My Excellent War on Mediocrity

I am sick and tired of things that are just okay… mediocrity has got to go! I’m frustrated at the constant state of being underwhelmed by things that I buy, the services I pay for, and many people in general… not all of you reading this of course – just in general, so please keep…

Mothers Wisdom and Worry

A long time ago when I was certain I knew everything and could take care of myself I remember telling my mother not to worry about me.   I said it during one of our conversations after I had been out too late and she had stayed up waiting for me to come home, which…

Showing Up- A Life Lesson

Today on the way to soccer practice Jude and a friend were complaining they didn’t want go. “Sorry girls”, was my answer.   I’m the coach and I can’t skip, so you have to show up… my 5 second attempt at a life lesson. On the way to practice we passed Steak and Shake. “Let’s…

Summer is falling away

Fall is definitely in the air today.  It’s today September 11, 2015 that we’ve noticed the shift.  The 20 degree cooler temperature from yesterday is a tell tale sign.  The flags lowered to half-staff all around town recall a more tragic fall day 14 years ago.  I still remember exactly what I was doing on…

Granolove And AWG

Granolove is growing and that’s good, right?  When you run a small business it’s easy to get mired down in the day to day aspects of it.  Production, sourcing, marketing and accounting all cloud our vision of the bigger picture.  Some days, it’s hard to see if the decisions you have made are really the correct…

Spring Has Sprung!

(March 19, 2015) Springfield, MO – Spring has sprung! Spring brings the blossoming of new beginnings and awe-inspiring changes around us. The snow has bid us goodbye, the parks and soccer fields are full and the flowers are starting to bloom. Granolove deals with nature and how it affects the supply of business demands on a…

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