It’s not mandatory to be seriously bent as a franchisee

December 22, 2010

But it helps.

When you find your sense of humour failing, check out the other symptoms of stress arising from bullying.

You may want to switch careers to save your sanity, health and marriage.

[Kelly Mark]


Your mind may say you’re a businessperson but your body screams you’re in prison

November 12, 2010

Listen to your body because it’ll win in the end anyway.

–Thanks to This Isn’t Happiness


Canada is where franchise miracles happen

September 22, 2010

Is all darkness in his heart,
But for the glow of her nightgown,
Through the dark.

Everything has a cost, though.

The Hard Canadian, Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles

The Hard Canadian
He don’t have much to say
But he hurts your feelings
Almost every single day.
Takes a puff-a-nothin,
Picks something from his tongue,
He’s the Hard Canadian.

The Hard Canadian
Doesn’t care what you do.
The Hard Canadian
Don’t give a damn about you.
What’s a windswept face,
The elusive presence of the sun,
To the Hard Canadian?

The Hard Canadian
Is all darkness in his heart
But for the glow of her nightgown
Through the dark.
Yeah, but then he blurs the image,
Drags his brush through the wet pigment,
Cause he’s the Hard Canadian.

His berating heart,
Grown thorny with sin and oh the silences,
He don’t listen to them.
Whether he’s just mean or willfully dense, he says,
‘From life nothing; to death nothing.’

The hard Canadian
Is what he throws away
And he hurt her feelings
Almost every single day.
Now he takes a shot of nothing,
Stares off remembering someone.

That’s the hard Canadian.
That’s the hard Canadian.
He’s the hard Canadian.


Time changes the meaning of words within agreements

September 19, 2010

All words change over time (success).

  • Other words change and deepen (us).

Can’t get enough of classic Canadian early-70s music, especially the Montreal sound. I’ll take any million records sold, one-hit wonder career: any day.

Huge in Japan: 400,000 sold

Love the comments on the live version (click here).

As the Years go By, Mashmakhan, 1970

A child asks his mother do you love me
And it really means will you protect me
His mother answers him I love you
And it really means
You’ve been a good boy
And as the years go by
True love will never die

At seventeen a girl says do you love me
And it really means will you respect me
The teenage boy answers I love you
And it really means
Can I make love to you
And as the years go by
True love will never die

I will love you forever
I will love you forever
Find More lyrics at http://www.sweetslyrics.com

At sixty five his wife says
Do you love me
And it means I’d like to hear it again
Her husband says to her I love you
But it really means I love you till the end
And as the years go by
True love will never die

Now you’re asking me if I love you
And it really means will I marry you
And I answer yes I love you
But it really means that I won’t be untrue
And as the years go by
True love will never die

I will love you forever
I will love you forever


Bloody hell

August 19, 2010

Blogging about franchising can be frustrating at times.

Since man is a comparing animal, I raise money for charity as a means of inflicting greater pain on myself.

Sometimes it works.


Every breath you take, Every move you make, Every bond you break, Every step you take…

August 2, 2010

I never thought this was a silly love song.

I got immediately that this was a very angry, nasty tune.

Sting later said he was disconcerted by how many people think the song is more positive than it is. He insists it’s about unrequited love (the song was written at the time he and his then wife divorced), about the obsession with the lost lover, the jealousy and surveillance that followed. “One couple told me ‘Oh we love that song; it was the main song played at our wedding!’ I thought, ‘Well, good luck.'” When asked why he appears angry in the music video Sting told BBC Radio 2, “I think the song is very, very sinister and ugly and people have misinterpreted it as being a gentle, little love song.” Source

Every Breath You Take, The Police in 1983

Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I’ll be watching you

Every single day
Every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay
I’ll be watching you

Oh can’t you see
You belong to me
How my poor heart aches
With every step you take

Every move you make
Every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake
I’ll be watching you

Since you’ve gone I’ve been lost without a trace
I dream at night, I can only see your face
I look around but it’s you I can’t replace
I feel so cold and I long for your embrace
I keep calling baby, baby please…

Oh can’t you see
You belong to me
How my poor heart aches
With every step you take

Every move you make
Every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake
I’ll be watching you

Every move you make
Every step you take
I’ll be watching you
I’ll be watching you

Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take (I’ll be watching you)

Every single day
Every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay (I’ll be watching you)

Every move you make
Every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake (I’ll be watching you)

Every single day
Every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay (I’ll be watching you)

Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take (I’ll be watching you)

Every single day
Every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay (I’ll be watching you)

Every move you make
Every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake (I’ll be watching you)

Every single day
Every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay (I’ll be watching you)



You say your love is bonafide, but that don’t coincide with the things that you do

July 6, 2010

If you make money your God…

I know. I thought there were shortcuts too.

And simple pleasures.

Cruel to be Kind, Nick Lowe

Oh, I can’t take another heartache
Though you say you’re my friend, I’m at my wit’s end
You say your love is bonafide, but that don’t coincide

With the things that you do and when I ask you to be nice
You say you’ve got to be…

CHORUS:
Cruel to be kind in the right measure
Cruel to be kind it’s a very good sign
Cruel to be kind means that I love you
Baby, got to be cruel, you got to be cruel to be kind

Well I do my best to understand dear
But you still mystify and I want to know why
I pick myself up off the ground to have you knock me back down
Again and again and when I ask you to explain
You say, you’ve got to be…

CHORUS

Ooh ooh ooh
ooh.. ooh… ooh…

Well I do my best to understand dear
But you still mystify and I want to know why
I pick myself up off the ground to have you knock me back down
Again and again and when I ask you to explain
You say, you’ve got to be…

CHORUS


I have never peed in anyone’s pool

May 28, 2010

Although some people may not share my sense of revulsion.


Is there a way to re-form a franchise management team?

May 4, 2010

If franchising were like a prison…

maybe Donald Nathanson, MD may have something of value to say.

Summary

  1. Organize the franchisors, franchise bar and regulators into a community FIRST (help the structured players).
  2. Try to view franchisees as human.
  3. Change is made one conversation at a time (can only happen one-on-one).
  4. Educate yourself about shame-humiliation and the other 8 affects (try on the Compass of Shame).
  5. Understand everybody’s got to change (try to identify issues).

What do you think?


The “Rosa Parks of Poland” dies in airplane crash

April 14, 2010

Good bye Anna.

the U.K. Guardian reports in Anna Walentynowicz, whose sacking led to the rise of Solidarity:

Anna Walentynowicz who died, aged 80, in the Smolensk plane disaster was the woman who began one of Poland’s most significant postwar events – the Gdansk shipyard strike in 1980 that led to the formation of the Solidarity trade union and, ultimately, the collapse of communism.

Every franchisee advocate I know has been despised by most everyone. Especially their “peers”.

A Polish free trade unionist it was her sacking in August 1980 that provoked the strike at the Lenin shipyard in which more than a million workers would eventually be involved.
Despised by the shipyard’s management, later in her working life she would be segregated from other employees for her actions. The crisis would come, however, when the management finally moved against her in August 1980, firing her a few months before she was due to retire.

It was this clumsy action that led to the strike, which occurred in the midst of a period of profound political and economic problems for the Communist regime. The consequence of that action, led by then electrician Lech Walesa, was the emergence of Solidarity and also the Gdansk Agreement, which saw the government give in to the workers’ demands for a new social contract. Within two years the union would have 10 million members.

AP reports that she saw herself this way: I was the drop that caused the cup of bitterness to overflow.

One person makes a majority.

A beautiful post on the That’s how the light gets in bog.

BTW: Rosa Parks


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