between the businesses and the farms sounds like a great avenue.  Businesses need things that set them apart and having the customers know were there food comes from sound like a nice selling point. K, bye "
Jul 17, 2012
Matthew Benson replied to Matthew Benson's discussion Organic Food Sales
"Thanks.  I'm enjoying your interview on wealth building."
Jul 16, 2012
Dan Miller replied to Matthew Benson's discussion Organic Food Sales
"There is a local cool restaurant here in the Nashville area - Burger Up.  They show a listing on the wall of all the local farms where they buy produce and meat - really awesome place - http://www.burgerupcoolsprings.com/vendors.html"
Jul 16, 2012
Matthew Benson replied to Matthew Benson's discussion Organic Food Sales
"I'd like to link local farmers with local restaurants.  It does seem like the chain restaurants may be a tough sell as they may have long term contracts with well known suppliers. "
Jul 16, 2012

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Luke Townsley replied to Matthew Benson's discussion Organic Food Sales
"I have to agree about the local food over organic. I think more people want a connection with their food."
Jul 10, 2012
Damon replied to Matthew Benson's discussion Organic Food Sales
"Can I ask you this? Are you trying to link farmers and growers with restaurants, or are you trying to be more of a distributor of organic goods? Check out Grow Alabama. Much of the move now is toward locally grown foods more so than organically…"
Jul 10, 2012
Lee Smith, Dr.DIY replied to Matthew Benson's discussion Organic Food Sales
"www.greenpolkadotbox.com just started up a few months ago in the natural and organic food business. It took them a long time to finally get this business of the ground but it uses a membership model. It's a idea that's worth some thought..."
Jul 9, 2012
Matthew Benson replied to Matthew Benson's discussion Organic Food Sales
"Yeah, there are limitless possibilities.  I don't have the knowledge of organic foods just yet to feel comfortable in that environment.  Thanks Travis."
Jul 9, 2012
Travis Scott replied to Matthew Benson's discussion Organic Food Sales
"I think there is a HUGE potential in organic foods. Have you ever thought about hosting classes? You may get the most bang for your buck by hosting a group of people at your house to to show them the benefits of organic. Maybe you could approach a…"
Jul 7, 2012
Matthew Benson replied to Matthew Benson's discussion Organic Food Sales
"Luke, Thanks a lot for that idea."
Jul 6, 2012

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Luke Townsley replied to Matthew Benson's discussion Organic Food Sales
"I'm not in the restaurant business, but the organic food business interests me. I think it is an interesting idea. I'm not sure organic is the best focal point though. It could be one possible avenue, but there is a lot of local food that…"
Jul 3, 2012
Matthew Benson replied to Ryan Eggenberger's discussion Dealing with Negative Feedback
"Most people you come across will be supportive but there are always going to be cynics. Just avoid them at all cost and be careful who you share your dreams with."
Jul 2, 2012
Matthew Benson posted a discussion

Organic Food Sales

     The last year I have become interested in selling organic foods to restaurants or possibly on an individual basis.  Much of my working years have been in restaurants and in hotels.  I relate well with the front and back of the house staff and I've some experience in sales too.  There seems to be huge potential in this area but I'm just not sure how to start or how to sell my experience to some company.  Any thoughts would be appreciated.MattSee More
Jul 2, 2012
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Apr 25, 2011

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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I found out about Dan Miller a few years ago while listening to Dave Ramsey's program and purchased "48 Days to the Work You Love". Since that time I've read "No More Dreaded Mondays" and have listened to the weekly podcasts. I hope to find more focus in my transition to a new career and welcome any suggestions. I've developed thick skin over the years so don't hold back.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
The last five-six years I've had an interesting employment situation to say the least. I work as a shift supervisor and banquet server at the convention center. Pretty much anywhere they need me. ( I joke with management that I'll even work landscaping when the busy season slows down in May/June). Additionally, I work as a tax preparer for H&R Block and occasionally tutor students in Statistics, Algebra, and Precalculus.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
This is the tough part because my aspirations change every few months. I enjoy the subjects I studied in college 10-15 years ago(Economics, Political Science) as well as helping customers save money. It may seem like a strange mix but I believe I would enjoy investigative work, such as a claims examiner or something along those lines. I enjoy problem solving as well as interviewing people.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
Finding a career that I enjoy is my focus. The last few years I've gone to the job boards but haven't had much success. Just a few interviews the last three years but none of the jobs were very interesting to me. They seemed like merely a means to pay bills. I have recent experience in film as an extra and twenty years ago in theatre. I enjoy reading, specifically books such as Dan Miller's and other personal development books as well as the supernatural.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
My strongest assets are my communication skills, both verbal and written. Some people have told me I have a very good speaking voice, both deep and concise in my delivery. I have a flexible approach towards work and do not mind unpredictability in both the days and the hours. Solving mathematical problems quickly is fairly easy for me as well.

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At 2:54pm on April 8, 2011, Brent Green said…
Welcome Matthew!
Thanks for joining our 'Pursuing Your Calling' group.....
In Him,
Brent
At 7:28am on April 7, 2011,
Group Leader
Kent Julian
said…
Hi Matthew,

I try to take time each week to welcome new members to 48Days.Net. So, let me say "welcome" to you! I know you will find this to be a great site filled with people who are experiencing true success in both life and work.

One thing I noticed on your profile is you have a very good speaking voice. That is a rare gift.

Also, I'd like to point out that one of the best places to connect with other liked-minded people here is in the GROUPS section. There are groups for just about every interest you can think of, and if you can't find a group that interests you, you can start one. Groups are my favorite part of 48Days.Net!

Finally, if you happen to be a speaker or author (or want to become either), check out these two groups. They are two of the most popular groups on the site because of all the great conversation taking place:

* Speak It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Speakers!
* Write It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Writers!

Again, enjoy 48Days.Net. It's a great place to be!

Live it forward,
Kent Julian
www.liveitforward.com
At 3:31pm on April 4, 2011, Tyson Morgan said…
Matthew - Welcome to 48 Days! I think you will find this community full of wise and helpful people.
I hope you find this community full of inspiration, knowledge and information that will help you reach your goals. If I can help you in any way, please feel free to contact me at any time. I’d love to help.
I’d like to invite you to view and comment on my blog if you could. It’s about personal finance. It’s new and I would greatly appreciate any feedback or have some followers. Again, if I can help you out in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
Again, welcome to 48 Days!
Tyson
Blog: http://www.balancelifeandmoney.com
Web: http://www.smoothsailingfs.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/smoothsailingfs
Email: smoothsailingfs@comcast.net
 
 
 

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