The Half A Dozen Hospitality Podcast

The #1 Tip For The Restaurant Industry: Move Dirt

May 13, 2020

Move dirt.

I have been blessed with numerous conversations with people in and out of the industry over the past few months about what restaurants can do to bounce back from this brutal tidal wave of uncertainty. Through the conversations I’ve heard some great ideas and fantastic visions for next steps for our global community of restaurants, hotels, bars and cafes. However out of all of the conversations I am brought back to one quote that I heard years ago that has always stuck with me.

“Getting strong is like moving a pile of dirt. Some days you use a shovel and some days you use a spoon, but what’s important is that you move some dirt.” John Welbourn of Power Athlete HQ may not be a restaurateur but this quote applies to so many things, especially the current landscape in hospitality.

While the quote itself is speaking to building strength and fitness the core of the word he shares should be taken extremely seriously by all of us right now.