Tyler, here! I’d like to take a quick second to introduce Dan “Anne” to our list of guest bloggers! Today he’ll share some life lessons with us as he chases his own “there.” Enjoy!
Every week, I travel around this great country of ours trying my best to sell my company’s products to regular folks like you. One of the greatest joys of my job besides the freedom of the road, is getting to meet someone new every day. Along with new faces, I also get to visit some of the best local places to eat and shop. The other day I passed by a restaurant called Green Beans and ‘Taters. How did I know this? It had giant block letters on the side of the building that let passerby’s from miles away see exactly what you can expect if you visit that restaurant. True to its name, their lunch was a smorgasbord of southern cooking including (yep you guessed it….. green beans and taters).
Now maybe it’s all the free time I have to think about things while I’m driving but I learned several things from the restaurant with the interesting name.
They chose a name that represented who they were. I would have been gravely disappointed if I had went in and found Chinese food. People want you to be the same on the inside as the person you portray on the outside.
Believe in what you do
That restaurant didn’t have a flashy sign or clowns juggling outside to draw people in, they believed in their product and didn’t have to make it into something that it was not.
Quality not quantity
The food was very high quality (So tasty!). It isn’t about how much time you spend with friends or family but rather it is about the quality of time that you spend with them.
Who wants to live a black and white and gray life? Put some fun into it! If that means, that you need to dye your hair blue and wear bright red lipstick, then do it!! Enjoy every minute of life!
Dan “Anne” the Traveling Salesman
Dan “Anne” travels the country, collecting stories and experiences worth sharing. He loves to write and meet new people. This is his first appearance on Almost There.