How to have fun with tasks you hate!

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How to have fun with tasks you hate! 😒 🔜 😂

We all have some stuff on our weekly todolist that we hate. This is a post about how to make that stuff more fun. Why?Because if we accomplish that then I truly believe the overall life experience raise. Yay! 😄👌🏼

The small things I truly hate and how I'm making it fun!

Cleaning! 😩

I’m not a fan of cleaning. Really not a fan. I would even go so far to say that if Manchester United played against cleaning then I would support Manchester United (..And yes I hate Manchester United).

..But how do I make cleaning fun then? 🤔

I have found out what works for me. This is not a universal thing though. Meaning that it might not tricker you. I put on some 90’s music and sing along while I dance around like no one is watching.🕺🏽

However even though this sounds silly then I want you to give it a try! If the 90’s aren’t doing it for you then switch to the 80’s. I’m beyond confident that some music will do the magic. 💥

Actually music works on many things that normally do suck. Running, cycling, cleaning, driving etc. etc. It all becomes way easier with some awesome music, right?

Another thing I have learned about cleaning: The hardest part is to start. Afterwards I always look back at the old version of me who had such a hard time starting and I’m thinking “Dude come on. Enough excuses. It really doesn’t take as long as you think. Just yell Geronimo and go!” 👊🏾😎

Complaints! 😓

This is NOT fun. I hate it so bad. However it’s a part of being an Entrepreneur. You get complaints. The goal is of course to get as few of them as possible. But I don’t believe you can run a business without receiving a few complaints every now and then. Simply because some people even complain when they have nothing to complain about. Not fair but a reality. 🙃

If you, like me, care about your own business then the worst part is to receive an email or a call from a client complaining about your service/product.

How to make that fun then? ..Yeah it’s tough to make it fun. I actually don’t think that’s possible but you can change the outcome and make it a less negative experience for you and your client. 💃🏽🕺🏽

First you need to listen to what the client say and make sure you understand what they are saying. Then you need to figure out whether the complain is a real complain or just a client trying to get a cut down in price.

If it’s a real serious complain then the goal is to turn them around. It’s all about listening and showing that you care. The client should feel that you are deeply sorry and that you want to solve this situation in a professional way. It’s absolutely crucial that you react in a humble and understanding way. Don’t make it worse by arguing with them. You can ask what they think is fair and how they want to solve but in the end it’s up to you. I also believe they react in a more positive manner if you have thought of a solution and present it.

If it’s a serious complain then give them more than they ask for. They will only appreciate it. You will maybe event experience that they will go from being angry and complaining to being your ambassador. That should be what you are aiming for. 😎💪🏽

What I normally do is, that I give them a cut down in price and give them a free cocktail course. Here I book myself as the bartender. That way I get the chance to show them how much I care. This is crucial since they probably feel the opposite since they are complaining. Even though it’s a step outside my comfort zone to meet up with a complaining client and it would be so much easier just to solve it on the phone then I really believe it’s a better way in the long run. Hopefully you don’t get many complaints so you do have time to really listen and learn from the experience.

Cold calling! 😑

This one I used to do a lot in the early stage of my business. Now I don’t have to do it which I’m thankful for. However I still wanna give you advice on this boring and quite terrifying task.

Cold calling sucks ass. You get a no more often than you get on Tinder. It’s crazy! When you finally get to someone interested in your service/product then the answer is that you can send them an bloody email. Come on!? Like you didn’t explain it well enough.. 😤

You feel rejected in no time! So how can we make that more fun?

Hmm.. It’s a tough one. I believe you should start using music once again. At hour office I invented that each time we close a client we play Indiana Jones theme song, Lion King theme song or Pirates of the Caribbean theme song. We celebrate the closed client like it was Champions League! We do it no matter the size of the client. Of course we celebrate way more if it’s a bigger one but you get the point. Celebrate.  That you should do in cold calling as well. Just don’t only celebrate when you get a yes (Then you’ll not celebrate that often..). The goal is to celebrate daily. Put the barrier on a lower height. Each time you get to send an email regarding your service/product then celebrate! Celebrate it like it’s a closed client. 🥂🕺🏽💃🏽

Of course that doesn’t mean they say yes but it’s still closer to a yes than ever. Not to forget that the celebration brings your mood up which will impact the next one you call. Your sound is absolutely key in cold calling. The more thrilled, positive and trustworthy you sound the better. Confidence and a happy mood is what you need. Those celebrations will help on that! 🎉

Another good method is to use statistics. Count your calls and find out how many you get to send an email. Then you want to be constantly beating yourself. That conversion rate needs to raise. Present you vs. old version you. I bet you great odds in that competition right? 💥😄

The Cleaning Storage Dance

How I’m cleaning my storage in a fun way!

Here you can watch how I dance around like a monkey while I clean my storage. This shit went down on a Sunday. I was beyond tired but I put on some music and my mood went up. Exponential.

Ulemperne ved livet som iværksætter

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Ulemperne ved livet som iværksætter

Sikke en fest

Livet som iværksætter ses ofte som en dans på røde roser. Således: 🌹🕺🏽💃🏽

Man er herre i eget hus. Man bestemmer helt selv mødetid, arbejdsgang, produktivitet og sin egen daglige rolle. Frihed. Den søde smag af total frihed må være, den første mange tænker på, når man overvejer en tilværelse som selvstændig.

Nu hedder dette indlæg “ulemperne ved livet som iværksætter“, og som du nok kan fornemme, så er dette indlæg altså ikke et verbalt jubel virvar over iværksætter tilværelsen. Men du da selv iværksætter? Yes. Dette indlæg er heller ikke skrevet for at skræmme dig væk. Jeg både elsker og hader den selvstændige uransagelige vej. Jeg er nok mest fan. Sådan en 80-20 eller 60-40.

Her vil jeg dog fremlægge ulemperne. De er nemlig væsentlige. Hamrende væsentlige. Især nu når titlen “iværksætter” trender som aldrig før.

Tjek bare her:

Dette er jo skønt på mange måder. Der er dog et par væsentlige punkter, som jeg syntes man skal huske på her midt i festlighederne. Ulemperne.

Ulemperne:

😥 Ensomhed 😥:

Ifølge MetroXpress føler hver fjerde dansker sig ensom: https://www.mx.dk/nyheder/danmark/story/11602566. Dette er jo ikke ensbetydende med, at de alle som en er iværksættere. Det er dog stadig sørgeligt og en tendens, som skal rettes op på. Den kurve skal bare knækkes. Punktum. Men for at komme tilbage på sporet, så vil jeg bruge egne erfaringer som bevisbyrde på min påstand.

Iværksætterlivet er i den spæde start en ensom affære. Hvert fald hvis du starter alene op. “Hvorfor?” tænker du måske. Tjoh, hvis du er helt ny, så arbejder du sikkert enten hjemmefra, fra en café eller et billigt kontorfællesskab (hvis du har budgettet til det). De to første giver lidt sig selv. Hjemmefra møder du nok ikke mange mennesker, medmindre du bor i et stort kollektiv. På nogle caféer kommer der naturligvis andre ligesindede og arbejder. Der er dog slet ikke garanti for, at de tager kontakt til dig. Så er der kontorfællesskabet tilbage. Her tænker du måske: “FEDT – Her må jeg møde masser af mennesker!!“. Her er mit svar, at det virkelig afhænger af det fællesskab du sidder i. Nogle fællesskaber er super seje til at facilitere networking på tværs af de mennesker der sidder der, mens andre er fuldstændig elendige til netop dette. Undersøg og vær derfor kritisk før du betaler et dyrt medlemskab med en månedslang opsigelse, som er sværere at afmelde end Netflix. 😎

Du skal altså være forberedt på, at du kommer til at skulle spendere ret meget tid med dig selv. Så hvis du ikke er fan af vedkommende, så er iværksættertilværelsen nok en kende hård. Ej. Jeg anbefaler, at du finder ud af om du kan klare mosten som den ensomme ulv. Og vigtigere end det: Kan du finde en vej ud af ensomheden? En sportsgren? En strikkeklub? Familie/venner? Det er meget bedre, at forberede sig på ensomheden og komme den til livs, inden dens klamme hånd har grebet om dig. 🖐🏼

🍸 Selvdisciplin 🍸:

Du kender det stensikkert fra gymnasiet eller folkeskolen. Lektierne. Man skal både lave afleveringer, læse op og øve grammatik. Stav til øv. Det kræver selvdisciplin og viljestyrke. Det samme gør det at være selvstændig.

Selvdisciplin er simpelthen alfa omega og en af de vigtigste nøgler til succes. Den skal bare være en del af det nøglebundt af egenskaber, som du render rundt med. 🔑

Hvorfor er det vigtigt? Livet som iværksætter er hårdt arbejde. Rigtig hårdt. Det kan hurtigt blive en 60-100 timers arbejdsuge. Blod, sved og tårer er næste opskriften. helt konkret er selvdisciplinen uhyre vigtig, når du skal alt fra salg til marketing til rette din hjemmeside til bogføring. Der er virkelig mange opgaver som nystartet iværksætter. Og her i begyndelsen, så er du altså den bedste økonomichef, udvikler, sælger, SOME-ekspert i virksomheden. Med tiden, så kan du hyre andre til disse opgaver. Men i den spæde start, så er det altså vigtigt, at man virkelig tænker over, hvor man bruger sit budget. 💸

Hvis dit navn ikke lige rimer på selvdisciplin, så kan det være, at du skal overveje en ekstra gang om selvstændighedens vej, er din vej.

🔥 Sacrifices 🔥:

Det er ofte noget man glemmer, når man snakker om succesfulde iværksættere. Man ville jo ønske man var dem. Eller ville man? I min optik har man tendens til at glemme alle de ‘sacrifices‘, som har gjort, at de er nået dertil.

Jeg er 100 % sikker på, at både Claus Meyer, Martin Thorborg, Elon Musk, Christian Stadil, Jesper Buch osv. osv. alle har sat firmaet over det meste andet. Ferie, fritid og familie må af og til stå i anden række. Ligesom firmaet naturligvis må stå i anden række på vigtige mærkedage. Det må aldrig overskygge familien, vennerne og parforholdet. Man skal dog have forventningsafstemt med nære relationer, at man altså ikke kan prioritere dem øverst i alle tilfælde.

Eksempel: Nu sidder jeg her i skrivende stund og skriver på dette blogindlæg. Jeg kunne have siddet hos min mormor og morfar i det mørke Jylland. Mere mæt og med både brødre og forældre omkring mig. Det har jeg ikke valgt. Her kan jeg lyde som et dårligt menneske. Det skal jeg ikke bedømme om jeg er, men i dette tilfælde valgte jeg forretningen her i København. Mest på grund af, at jeg ville skulle frem og tilbage på 24 timer. Men min pointe er, at man som iværksætter må være klar til at ofre væsentligheder i ny og næ. Man skal naturligvis begrænse ofringerne, og virkelig mærke efter hvornår man kan, og hvornår man ikke kan.

Ensomhed - Ulemperne ved livet som iværksætter

💸 Økonomi 💸:

Nu er det ikke ment sådan, at du ikke lære noget om økonomi. Det gør du. Iværksætteri vil bestemt lære dig, hvor hårdt det kan være, at tjene penge. At lave profit.

Den økonomiske ulempe ved iværksætteri er, at alt koster penge eller tid. Du vil hurtigt opleve, at du er begrænset medmindre du har en godt rustet økonomi.

Du er begrænset på den måde, at du ikke kan gøre præcist hvad du vil. Den frihed, som du inden cirkusset gik i gang regnede så stærkt med, den er væk. Du kan ganske vist selv bestemme, hvornår vækkeuret skal ringe, så kan du alligevel ikke selv bestemme det. Du skal jo tjene din egen løn og dække dine udgifter. Der er ingen arbejdsgiver der gør det for dig. Uanset hvor mange timer du bruger, så er du ikke garanteret en løn. Det kan virke uretfærdigt, men det er sådan systemet er indrettet. ⏰

Du skal altså ud og sælge din vare/ydelse før du måske kan udbetale dig selv løn. Så selvom du elsker dit produkt, og bruger 12-16 timer dagligt på at pusse nusse om dette, så er du ikke garanteret en hyre. Du skal sælge det på den ene eller anden måde. Eller betale andre for at gøre det. Barske omstændigheder, men virkelighed.

Så det er altså en rigtig fin idé at spare op inden du kaster dig ud i erhvervslivet som selvstændig. En forretningsplan og en klar strategi for, hvordan du skal tjene penge, er bestemt også at foretrække.

Konklusion

Iværksætteri er ikke for alle. Jeg skal ikke være djævlens advokat på nogen måde.

Min holdning er, at alle kan lære noget af at prøve det. Dertil skal siges, at vi lever i Danmark, hvor det ikke kan gå helt galt.

Man lærer nemlig helt utrolig meget af det, og det er en af de ting, som driver mig. Det giver en energi til at sidde mutters alene på kontor kl. 21 på en søndag. (Det er faktisk det frøken klokken snart passere nu..). Efter at have misset både en fodboldlandsholds VM kvalifikationskamp og en familie middag.

Du skal dog være opmærksom på, at iværksætterlivet er op og ned. Det tænker du måske, at du er vant til, at det går op og ned. Her skal du dog bemærke, at rutchebanen altså er meget vildere og kurverne stejlere indenfor dette erhverv. 🎢

Du skal kunne nyde tilværelsen uanset om den er på vej op eller ned. Vær taknemmelig fra første fløjt. Men hvad skal man være taknemmelig for, hvis du ikke har udrettet noget endnu? Fordi, at du kan. Du lever i mulighedernes tid. Stop brokkeriet og nyd det nu.

Så prøv det af, og vend om, hvis det ikke er dig. Vi lever kun en gang. Det er en kliché, men det er kun en kliché, da det er sandt. Så – Rock on! 🚀

 Kys det nu, det satans liv. Ikkå! 😘

Cheers!

🎩

👏🏽 Del da lige! 👏🏽

Entrepreneurs learn new shit with pleasure!

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Entrepreneurs learn new shit with pleasure!

It’s important to say that I don’t own the rights to the pictures above. If anyone know how to find the artists then I want to buy him a Cocktail, give him lots of credit and a huge High Five. Peace!✌?

Why learning and your attitude about learning is alfa omega in Entrepreneurship

Never stop learning. Because life will never stop teaching. ??

I’m hungry after learning new skills. Not many things beat the feeling of figuring something out which you have struggled with for ages. If you want to be an Entrepreneur then you need to understand how important learning is and your attitude about learning.

You need to be open to new tools, methods, programs, knowledge etc. etc. Why? Because the world and technology is changing and developing faster than ever. If you don’t adapt to changes then you’ll die. ??

The skills that was worth a billion yesterday maybe irrelevant tomorrow. If you don’t understand that then you’ll lose. You need to keep learning. Whether it’s how to build a website, how to be a leader, accounting, new trending social medias or how to write a business plan doesn’t matter. You need to be open and find it interesting. Right now mobile apps, platforms and subscription services are trending and have been trending for some time. If you etc. don’t have a mobile friendly version of your website then Google will ignore you and you don’t want that. You need to learn from the past (what was trending and why), you need to adapt to the present (what’s trending now) and you need to look into the future (what will be trending tomorrow). ???

I’m not saying you need to learn everything in details. However are you in the beginning of your venture then you are the best marketer, salesman, CEO, CTO, HR, Accountant, Lawyer you have (..and yes that also mean you need to go for coffee yourself). Even if you can afford hiring a guy for all the tasks then you should still learn the basics. It will save you money and time. Life as an Entrepreneur is all about saving time and money where you can so you can invest it somewhere else.

Make a list!

Make a list of the skills you are good at and those you like doing. You should always do those. Now make a list of all the rest you need to do which you don’t fancy doing yourself. You shouldn’t learn all at once. Order them by priority. What’s nice to have and what’s needed? What is a return investment if you get someone else to do it and what’s not? Dig into each point on your to-do list.

By making a list you are already one step closer completing it. Boom. ✋??

The Website Example

Before you hire a web developer team for building your website it would  be smart to know a bit about websites. How are websites build? What kind of website do I need for my business right now? And what about the future? By doing a bit of investigation you’ll gain a lot of knowledge. You’ll learn lots in a couple of hours spent on Youtube.com, Linda.com or just by Googling. Do a bit of research before you spent your hard-earned cash. Perhaps you can do it yourself.

Building a website is often done by mistake. I have heard many stories from friends who picked the first cheap web developer they found and it didn’t turn out well. Myself included. It seemed easy and not that expensive. We chose that solution because we were lazy and didn’t knew any better. I don’t want you to make the same mistake. My advice: Learn a bit about websites and what you need before you hire someone. High Skilled developers are like clean bed sheets. You don’t know how much you appreciate them before you have tried it. It’s just amazing! ?

Conclusion:

If you want to be an Entrepreneur (..or if you want to be more successful as an Entrepreneur) then learning and your ability to keep learning absolutely key.

Learn from the past, rock the present and adapt to the future = ?

Whether you need to do the tasks yourself or hire someone to do it is irrelevant. You will need to learn it anyway. If you hire someone to do it you’ll still need to learn how to hire the best candidate for the given task.

“Dear Rasmus, I understand what you are saying man but where the f*** should I start????”

www.Ted.com

Enjoy!

High Five and pure love from a humble, awesome and learning ?-hat

Time for Rhyme

If you don't want your business to burn

Then there is stuff you need to learn

Be humble and curious

Attack knowledge like you are furious 

Learn from the past

That's how you grow fast!

You can always expand your brain

Information to gain

If you think you're perfect - You're insane!

What you should do instead?

Start learning from Ted

Learn from beyond and above

Just always do what you love! ????

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What Entrepreneurs forget

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What we as Entrepreneurs forget!

It’s important to say that I don’t own the rights to the pictures above. If anyone know how to find the artist then I want to buy him a Cocktail, give him lots of credit and a huge High Five. Especially the cartoon. It’s creative and fun. If it’s illegal to share the pictures and I receive a bill for that then I’ll pay it. I’m a huge fan of all pictures and I truly hope I’ll meet the artist one day. Peace!✌?

What is it? What is it? What is it??? ???

Alright in my previous blog post I explain that Time is the biggest value in life. Now I tell you that PATIENCE is key. Yes. I believe many people forget how important patience is. It’s absolutely key in my mind. That might upset you a slightly bit. You are running out of time and you have all these goals you wanna achieve, right?  You feel patience is the last thing you need right now. You are filled with the “Just do it” mentality. You are ready to yell GERONIMOOO! or you maybe you have already done it. I’m not saying it’s a mistake. If you just have started a business or if you are thinking about starting one then I still think you should go for it! ???

What am I saying then? I want you to be patient about your big great goal. It doesn’t happen overnight. No matter how brilliant app idea you may have then it will take time to build up a huge userbase. A great example is Pokemon GO ?. Many believed it to be a overnight success but that couldn’t be more wrong. If you don’t believe me have a read: https://www.inc.com/dana-severson/what-overnight-success-pokémon-go-took-20-years-to-take-off-according-to-its-cr.html

Entrepreneurship is a Marathon:

Patience is key. That’s not the same as saying “Good things come to those who wait”. I disagree with that point of view. In my ming it should be: “Good things come to those who hustle hard“. When I tell you patience is key then you need to understand that entrepreneurship is a marathon and not a sprint.

You will get cramps. You will suffer. Maybe even puke. At some point you will want to quit. Experience that shit happens even though you try to avoid it. A cocktail of all that. Garnished with a few wins every now and then. In order to cross the finishline you need to believe in yourself, work hard, stay consistent and be patient.

Patience is important to remember. Especially when you are a startup. Look at the big corporates you know. Coca Cola launched in 1886, Apple in 1976, Walmart in 1962, Volkswagen 1937. None of those huge corporates was build in a couple of months… Oh wait I know what you are thinking. When there is a rule there is exceptions but let’s dig into those then: Google is from 1996, Snapchat was live in 2011, Facebook launched in 2004. They are all huge now. However even these super companies took at least a couple of years to establish a huge userbase. Great Entrepreneurship is a Marathon. Good things take time. Period. ??

Patience doesn’t mean laziness ??

I’m not saying you should wait for success to happen. You need to make things happen. That’s done by working hard and being consistent. Hard work and consistency is fundamentals. Patience is the ingredient that many ambitious entrepreneurs including myself struggle with. We want to conquer the world and we want to do it today! We feel bad when things don’t go the way we want it to and we change our routine, plan or even our goal if don’t experience success. That’s not completely wrong. It’s good to adapt to changes from society and change a plan/goal if you don’t get any results. However maybe you was closer than ever and going down the right path. Keep your Yes hat on and keep working like a beast! ✋?

Patience is your key
Mixed with Hard work and Consistency
That can’t fail
Call it a Cocktail 
It should be your partners in crime
like mine is gin, tonic and lime
I truly hope you get the point. Patience doesn’t mean you shouldn’t listen if you really are going nowhere. Your entrepreneurial ride should be fun and enjoyable. Not all the time but most of the time. You should experience results if you are working hard just don’t expect them to be visible overnight. Maybe you have achieved a lot but you can’t see it yourself. Sometimes it’s works better to ask a friend or family member. This blogpost is just to open your mind to patience.

Stress and patience:

Patience might be exactly what you need in your daily life. If you are working those 10-15 hours a day trying to build a business or launching one then your to do list is probably filled up. You have a ton of tasks, huge ambitions and great goals. Why are you not reaching your goals? Why is it just not going your way? …Patience! ??
You need to keep doing what you are doing for some time before you can expect  results.
A huge High Five and lots of pure Love from the man with the ?.
Hard work + Consistency + Patience = You’ll reach those goals! ??

Time for Rhyme

Let me be straight 

Patience doesn't mean you should wait

You need to work hard and do much more

Success will not just knock at you door

You need to keep doing your thing!

Now smile, dance, hustle and please do sing!

That's called en-joy-ing!

Enjoy the ride and make it fun

Why? The ride might be a long run

Entrepreneurship is a Marathon

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The Biggest Value in Life!

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The Biggest Value in Life!

What is it?

Money? No. Oil? Nope. Gold? Neither. Diamants? Not even close. Coffee then? I do love coffee like a maniac (5 cups a day.. No kidding) but it’s not as important as the one I’m thinking about.

The biggest value in life is time. Money will come and go. Time will not come back. Never. At least not right now. Technology will probably in the future make time  less important. Yes I truly believe the future will make it possible to be forever young. It’s crazy but crazy is the new sane. In the era we live in though time is the biggest value. Nothing is worth more than your time. Why? Well you’ll only be able to save time on your actions. From reading the beginning of this sentence to the ending you will spend some time. That time is spend. Those seconds will not come crawling back. They are gone. Forever. Please don’t stop reading though. My intention with this blogpost dear reader is to make you more aware of that.

Time is a resource you’ll never receive more of. That means you really really should think about where you spend it. I meet people everyday telling me about their goal in life and how they right now work really hard to achieve that goal. I have huge respect for hardworking people. However if you don’t enjoy the ride towards your big great goal then I don’t see the point. The ride and daily life should be one that makes you laugh, smile and dance. It should even make you sing on the good days. ??

You might be a little confused and asking: What’s my passion? How do I enjoy the ride towards my goal? That’s easy for you to say but how to do that?

Let me be more specific then. First of all I’m 100 % confident that you know what you like. Whatever it is then you should build your life around it. Why? Because all the time you spend doing differently is a waste of time and we just found out that time is the biggest value in life. Spend it like you spend your money. Or be even more cheap. Family, friends and passion. Boom. Fill your life with those three things. Mix it with love and shake it like it was a cocktail. Then add a dash of traveling and a pinch of exercise. Top up with a positive mindset and garnish with a open attitude to new culture, ideas and learning. #Metaphor #Cocktails #NailedIt ??

How not to waste time? 

Hmm maybe I wasn’t specific enough so let me try again. It’s easier to go the other way around: What is time wasting and how to get rid of it? Well.. Thanks for asking!

Many probably believe Social Media, TV, Youtube, Movies etc. to be the ones to blame. However the point is that everything can be time wasting. It all comes down to you as an individual. Something might seem time wasting for you while it is a passion for others. Working out is a great example. Some do it as less as possible and some loves the shit out of it. They spend hours in the gym on weekly basis. And why not? If that’s whats keep them going then that’s amazing. I’m not here to judge. I’m just here to make sure you realize how you spend that precious time while you still have lots left. Remember that, you are only one decision away from changing your life. Don’t make it more complicated than it actually is.

Monday mood:

Sorry but now I will judge. Please stop hating Monday. Monday has never ever done anything bad to you. It’s you and only you who makes Monday bad. If you hate Monday you’ll only make it worse. This is something I know that you know. It all comes down to your focus. Is your #MondayMood: “Yes! I’m alive. it’s amazing. I feel humble, passionate and awesome. I’m ready to make this day count! ?????” then you are off to one brilliant version of a Monday (..Yes they exist). If your #MondayMood is more like this: “Aaaaaahhhh shit. Come on raining again? Why is the bus always fucking late? Why did I just lose my car keys? Does the world just hate me? Seriously? Monday you really are a bitch!!! ☔️????” then you’ll only make it harder to succeed. Much harder.

It’s science bitch. Draw your victory and say it out loud. Now you are already two steps closer achieving it. Why? Because you have visualized it and you have told your surroundings that you are going to do this. They will help you. Whether you think you can or you can’t you are right. Period.

Love Monday. Kiss Tuesday. Give Wednesday a huge High Five. Cheers to Thursday. Make Friday Fabulous. Saturday you don’t need anything to make that one great. Sunday is Funday. Repeat. ?

That’s all for now. Enjoy your time until we see each other again Dear Reader!

Time for Rhyme

I'll end this with a punchline to remember 

Serving it to you like a Bartender

I truely hope you dig my Rhyme

The biggest value in life is Time

Sharing is caring! Thanks for the love and your time!

Why 2016 wasn’t that bad

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Why 2016 wasn’t that bad

I know a lot of bad things happened in 2016. Terror attacks, legends past away, Brexit, Trump and many more. However blaming the year is really not gonna help. I tend to believe that if you focus on all the bad in our world then it’s pretty easy to get scared or to feel that it’s the worst year ever.

Terror attacks: Sure there was some people who apparently couldn’t stand that we as a planet are getting better connected. I don’t know why you commit that kind of a crime. You must feel misunderstood, scared, jealous and angry at the same time. Whatever reasons you have then please understand that absolutely no reasons are acceptable for such. Even though these terrible things still happen then it’s just good to remember that it’s been worse. Technology have made us all very well connected. Now a days so we get news from all over the world. Constantly and with such a speed that even Formula 1 racing seems a bit boring. We hear about all the accidents from all over the world. That’s a lot of accidents and bad news are more interesting. It’s sad but true. A media channel gets far more clicks from an accident than a romantic succesful story. Please remember that before you get scared visiting the Eiffel Tower or watching the Olympics. Yes there is a risk that something bad happens but life is full of risks, live with it.

Legends past away: David Bowie, George Michael, Prince, Frank Sinatra and many more. It’s not great. It’s really bad. Rest in peace times 1000. However please use it in a positive way. Listen to these legends songs and remember: We are all gonna die one day. We don’t know when, how or what actually happens. It’s pretty f****** scary. However please try to see it from a positive ankle. If you are reading this then I can tell you some amazing news (yes I’m going breaking!): You’re alive! Smile! Dance! Jump!

Brexit and Trump: Yes not many people saw those two coming. Who would have predicted that one year ago? However if you are scared or believe it’s the worlds end then you need to think twice. From a positive perspective it can be a major wake up call and a reason to look at political system from scratch. Nowadays you need a handfull of lawyers, an accountant and a contact person in SKAT to know what’s right and what’s wrong. Why don’t we have a system that makes life simple? A system build on common sense.

Again it’s easy to blame the system and the politicians just because life is tough and your taxes are high. I believe grumbling never solves anything. If you are frustrated then do something about it! You hate how the world is developing then take action!  Tiny steps count. It evolves into a bigger amount.

That being said here is my 2016 – Failures and achievements. Cheers in advance!

2016 achievements:

  • From one man army to a rockstar team: I started the year as being the only one working full time in my company. Now we ended the year being 4 guys and a few part time as well. Of course a ton of awesome bartenders, waitresses and DJ’s as well. That’s why I’ll from now on be saying ‘we’ instead of ‘I’. And it feels kinda great! Our business is very seasonal. December we have always been many working parttime/fulltime but now we are a team the whole year. That’s different. I really enjoy that different. ??
  • Turnover increased: Turnover of GetBartender.com in 2015 was 1.5 million DKK. Turnover in 2016 is 2.4 million DKK. However turnover is not money earned which is important to remember. No multimillionaire here!
  • Other Cashcows established: We launched new business and earned money from GetCocktails.com and Isterninger.NU. Not as much as planned but shit takes time. ?
  • From talking to walking: We made GetBartender.com a lot easier to run. Fridge, freezer, two ice machines, three cars, bigger storage in Århus and a lot of online tools that helps. Awe-to the-some. If you can talk the talk then you also have to be able ro walk the walk. Enough said. ???
  • Tough decisions: Increased our prices and upgraded on everything of the core business. As an entrepreneur you need to know what you are worth. We could see that we was running really fast for all our amazing clients. We wanted more time in order to launch in other countries and grow new businesses. We also wanted to upgrade the level of our services. We therefore increased our prices. We did it so we could earn more money per client and concentrate even more on delivering 100 % for each of them. It’s still to early to say if it’s the right choice. However it feels really great! ???
  • Helping homeless! We started giving our empty cans to homeless people. In Denmark each can is worth money. That way people don’t throw them out together with other trash. At least that’s the purpose. GetBartender.com give away all those cans to Homeless. The homeless then go to the supermarket with it and gets money back. We call it www.DetBarPant.dk. It’s easy, we are helping poor people and the money we would have got from the cans is not destroying our budget. The best is the smiling faces you see when you hand over the cans. It could be because we are dressed like Batman and Robin when we do it. I choose to believe that’s it’s a mix of both.
  • Greater list of clients: Our list of clients and the events have been taking a step up. We have served cooperates such as Tryg, Zendesk, Fødevarestyrelsen, Vejdirektoratet, Dell, Deliotte, Arbejdsmarkedsstyrelsen, Sahva, Aller Media, Danbolig, CrossFit Copenhagen and many more. ?
  • Creative collaboration is the shit: As an entrepreneur it’s important that you know how to collaborate with likeminded people. We started collaborating with several locations, DJ’s, Beer companies, catering services. We all have the same target group so why not help each other. It’s simple and it really works.
  • Not just Bartenders: We have found our niche. Bartending and Cocktails is what we are really good at. However this year we have started helping our clients with whatever they needed. Food, music, tables, venues or whatsoever. If they have the budget for whatever they have in mind then we are ready to help! Being flexible about your service is important nowadays. People are different and they have different needs. Listening is absolutely key.??

Conclusion:

2016 is over. It’s been a ride you couldn’t predict. Up and down. Mostly up though. I can’t say I’m not satisfied. I’m still alive and my business has never been stronger as it is right now. I have learned a lot. The three key lessons being that:

  1. Patience is everything. Overnight success is something you plan for. Shit takes time. Much more time than you think. Stay consistent to your goal.
  2. Get the right people around you. If you are not surrounded by the right people then you are screwed. They don’t necessarily need to have the same goal as you, being as patient as you or as hard working. However you need to make sure they other stand the ride. If they don’t understand the ride it’s not because they are dumb. It’s simply because you haven’t explained it well enough. They need to understand it. Only that way they will be as patient and hard working as yourself. You can’t blame other people for not following your dream if you don’t listen to their dreams and help them reach whatever they want to achieve. That I’m still struggling with but I’m getting there.
  3. Walking beats talking. It’s easy to plan and put stuff on your to do list. What really matters is execution. What do you really do? Success. Taste that word. It’s not just something that comes your way. Success will not just knock on your door all randomly. If you are lucky it will. However if you work smart then you can make it swing by more often and not all randomly. I said “work smart” because it’s not time spent that counts. It’s what’s done the end of the day. It’ doesn’t matter whether you work 100 hours per week or 40. What matters is what you achieve in does hours you work.

Goodbye 2016 and hello 2017! I’m all yours and ready to kick some serious ass!

In the next blog post I’ll write my goals for this year and tell you some exciting and scary news. #StayTuned ✌??

Work is Play

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Start loving what you do by making your to do list attractive!

It’s never been more important that you love what you are doing. In average we spent 30 % of our life working. That’s a lot. If you want to have something to compare with we sleep around 30 % as well.

If we spent 30 % working then we really should think about what we do with that 30 %. How many of does 30 do you love? 25? 20? 10? None? I know that none of us love all the 30 %. We all want to quit what we are doing from time to time. However it should not be a feeling you have in general. Work should be fun. Not hilarious, but fun. If you feel in doubt about your work then I believe you are not in doubt. Nowadays the world is filled with opportunities. You can do almost exactly what you want. Or at least pretty damn close! I want to challenge you to believe that. If you could do exactly what you want what would you do? First step finding your dream job is finding your passion.

If your passion is football etc. and you as a kid spend hours training to become the professional without succeeding then don’t see it as a mistake. It’s a lesson. You can do almost whatever you want. Everyone has limits. However if you still want to work with football and that’s your passion then there is a million ways to make it a fulltime job. Professional football player is just one of the many ways. Coach, physiotherapist, masseuse and so on.

It all begins with you focussing on the opportunities and not the problems. What is the worst that could actually happen? ..If it doesn’t kill you it makes you stronger they say. I tend to believe that if you know your passion then it is a giant mistake not to pursue it just a tiny bit.

Yes it is a risk.

Yes you will feel frustrated.

Yes it may cause economic chaos.

Yes you will think about why you did it at some point.

Yes the world around you will question your actions. Even those people closest to you.

But it will make you smile more (and everything before the but is bullshit!!..). It will make you work harder because you will not feel the work as work. Those extra hours you need to put in will not feel like extra hours.

The YEEEEEEEESSS feeling

We know Nike says Just do it and many succesful entrepreneurs do the same, “Follow your passion” and all that stuff they brag about. I want to challenge you for real. All these phrases are of course easier to yell than they are to follow. You are probably thinking just do what!? what is that it that I have to do? And what if I don’t know my passion? Or how do I make living when my passion is Netflix, Ben & Jerries and Holidays? ..That is some great questions. In fact I don’t have a clear answer to you. I still want to challenge your drive though. When your worklife is as its best (closed a client etc.) then it really should make Netflix, Ben & Jerries and Holidays suck ass. You should get that YEEEEEESSS feeling sometimes. The more often the better. I want you to ask yourself if you get that YEEEEESS feeling at your work? Because if you work to pay bills or to get more time for other stuff then you are wrong. It’s 30 % of your life. Think about that. Spending 30 % of your life to make the last 40 % better (remember 30 % you are asleep..) is not the best solution. It’s of course acceptable. But if better is possible good is not enough. 

Why not make 90-95 % of that one life you’ve got amazing? What is the worst that could happen? Are you scared of failing? Then let me tell you that believing you can actually do it is 90 % of success. Cheers for that!

Mondaaaays:

We all do it once in a while. We wake up Monday morning and we feel tired, dizzy and we just want coffee. We use Monday as an excuse for our mood. The “You know it’s Monday…” kind of vibe. I challenge you to stop that. Monday is not a bitch. Or a bad guy. Monday is the smartest kid in school. The kid that’s easy to hate because everyone else does it. But why not collaborate with Mr. Monday?

Why not get a great start of every week? Enjoy it. Get ahead. Kiss that Monday. If you hate Monday then it’s what you do that you hate. I challenge you to make your Monday more fun. Start next Monday. Dance, smile, play, laugh. What stops you? Your surroundings? Then you should change them.

Each morning I want you to take a look in the mirror:

Do you have health?

Do you have wealth?

Then be the best version of yourself!

Don’t be like:

Be like:

Posivite Impact

There is one more thing that counts in your worklife. As important it is that your job gets you excited as important it is that your job makes an impact in a positive way.

I know it sounds cheesy but your work should make the world a better place. You probably think that it seems a bit crazy and how can my work even do that? I’m glad you ask. Your work and actions should bring more smiles than angry faces in your life including yourself. If it does then it’s making a change into something better. The percentage might be tiny but even a tiny change in the right direction is worth something.

If you look at your work as an bank account: The more smiles your work will bring the more plusses you receive. The angry faces and complaints you create being the minuses. I ask you: How is the balance?

If your think your balance is negative then it’s about time you change it. It all begins with a single step in the right direction. You don’t have to quit today if that feels like a bit too crazy. The small step could be to start smiling to your colleague or praise someone that deserves it.

Karma is a bitch and even if you don’t believe in her, she will punch you in the face if you don’t treat her with some respect.

Work is play – Why should I be lazy?

Work today – be a little crazy!

Yeah that’s a fact, you need to react

It’s Positive fucking Impact!

Work is Play. Positive Impact is awesome. Why not play an awesome game?

It’s never too late to jump. You don’t have to jump like a professional. You can jump exactly as high as you want to. But do jump!

As the Holstee Manifesto says:

Why the Share Economy is saving the world!

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What is the Sharing Economy?

You probably already know Uber, Airbnb and other local sharing services.

A sharing economy is defined by a model where individuals borrow/rent other peoples things. Sometimes it’s referred to as a peer-to-peer sharing. In short: You share your belongings with strangers through online marketplaces.

Why is it saving the world?

If we take a look into the beauty of sharing stuff. Sharing is caring.  It’s actually quite simple. You own a house, expensive clothing, a car, a bike and so on. Through the world wide web we now are able to share almost everything with total strangers. It’s AMAZING! ❤️

Before we was only able to share with friends and colleagues. But did we do it? Hell no (Okay at least not always). If a friend asked us about using our car we either found a bad excuse for saying NO or we said SURE and felt weird about asking for cash. Not to mention how to setup a fair fee.

Now you have online marketplaces helping you from scratch. Airbnb helps you making a beautiful profile of your flat. It even reminds you uploading pictures. They track how fast you are to answer people. They help you setting up a fee based on their own data. You get reviews from those who lived at your flat. Airbnb even has a service that help you if you somehow get screwed. Meanwhile the person renting your flat is living cheaper than the nearest hotels and you earn money for hosting. I mean whats not to like?

Well actually: Is there a downside of these lovely sharing technologies? Or is it just a perfect party? ??✌??

Data that helps proving my point

  • Number of Airbnb users: 60 million
  • Average number of nightly Airbnb stays around the world: 500.000 stays per night
  • Number of countries that Airbnb is active in: 192 countries 
  • Number of Uber users: 8 million
  • Average number on daily Uber rides: 1 million rides
  • Average number on monthly new Uber drivers: 50.000 drivers
  • Sharing Economy is one of TIME Magazine’s 10 Ideas that will change the world.
  • $2.46 billion funding in Sharing Economy startups in the last seven months.

What’s not to like?

If we really try (and we have to try hard) to find bad things to say about such service as Airbnb or Uber then it’s the tax issue. The majority people renting out their flats/rooms don’t know how to report it to the government. Why is that? Well these services went global why the governments worldwide was sleeping. ?

I know it’s easy to blame the government. However sometimes you get a feeling that they spend a lot time about discussing numbers. But it’s of course not an easy task when you need to control technology. Technology has a pace that can be hard to follow. It goes super fast. It’s like Usain Bolt on speed. ??#Crazy ..Especially the better we get connected worldwide. Just take a look on the latest robot videos. They are coming. Not in 10 years but sooner. Our governments are trying to follow up with rules and laws on the subject but technology is just not a fair friend. It keeps evolving. Right now so fast than even our own brains can have a hard time to understand it. But hey, soon they can be replaced! ?

How is Sharing Economy saving our world then? 

We are not that different from each other. We are the same race. Please watch the Momondo commercial on the right before you questionnaire my point. ??

What has this to do with the sharing economy? Well the sharing economy we get to meet strangers from all over the world. We get to know each other. We have to trust the people we let inside our flat or using our car. Some people probably use Airbnb or other sharing services because they earn some extra cash. I mean who would do it if there wasn’t any money in it? ..But does it matter that we earn cash?

The beauty of the sharing economy is that you let go and trust a complete stranger. Different skin color, another background, crazy culture and a weird religion. It doesn’t matter. You believe in the service. You believe that it’s not a serial killer you let it. YOU ARE OPEN! ??

What happens then? 95 % of the time you find out that we really aren’t that different from other people. You share a cup of coffee with the stranger or you chat a bit with them. You probably don’t become BFF’s (Best Friends Forever) but you meet up, you share and you move on.

How is it saving the world? All the condemns are destroyed. We become closer as a race. Not only by digitalization but because we meet up. #OneFamily ?

Conclusion:

Dear awesome reader! (If you came this far you are pretty awesome.. ???)

As you probably already know I’m a big fan of the sharing economy. I really believe that it already has and still is changing the world into something better.

Imagine not owning anything but sharing your all belongings. Or at least the bigger things (I still would like to have my own toothbrush) .. ?

A connected world is a better world. As long as we can keep following the technology we are creating. Because that way it will safe the world and not destroy it. (Sometimes it would be great if the world had a STOP button we could press and just discuss for 2 minutes on how we want the technology to evolve. However that discussion probably wouldn’t last 2 minutes.. So let’s hope we keep thinking about what we do as the brilliant human race we are..)

That being said I challenge you to share more! Just use your great brain while you do it! ?

Cheers! ?

Smile and Focus!

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SMILE AND FOCUS! ?

We are all ego’s. Some are just better to control their ego than others. We want to do better than everyone else. We look at others and compare their business or their life with our own.

That’s WRONG!

Why? Well you can either keep looking at others that has more success or a better body or whatever than you, or you can look at yourself and make some changes.  Be the most awesome version of yourself. Because there will always be someone that’s better or fitter or smarter than you. Al-to the giant-ways! Depressing? Hell no. It doesn’t matter.  Use these super humans (and yes also your competitors) as inspiration. That way they will give you energy to do better. And if better is an option. Good is not good enough. Period.

It all comes down to your focus. You can start looking in the mirror.  What’s that? Yes! Yourself! Smile to that awesome person looking back.

“Why should I smile? My body fat is above 50 %, I don’t have a job, no girlfriend and I look like Shrek”..

Because smiling will make the difference. Period. (Yes I do like those periods ?..) Accept the situation and make the best of it. If you are without a job then see it as a opportunity to find out what you really want. If you feel ugly about your body then it’s your focus that’s wrong. Because everyone has some part of awesomeness inside. The difference is that some people are not afraid of showing it. I want you to be a part of those people. ..And the best about living is that we can make changes to our lives. You hate your job? Quit. You hate your body? Do something about it. Stop complaining and take action. Smiling can be the first move.

START SMILING! CHANGE YOUR FOCUS! BE AWESOME! ?

..Alright it’s actually okay to compare yourself with others as long as it’s not filled with bitterness. If you are bitter then drink Fernet Branca until your mind is positive once again. That was a joke. Ha ha. ?

I’m not saying you can go all happy all the time. Everyone has bad days. Everyone. The bad days is what makes the good days,good. But a bad day can change to be a good day. SMILE and FOCUS!

I know that you know this. I know that you have heard it all before. I know that even though you know this and you have heard it all before then you are still struggling. That’s why I’m writing this. Let this be your sign. It’s time to smile! ?

What do I know about having bad days? Well just today I feel like crab. Hangover, unanswered emails and a lot of stuff on my TO DO list. … But HEY it could be worse!! I’m alive and my hangover haven’t made me puke yet. (Yesterday was like: “If I say TE you say QUILA!..” Today I’m like this: ?).. But still smiling! ?

10 reasons to SMILE!

  1. You are alive. ????
  2. You can read. ?
  3. You can smile. ?
  4. You are not living in a time where you can’t break out from bad circumstances around you. ?
  5. You can say YES instead of NO. ??
  6. Smiling makes you attractive and it fights stress! ?
  7. It’s absolutely free, healthy and you will achieve lot greater things if you start doing it. ??
  8. You are AWESOME. Why? You are reading this. That makes you awesome. True story. ?
  9. You know all these reasons but this time you WILL remember them. ??
  10. This reason I don’t even have to give since you already smile. ?

SMILE AND FOCUS! ?

It’s easy for me just to say “SMILE AND FOCUS”. I know that. Of course no one will be able to do it every single day. However smiling is exactly as easy. Try it out. You have done it before and it’s not like you will ever forget how to do it. What is your big excuse?

Start focusing on smiling. Because as an entrepreneur I have learned one thing: It’s what you focus on that may will succeed. Focus on smiling!

I have another easy task for you: Each day you should look in the mirror. Smile to yourself. Then tell yourself that today you’ll be the best version of yourself. Perhaps not a smiling superhero but the best possible version of that awesome you. I know it probably won’t save our planet. But it will make a difference if we all did that. It starts with you.

Thanks and cheers in advance! ?

SMILE AND FOCUS! ?

NYTÅRSTALE fra en Iværksætter

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NYTÅRSTALE fra en Iværksætter!

Mit 2015 som Iværksætter:

Med fare for at hoppe med på bølgen og dvæle lidt ved 2015, så kommer her mit tilbageblik som iværksætter. ?

Lad mig starte med min egen business. 2015 var et festligt år forretningsmæssigt:

  • Omsætningsrekord for GetBartender.com: 1,5 million kroner
  • Weekend omsætning: 200.000 kr.
  • 42 folk ansat på en enkelt weekend.
  • På en enkelt weekend i Oktober var vi i Tølløse, Køge, Hadsund, Østerbro, Islands Brygge, 2 x Samsø og på Born-til det mega-holm. Landsdækkende? Kalaha.
  • Omkring 500 forskellige events og fester. Bryllupper, polterabends, studentergilder, 18’års, 30, 40, 50 og 60’års, firmafester, julefrokoster, konfirmationer, sommerfester, efterskolefester, vip events, cocktail parties, fredagsbarer, fashion week, cocktail kurser både for voksne og alkoholfrie kurser for unge. Bum.
  • Servering for alt fra 10 til 500 til 1000 mennesker.
  • Verdens Største og Bedste Gin Tonic med Whitney Neill og Fever Tree Tonic lavede vi på Distortion. (Ja vi har den uofficielle verdensrekord. Se mere her!)
  • Åbnede og lukkede vores egen cocktail bar. Baren hed Det Bar Træls. Kan du ikke se det sjove i det? Det bar træls.
  • Eget kontor og eget stort lager i København ved Symbion på Østerbro.
  • Åbnet en rigtig afdeling i Århus hos vores seje samarbejdspartner Lothar Dan.
  • Vi har fløjet en af verdens absolut bedste Flair bartendere Lupu Flavius fra London til Danmark for at lave et imponerende Flair Show.
  • Vi har haft kunder som Lloyds Bank, Depeche.EU, Arbejdsskadestyrelsen, 7-eleven, Telenor osv.
  • Vi har danmarks absolut bedste bartendere i blandt vores ansatte. Alle er seje på hver deres måde. I ved hvem i er! ?
  • Vi har i slut november launched en event platform som hedder GetTheEvent.com. Her kan du indhente tilbud fra fest leverandører til dit arrangement. (DJ’s, lokaler, tjenere, bartendere, tryllekunstnere osv.).
  • Vi har lige inden årskiftet launched en webshop som hedder GetCocktails.com. Her kan du købe ALT til din cocktail party.

Er jeg så succesfuld? Tilfreds? Er ALT bare en fest? Næh. Der ligger masser af koordinering, slid og arbejde bagved. Laver man fejl? Jada. Er det træls? Sindssygt træls. Men som nævnt for præcist et år siden, så handler det om at møde hver enkelt fejl med et skål. Men du skal ikke skåle med den samme fejl igen. Tag ved lære af fejlen, så du ALDRIG støder på den igen. Hvis du gør, så må du høre bedre efter, hvad den fejl fortæller dig. Lyt, lær og skål. ???

Ønsker du eksempler på fejl?

  • Vi lavede Verdens Største Gin Tonic, men tabte en masse penge på projektet, da vi endte med en masse spild. ? ..Men vi valgte jo også at kaste os ud i et projekt, vi aldrig havde prøvet før. Vi kom igennem på grund af hjælp fra andre.
  • Jeg kørte galt. Rigtig galt. På vej til et Cocktail Kursus. SMASK. Sagde det. Nu var det ikke 100 % min fejl. Men bærer en del af ansvaret. Jeg var stresset og det var den anden billist også. Ingen kom noget alvorligt til. Heldigvis. Jeg fik ringet fra ambulancen til en anden skrap kollega, som tog til Cocktail Kurset og fik underholdt kunden. Resten af weekenden blev koordineret og bil blev lejet. Mit helbred? Ikke just prangende, men heller ikke værre end jeg godt følte jeg kunne arbejde. Jeg træffede et valg.
  • Vi havde en bil der brød sammen på motorvejen på vej til et stort vigtigt bryllup. (Faktisk samme weekend som mit uheld ?..). Det er ulovligt at gå fra en bil på motorvejen. Man skal vente på vejhjælp. Hvad vælger vi? At tage en stor taxa til kunden. Var vi forsinkede? Ja! Var de tilfredse? Nej. Men hvad skal man gøre?
  • Vi åbnede og blev lukket med vores Det Bar Træls. Det er en lang sjov historie. Kort: Ejerne af lokalet var konservative københavnere, som ikke kunne se det muntre i vores kække jydebar, som medierne valgte at døbe os. Deres officielle udmelding var, at vi ikke ryddede ordentligt op. Vi betalte en af deres ansatte 200 kr. i timen på at passe på inventaret i samarbejde med os og fortælle os hvad vi skulle gøre. Vi blev lukket pga. mediernes vinkel. Læs mere her: AOK og Politiken. Det var bar træls.

Dette var blot et lille uddrag af de besværligheder man møder i sin dagligdag som iværksætter. Men det SKAL være træls. Verden er træls. Vi skal dø og det er træls. Men træls er ikke nødvendigvis negativt. Uden træls havde vi ikke fedt. Og det handler om at nyde det fede fuldt ud og tackle det trælse på den rigtige måde.

Hatten, Handlinger og Gin Tonic

Her på kontoret er JA hatten på. Hver dag. Hvorfor? Kan du kun sige JA? Ole Henriksen i en yngre version? Næppe. JA hatten minder mig om, at vi hver eneste dag bliver stillet overfor valg. Vi kan vælge hvor vi vil hen. 100 %. Helt selv. Du bestemmer. Du kan vælge at gå ud af din dør og prøve på din helt egen passionerede måde at hjælpe med at gøre tilværelsen en smule bedre. Eller du kan vælge at se dig sur og irriteret på folk som mig. Folk som tør skrive, hvad de mener. Folk som godt ved, at de måske ikke er perfekte, men alligevel tør skrive, hvad de mener vi skal gøre. Folk som hurtigt kommer til at lyde hellige uden at være specielt hellige. Folk som handler. Jeg handler. Du skal handle.

Jeg vil gerne udfordre dig. Når du har læst dette til ende (Please læs det hele ?..), så skal du handle på det du vil. Lyst. Prøv at tænk på hvad du vil. Indenfor nogle rimelige rammer. Men det SKAL være grænseoverskridende. Gå så benhårdt efter det. Fra lige nu. Ikke imorgen. Ikke om en uge. Men NU. Livet er kort. Liver er alt for kort. Livet er for kort til dårlig Gin Tonic, og det er for kort til at vente på, at der kommer en god én af slagsen tilfældigt forbi din dør. Du skal derfor handle, så du selv kan lave den gode Gin Tonic eller handle så du kan bestille en professionel, som kan lave den for dig. Uanset hvad, så skal du handle mod det gode og det du ønsker. (“Gin Tonic” billedet skal ikke tages bogstaveligt, hvis du vælger at gøre dette, så kan du jo bestille lækker gin og glimrende tonic i vores nye webshop eller bestille den professionelle bartender, som kan lave den til dig, hos os ?).

Hvad gør JEG egentlig? Jeg skaber smil til alverdens festlige lejligheder og laver gode cocktails. Er jeg en frelser? Bestemt ikke. Men jeg gør hvad jeg kan. Jesus var ikke bartender. Selvom han alligevel formåede at gøre vand til vin, hvilket må siges at være en ganske god start. Nu må du ikke misforstå det jeg skriver. Jeg siger ikke DU SKAL. Jeg siger, at du har et valg. Du har måske hørt det meste før, men så er det ikke dig, som jeg skriver dette til. Jeg skriver dette til dig, som har brug for at læse dette. Eller dig som er enig, men ikke tør stå ved det. Lyder jeg perfekt og velformuleret? Det er jeg ikke. Jeg skal selv være meget bedre til at vise taknemmelighed. Det gælder ansatte, familie, samarbejdspartnere og venner. Tak! Af hjertet tak! Uden hjælp kommer man ingen vejne. Jeg er et heldigt asen, at der er folk der vil hjælpe mig. Tak. Highfive. Skål. Kram og kys. Ligeså sej, selvsikker og smart jeg kan være. Ligeså ensom, uvidende og usikker kan jeg være. Træls. Men sådan skal det være. Op og ned.

Hvad er planen så for 2016?

  • Vi skal launche GetBartender.com i London og Malmø.
  • Vi skal få GetTheEvent.com ud over rampen. Først Danmark. Derefter tager vi resten af verden. I 2016 skal vi som minimum dække hele Danmark og have 500 arrangementer igennem platformen.
  • Vi skal have 100 folk i arbejde på 1 weekend.
  • Vi skal åbne egen bar i København og den skal ikke lukke efter 1 weekend.
  • Vi skal holde vores egne arrangementer, hvor DU er velkommen. Uanset hvem DU er!
  • Vi skal skabe endnu flere smil, mere glæde og godt humør.
  • Vi skal gøre ALT hvad vi kan for at gøre denne verden bare en mikroskopisk procentdel bedre.

Når jeg det hele? Det ved jeg ikke. En ting er sikkert. Jeg når det ikke alene. Jeg har brug for hjælp.  Men man finder ikke ud af om man kan, hvis man ikke prøver. Vi kan meget mere end vi selv tror. Det gælder alle dele af vores eksistens. ?

Godt Nytår og Skål!

Det hele begynder med, at du begynder at sige det højt. Hvad vil du opnå? Derefter skal du træffe nogle valg, som ikke altid er nemme valg. Husk dog at juble og råbe YES, når du bevæger dig nærmere det du gerne vil opnå. Følelsen af sejr har uendelig betydning. Følelsen af, at du udretter noget. Følelsen af, at du som individ rent faktisk har en betydning. Følelsen af, at du har sat dit præg til at gøre det hele bare en smule bedre. Om du så har fået en enkelt hjemløs til at smile ved at købe et eksemplar af Hus Forbi, hjulpet din nabo, sorteret dit affald eller om du har kureret kræft. Det handler om at starte, tage de rigtige skridt og fejre det, når man opnår noget. Virkede planen ikke? Så læg en ny. Sæt sejl og lær af dine fejl. ⛵️

Kort sagt: SÆT MÅL. SPIS KÅL. SKÅL! 

Slutteligt vil jeg sige, at jeg er fan af dronningen. Eller det blev jeg. Nytårsaften. En dronning, som laver fejl, kan jeg relatere til og respektere. Jeg kan med garanti i stemmen sige, at det skabte smil og latter rundt om i de danske stuer. Skål for det! Jeg vil også gerne nævne, at jeg inderligt håber, at der bliver handlet på klimaet og flygtningeproblemet. Ellers gør jeg det snart. Med en skål. Og invitere magthaverne på en god Gin Tonic. Mon ikke det kunne hjælpe?

Kære 2016.. På forhånd skål herfra! Uanset om det bliver et træls eller fedt år. Eller begge dele. Jeg håber, at du (kære dejlige lækre smukke læser.. Hvis du er nået hertil, så er du sej og du har allerede fået mig til at smile.. ? Jeg håber, at du) får et år, hvor du får noget fedt, som du får nydt fuldt ud. Jeg håber, at du handler og får spist en masse kål. Skål.???!

..Og får du brug for at kunne lave den bedste Gin Tonic, så er der en video lige der ??!

Godt Nytår og Cheers

Rasmus Damgaard