This is Jarrin. Jarrin was our waiter at Monkeypod Kitchen in Ko Olina, HI and was phenomenal. HIs smile says all you need to know about his personality and ability. As Jarrin took our initial drink orders I noticed a photo in his waiter notebook. When he returned a I asked him if the photo was of his son. His eyes lit up and you could tell he was a proud father as he talked about his son Eli.
Jarrin said he keeps that picture in there to remind himself of why he does what he does when the days get hard. Jarrin then dropped a golden nugget of personal and leadership philosophy when he said “if you had $100 you wouldn’t hesitate to give away $10 but you wouldn’t have to give away the other $90. If someone ruins 10% of your day you don’t have to give them the other 90%.” Wisdom.
Take a moment to think about how many times we let people have more than 10% of a space in your head. Have you ever given up more than 10% of that space to someone you probably shouldn’t have? I have. Let’s join Jarrin in working to make sure people don’t get into our 90%.
- Keep pictures of who or what inspires you to remind you to keep moving forward.
- Smile and be positive no matter what.
- Share your story. Be proud of your story.
Here’s an additional lesson besides Jarrin’s wonderful analogy. Strike up conversations with those you come in contact with. You never know who you might meet, what you might learn and what they may inspire you with.
Thank You Jarrin. Blessings to you and your family. Mahalo.