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With Excitement, allow me to introduce to you today's guest, Chief vision Officer at Pouring With Heart, Cedd Moses. Prior to starting Pouring With Heart, Moses was busy creating financial algorithms that made rich people richer. In addition, he opened Liquid Kitty which he sold to purchase the Golden Gopher, the first of Pouring With Heart's bars. Today, Pouring With Heart is a hospitality company that operates twenty-five bars, historic restaurants, and beer halls across Los Angeles, San Diego, Austin, and Denver. Moses and his team of pioneers garnered national recognition for their part in revitalizing downtown LA circa 2002. Today, you can find their bars growing across the country, with Moses also spearheading the For Each Other Fund, a charity that supports Pouring With heart bar Staff in Need. 

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Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote or mantra:

  • "Take the high road."

In this episode with Cedd Moses we will discuss:

  • How to raise money
  • Building trust
  • Creating win-win-win situations
  • What is a "bartender's bar"?
  • Flipping a horrifyingly disgusting bar
  • Building a restaurant or bar is the same as building up a community
  • Opening ten bars in ten years
  • Core values

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Knowledge bombs

  1. Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Pouring with heart
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • Using my brain too much over my heart
  3. What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview?
    • Alignment of values ands character
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • Meeting our growth goals
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • The beauty of being your self
  6. What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
    • The heart is more important than the brain
  7. What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
  8. What is something restaurateurs don't do well enough or often enough?
    • Focus on investors instead of staff
  9. What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations?
  10. Name one service you've hired.
    • Construction
  11. If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be?
    • Be of service to others
    • Take the high road
    • Fail forward

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Huge thanks to Cedd Moses for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

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