350: The right time and place with David Mazur

David Mazur is considered the renaissance man of hospitality. I have had the pleasure of interacting with him as a hospitality professor, general manager, and mentor. His career has spanned over 25 years in hotels restaurants, clubs, consulting and coaching. He has been involved in a half-dozen startups and continues to grow his success.

In this episode we will discuss: Teaching business in a college setting. Bartending in New England. Experience equals knowledge. The REAL YOU is not the FACEBOOK YOU! Communicating with the consumer. The conception of Restaurant Unstoppable. The importance of mentors in any aspect off life. Putting yourself out there and the benefits it earns you. Money will come with skills. Don’t do it for the money. Restaurant consultancy.

Favorite Success Quote or Mantra.

You become your experiences.

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Career Challenge or Failure

Not planning properly for a conference of politicians who talked so much and for so long that the waitstaff walked out at 2AM.

Knowledge bombs

  1. Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?

    Don’t believe my own B.S. The best advice is to not take advice…experience it for yourself.

  2. What is your biggest weakness?

    Taking advice from the wrong people.

  3. What is one piece of advice you have for leading others?

    Organizational Democracy.

  4. What’s one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview?

    What do you like to do? What excites you?

  5. What’s a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?

    Trying to find the next thing.

  6. What’s one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?

    There is no ONE book. Find the books that challenge you.

  7. With all the knowledge you have now if you could go back in time and give your past self one piece of business advice, what would it be and why?

    Learn podcasting a year ago.

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