Sunday Sales Blast 7/30/17

Chipotle says sick employee responsible for latest outbreak

A sick Chipotle employee caused a norovirus outbreak at a Virginia restaurant earlier this month.

Multiple customers who ate at a Sterling, Virginia Chipotle (CMG) complained of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Those symptoms are consistent with the highly contagious norovirus, which has impacted Chipotle restaurants before.

"We believe someone was working while sick," Ells said.

In response, Ells and other Chipotle executives said they are drilling with employees that they cannot work while contagious. The company's employees will undergo another round of "comprehensive communication and training" to make sure everyone working at Chipotle understands how to prevent another similar outbreak from occurring again. Ells called the new messaging strategy "relentless training."


Workers who come in sick cost their employers an average of $255 each per year, according to Cornell University labor researchers.

Sick employees have difficulty concentrating, work more slowly and have to repeat tasks, bogging down productivity, according to the study. (They also get their co-workers sick, but those costs were not counted in the study.) Not to mention their co-workers take their new sickness home to spread further.

Economists refer to slack productivity from ailing workers as "presenteeism," and the Cornell study said it may cost employers even more than absenteeism due to illness.

Other studies have suggested that presenteeism costs U.S. businesses $180 billion annually in lost productivity.

Summer will be over soon and cold season will follow quickly. Talk to Bullen about the Value of Clean presentation and how it can help your customer and sales.


How the First 20 Minutes of Your Day Can Set You Up for Success

You all know about that morning-routine thing: Everyone raves that waking up early and sticking to your routine will help you get more done. But whether you get out of bed at 5 a.m. or 3 p.m., it's the first 20 minutes of your day that can set you up for success. 

1. Don't click the snooze button.

Don't ever click your alarm's snooze button. This tells your brain it's OK to procrastinate by putting your day on hold.

2. Do make your bed.

Your room will look cleaner and feel more organized -- both of which train your mind to want to get things done, right away. It's a small win, but you can build on it as your day continues. 

3. Visualize your life.

This is probably the best thing you can do in the alpha state. Visualize your life. What will it be in five years, when you've achieved your goal of building your business? How about your relationships? Concentrate on how they'll look in the future and what you need to make them real. Tap into your subconscious mind to request what you want and then make your brain drive your actions.

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Have a great day and a even better sales week!

Scott Jarden