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Mindset In Hospitality: Part 4 of 5

Mindset In Hospitality: Part 4 of 5

July 8, 2020

“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.”- Wayne Dyer.

This week host Brad Bodnarchuk unpacks how a simple switch from a mindset of lack (or scarcity) to a mindset of abundance can dramtically impact your business and your life.

It isn't about being positive it is about working to see the angles that play into your hands and benefit you. It's about seeing everything that you HAVE and shutting off the mind to the things you don't have.

While we still want to remain "attached to reality like a spider to it's web" having an abundant mindset could be exactly what you need to completely alter your reality in business and in your life.

This is a major key in the mindset in hospitality series as it holds such incredible power and each and every one of us have access to this switch right now. 

Mindset In Hospitality: Part 3 of 5

Mindset In Hospitality: Part 3 of 5

July 1, 2020

This week we dive deep into the improvement mindset, the importance of constantly assessing and reassessing you work and why we need to act more like a sports team moving forward.

In Part 3 you will hear host Brad Bodnarchuk advise on some key habits we all should be looking to adopt industry wide. These new habits along with the mindset shift will allow us to perform at a much higher level and give us all a greater chance at success as we battle with so much of the unknown at the moment.

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Mindset In Hospitality: Part 2 of 5

Mindset In Hospitality: Part 2 of 5

June 24, 2020

It's not you it's me.

Actually it is all of us. 

Tune in as I break down 5 steps to facilitating an identity shift and hear why I feel like an identity shift is needed for each and everyone of us within hospitality including myself.

You see for far too long we have all been the problem. We have all been in our own way.

What we have work to create within hospitality is incredibly beautiful but it is broken. We now need to shift our identity as an industry to one that is business savy and working at securing a long prosperous future.

Again so much of what I share on these podcasts I am actually speaking to myself, and this one really isn't any different.

Here's to positive changes for each of us individually and as a whole industry. 

Jessica Babin: Creating Space For Women In Hospitality

Jessica Babin: Creating Space For Women In Hospitality

June 17, 2020

I came to learn of Women and Hospitality through my friends at Bar Kismet in Halifax. I was however unaware that their General Manager Jessica Babin was one half of the passion behind this great platform promoting the stories of women in our industry.

Speaking with Jessica on the podcast I was able to gain a full understanding of what Women and Hospitality is and of course why it exists. The work Jessica and her partner Cooper Tardival have done to promote women in our industry is incredibly admirable and I cannot wait to learn more about their initiatives and learn how Half A Dozen Hospitality can support them in their efforts.

I also quickly learned that Jessica is built for this industry with a ton of experience but also a ton of skill that you just can't teach, such as making someone feel welcomed and valued.

I always feel so lucky to speak to guests on my podcast and for me this one is no different.

Be sure to follow Jessica along on social media for all of the pertinent updates of Women and Hospitality.

Restaurant Owners, DO THESE 5 THINGS RIGHT NOW!

Restaurant Owners, DO THESE 5 THINGS RIGHT NOW!

June 16, 2020

Tune in as I share my 5 absolute musts for the restaurant owners and hospitality leaders out there.

It is time to start to do things a little bit differently and I am confident that these 5 actions will not only set you down the road to a stronger and more successful business, but it will also set you up for a better life.

Let me know what you think of any one of these or even all five.


Mindset In Hospitality: Part 1 of 5

Mindset In Hospitality: Part 1 of 5

June 15, 2020

Over the past few months while we have ALL been dealing with life looking and feeling a lot different I've been struggling. I've struggled to see as a consultant who preaches systems, processes and a culture of excellence I could still be adding value to the hospitality industry, and admittedly still pay my bills.

For weeks I came up with nothing.

I was frustrated and frozen by my inability to see what I had within me that could be and likely is indeed very valuable to our global industry.

Over this 5 part series I will break down what I am confident are the key differences between a hospitality mindset and what should be the mindset in hospitality. I am extremely proud to share what I have created and I hope you all take something from these episodes. The information and tools I will be providing in each episode will no doubt be extremely valuable.

If you have any questions at all please reach out directly. Otherwise stay tuned for more of this content and see how the NEW mindset in hospitality is truly what we need to be adopting as we move forward.

We’ve Moved. Thank You Vancouver.

We’ve Moved. Thank You Vancouver.

June 10, 2020

After nearly 15years in Vancouver, a place where we started our family and I started by business we've decided to move to the East Coast to call my home Province of Nova Scotia "home" yet again.

I break down what this all means for the podcast and for my consulting business as well as what motivated us to make the move.

Vancouver will always have a special place in my heart as will so many of you who have impacted me and my time in the city and the Province of B.C.

I feel like I actually grew up in B.C. I matured and I will never forget the lessons I learned during my time in the stunning city.

Here's to new chapters, big moves, and getting things back to "normal" for us all.



Pete Lang: How To Grow Beer Business Even In A Pandemic

Pete Lang: How To Grow Beer Business Even In A Pandemic

June 3, 2020

There likely isn't a nicer guy than Pete Lang. 

The husband father of two and successful entrepreneur is the kind of guy you want to listen to and learn from.

Co-owner of the wildly successful Post-game Brewing joined me on the podcast to discuss everything under the sun but more specifically how he and his business are coping with the current landscape.

Pete breaks down how they've pivoted the business by switching up the model a little bit and are now enjoying an increase in business.

Pete also chats about the power of community and how being a good person really does pay dividends as every Dad in a 50km radius is now supporting Peter and his team at Post-game Brewing

Be sure to give Pete and his team a follow HERE and enjoy this weeks episode!


Joelle Parenteau: As Candid As They Come & Just What Hospitality Needs Right Now

Joelle Parenteau: As Candid As They Come & Just What Hospitality Needs Right Now

May 27, 2020

Having read Joelle Parenteau's latest pieces I knew I was going to learn a lot from our conversation. I also knew she'd be a lot of fun to chat with.

Joelle steps to the mic with pure truth, enthusiasm, tenacity and sincere desire to help that it made for a far better conversation than I could have ever expected. 

The Owner and Operator of Wolf Down in Ottawa, Canada has been attacking the current pandemic causing issues head on. She's pivoted where and when she can and she's an open book when it comes to sharing, for anyone that is interested in listening.

In this week show you'll hear Joelle break down here two monster pieces that took social media by storm. You will also here Joelle discuss poker, travel, hiring, and why using the "F word" is essentially her interview process.

This is one you definitely do not want to miss.

My Dad: Food, Politics, Dancing, & Tattoos. We Cover It All.

My Dad: Food, Politics, Dancing, & Tattoos. We Cover It All.

May 20, 2020

This week I had the opportunity to sit down with my Dad to discuss business, food, life, a touch of politics, tattoos and his desire to step up his cooking game.

It seemed fitting to have my Dad on as a guest of the show this week as we punch our way through what seems like day 285 of isolation. I was able to ask my Dad some pretty cool questions regarding his take on the hospitality industry now and what he thinks it will be like when we come out of this pandemic.

My Dad was actually a DJ back in the day so getting him on the microphone was a blast for me and I think he sounded great.

Dad (aka Bill, aka Grandpa) was really quite candid as we discussed his reality pre pandemic and now and what he thinks this will all look like when we come out of it.

If you like honest conversation about the world today this is an episode you will not want to miss!


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