So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

Stories of Impact – Pueblo, CO

by Pizza Ranch on May 25, 2016

This week’s impact story comes from one of our most recently opened restaurants in Pueblo, CO.  One of the new team members, Casey Bailey, from this location had been using a bicycle for transportation to and from work.  While working a shift in training, his bicycle was stolen and the police were unable to recover it.  Another team member on staff, Melissa Minich, heard of the incident, and kindly brought in an extra one that her family was no longer using and gave it to him.  Bambi Grady shared, “It just so happens that this bicycle was the only means for Casey to get to work. He was so thankful that someone was willing to make an impact and step up to help him out!”

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Tuesday Truths – Without

by Pizza Ranch on May 24, 2016

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Monday Mission – Great Relationships at Work

by Pizza Ranch on May 23, 2016

We all prefer to go to or work in a place where we feel comfortable.  This week at Pizza Ranch our focus is on one of our Key Business Drivers-Comfortable Environment. Here are seven tips that will help challenge you to develop great relationships at work:

  1. Develop a positive attitude.

When you own your own company, your co-workers and employees look to you to set the tone for the business and the office environment. A positive attitude is key to an enjoyable, more comfortable workplace. A positive or negative attitude also spills over into how your customers perceive your business, which translates into their willingness to do business with you. They can tell when everything is clicking, and they can also tell when things are amiss.

  1. Treat everyone with respect.

Everyone you work with deserves respect in the workplace, even when you differ on opinions. Look at each and every person as a vital member of the team. Respect that they have different opinions and ways of looking at the world. This respect will go a long way in developing the trust and teamwork that will take your business to the top.

  1. Practice active listening.

Effective communication begins with active listening. Encourage your co-workers to share their thoughts and be open to hearing them all the way through without interrupting or interjecting your own opinions. To foster an environment where everyone feels they have a voice, make your approach “yes, that’s a possibility” rather than “no, that would never work.”.

  1. Connect on a personal level.

Develop meaningful bonds with your fellow workers. Exchange ideas and personal opinions. Show your empathy and concern for their well-being as people, as well as co-workers. Take time to learn about their families and their goals. When you show a genuine interest in others, you foster a happier workplace.

  1. Develop relationships outside of work.

Go to lunch with your co-workers or plan an off-site event like a bowling night or a day at the ballpark. Get to know each other outside of the office. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn more about what makes them tick and you’ll develop even stronger bonds when you discover you have shared interests.

  1. Work together for a larger good.

Most people feel good when they’re helping others. Take on a charity campaign and encourage your co-workers to participate in fundraising events, a charity race or a Habitat for Humanity project. You will build trust and form a bond when you share common goals and activities for the good of others. Post regular reports around the office or in your newsletter. Recognize everyone for their hard work and dedication.

  1. Say thank you.

There are all sorts of ways to provide rewards, including praise, recognition, money, prizes, gift cards, celebratory meals, trophies and certificates of achievement. Be liberal with positive feedback and show gratitude when employees go above and beyond their normal duties and responsibilities.

Everyone likes to feel valued and appreciated for what they do every day. An attitude of gratitude goes a long way. Offer respect, kindness, openness, caring and trust and you will be sure to reap the returns many times over.

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Friday Devotional – Nails

by Pizza Ranch on May 20, 2016

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.
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The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.

Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.

The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, “You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound is still there.”

The little boy then understood how powerful his words were. He looked up at his father and said “I hope you can forgive me father for the holes I put in you.”

“Of course I can,” said the father.

It’s not always anger, it is your actions in general. There are no “fresh starts” in life. There is no new beginning. Forgiveness comes easy for many people but the scars of the past, they never go away. Watch what you do today, because sometimes the price isn’t worth the reward.

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Thursday Video – Stuff Business People Say

by Pizza Ranch on May 19, 2016

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Stories of Impact – Springfield, IL

by Pizza Ranch on May 18, 2016

Pizzas to the Rescue!

To those who are always ready in our time of need, Pizza Ranch in Springfield came to the rescue of those serving the local hospital ER room.

We received this comment from one of its employees:

“What does Pizza Ranch do when it makes too many pizzas? They call their local emergency room to see if the ER staff would like a free meal. Considering we often go without a meal during our 12 hour shifts, this made our night. I guess we’ve got a new place for our pizza parties now”

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What a great way to bless these health care workers who are always there to help us in times of our emergency.

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Tuesday Truth – Multitasking

by Pizza Ranch on May 17, 2016

“To do two things at once is to do neither.” Publilus Syrus (as quoted in The One Thing, Gary Keller)

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Monday Mission – Fight Apathy

by Pizza Ranch on May 16, 2016

Sometimes we go through life, living out each day as a boring succession of the previous day and consequently become apathetic.

Today, your mission is to fight this tendency simply by writing on an index card this one statement:

THANK YOU LORD!

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As we look at that each day, say it each day, then each day we will realize that God is bringing to us each a “anew” and that in itself is something to be thankful for. Soon, the apathy will disappear.

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Here is a question to consider: What would you do, how would you act, and what would you say if you knew that a phone call, a prospective franchisee, a guest in our restaurant, a person at our door, a new person in church, or someone you bump into on the street….was an Angel?

We know that Angels are all around us, we just don’t know Who they are.  We know they can take on an image of a normal person, so it is highly possible that some of our interactions are with Angels, we are just unaware of it.

Hebrews 13:2 says, “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”

If we knew that some of the people we bump shoulders with were Angels I think we would respond in at least three ways:

First, I think we would have a heightened sense of awareness.  This Scripture says, “Do not forget to show…”  In other words, be on the lookout, be aware, and act accordingly.  The simple act of awareness creates a different relational response to people we otherwise might just pass by or discount.

Second we would have an increased sense of graciousness and sensitivityRomans 12:13 says, “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Don’t just “do” something like it was a singular task and check it off, but practice hospitality.  Because to most of us it is not natural, we need to practice it repeatedly.

Finally, I think we would be very inquisitive and interested in the wellbeing of the person.   Acts 28:7 reminds us:  “There was an estate nearby that belonged to Publius, the chief official of the island. He welcomed us [Paul and a few others] to his home and showed us generous hospitality for three days.” You can only imagine the conversations in three days’ time.  Who are you?  What are you doing?  How can I help you?  Just three of many questions as a result of being sincerely interested in someone.

So, to conclude: What would you do, how would you act, and what would you say if you knew that a phone call, a prospective franchisee, a guest in our restaurant, a person at our door, a new person in church, or someone you bump into on the street….was an Angel?

Let’s all show Godly Hospitality to those we encounter on a daily basis.

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Thursday Video – Dear Mom

by Pizza Ranch on May 12, 2016

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