I’ve never felt this good about myself. I feel like I’m in a great momentum of synergy right now. Tomorrow, I’m going to wake up at 4 am, head to starbucks, and study myself away. I’m going to study my audio tapes, books, and learn more memory techniques. G’night everyone =).
272: what was the worst thing to happen to you in middle school?
This kid didn’t like me cause I was quiet, so he pushed me against the locker and I started bleeding atop of my head. I rushed with some other kids to the sinks and ducked my head under the tap. It didn’t hurt cause I was already used to it before.
1. Be the undisputed coffee authority. Starbucks could not possibly transform the company if we did not excel and lead in our core business. We needed everyone to recognize the quality and passion we exhibit in sourcing, roasting, and brewing coffee. To accomplish this we would tell our story, as well as improve the quality and delivery of our espresso drinks, reinvent brewed coffee at Starbucks, deliver innovative beverages, and increase our share of the at-home coffee market.
2. Engage and inspire our partners. Every partner should be passionate about coffee, from soil to cup, and possess the skills, enthusiasm, and permission to share that expertise with customers. Going forward, we would significantly improve training and career development for our partners at all levels of the business, and, once again, Starbucks would develop meaningful and groundbreaking compensation, benefit, and incentive packages for partners.
3. Ignite the emotional attachment with our customers. People come to Starbucks for coffee and human connection. We would put our customers back in the center of the experience by addressing their needs, providing “value” in a manner congruent with the brand, and developing programs that recognize and reward our most loyal customers. In our stores, we would achieve operational excellence, finding new ways to deliver world-class customer service and perfect beverages while keeping costs in line and our retail partners engaged.
4. Expand our global presence—while making each store the heart of the local neighborhood. We’d continue to grow our retail presence around the world—Starbucks had less than a 1 percent share of the global coffee market—but also strive to connect with and support the neighborhoods and cultures that each store serves. Enhancing our local relevancy would mean redesigning existing and new stores, offering new products that reflected the tastes of particular cultures, and reaching out by volunteering or fund-raising to support local programs and causes.
5. Be a leader in ethical sourcing and environmental impact. Starbucks has led the way in treating farmers with respect and dignity, working directly with organizations such as Fairtrade and Conservation International. Now we would expand our efforts, strengthen those partnerships, and forge new ones, as well as reduce each store’s environmental footprint. We also had to do a much better job of sharing with others our extensive efforts on this front.
6. Create innovative growth platforms worthy of our coffee. Starbucks would grow not just by adding stores and selling coffee, but also by extending its brand and/or expertise to new product platforms expanding or complementing coffee, such as tea, cold beverages, instant coffee, food, and the booming health and wellness market. Innovation that was relevant to our core and values would be a hallmark of our transformation.
7. Deliver a sustainable economic model. Without a profitable business model, Big Moves 1 through 6 would not be possible. It was imperative that as we refocused on our customers and our core, we also improved upon how we operated our business by reducing costs and building a world-class supply chain, as well as creating a culture that drove quality and speed and managed expenses on an ongoing basis. Big Move 7 would likely be the most painful, least sexy, and most difficult part of transforming the company.
Sometimes, I wish you didn’t approach me at lunch, since I always sat alone. I was more comfortable that way and had all the insecurities that people wish they didn’t have. I could of just been a loner the following 3 years. Maybe I could of failed a few classes and drop out of high school and work for the rest of my life. Then I wouldn’t have the capacity to hurt anyone but myself. I would be too scared to talk to anyone and be on the lookout for myself all the time. I don’t blame you because you only saw someone who looked like they needed a hand. All I needed at the time was my art and my inability to talk to others. To be honest, I would of committed suicide if it weren’t for you.
Couple days ago, my best friend wanted to cam with me, and the person I was talking to also wanted to cam with me. I told him that I wanted to go to sleep early, but instead, I went on to talk with my best friend. While we were camming, he took some snap shots and posted them on tumblr. I told him to take them down because then, he would see that I lied to him. I refreshed the page and saw a post relating to lying and I got chills down my back after reading it. I knew he knew and felt terribly bad. Afterwards, I told my best friend what I did and he told me to settle with it the next day. That morning, I texted him and he didn’t seem mad at first, but then he went out on me in a few texts. Everything settled down, but I knew that wasn’t the end of it. Later in the night, we cammed and he went out on me again, but all I could do was apologize. I knew I deserved all this and he had the right to be mad. I mean, who wouldn’t? He told me he thought he was over analyzing the situation, since he was thinking about it in class also. I was just as much analyzing the situation as he was, so it was a slight problem for both of us. Afterwards, he asked where we stood, since it was basically awkward.
I told him that I just wanted to be friends, just cause if another problem were ever to arise, then he would be thinking about it through out the day. And I don’t want that to happen.
I talk about my mistake for a couple of reasons:
1. It was entirely my fault for putting this on him, so no questions need to be answered if any of you knew about us. He’s honestly a really nice and genuine guy. He didn’t deserve to be treated the way I treated him and I hope no one else comes across and does that again.
2. I like admitting mistakes like these, because at least people know I’m not as genuine as you guys assume me to be. And if another great guy does see some interest, at least they know of this mistake I’ve made.
3. All I could do was apologize last night. I didn’t know what else to do, so I wrote this post so every one of my followers could see what I did to you. I felt like I really did hurt your feelings. This post may sound a little out there and you’re probably rolling your eyes, but I still want to be your friend, if that’s possible.
4. If no one sees this now, I’ll probably post it later tonight to make sure everyone sees this.
Because you know me right? You know me so well. You know everything about me, my influences, what hurts me, what helps me, what haunts me, you know it all right? You know what I've been through, going through and will go through don't you? You know all my choices and the reasons as to why I made them, right? Listen, think what you want when you come and mouth off about how ridiculous, or stupid, or slutty or dumb or ugly or whatever else you want to call me, but remember that you don't know half of the story, and I doubt when you're pointing the finger, your own slate is clean, is it?
I still consider myself immature. I know everyone believes I’m mature for my age, but I have a slightly complex definition of maturity. If you can look at anyone and see past their color, voice, posture, general appearance, and sexuality, I believe that you can truly blossom into someone worth talking to. That’s my definition, but I still haven’t looked past voice and posture. I’m working on it, so give me some time.
269:how are you similar to and different from the majority of Tumblr users?
The only similarities I have with other users is that I write my own thoughts down and express them as I please. What makes me feel different from everyone else.. is that I apparently don’t give a damn for anyone but myself. Everything on my blog is either about my life or human behaviors. Rarely will you hear me vent about anything. Why? Cause I want to live in the present.
I remember a time where I was working out on a machine, and this asian dude passed by me and said, “Whatsup bro”, and kept on walking. I could sense more of a comfort when people see more of their own kind walking around. And to be honest, I don’t feel comfortable saying that to some random asian I don’t know. Just because both you and I are asian, doesn’t mean we’re cool with each other. Because this behavior was replicated over time by the previous imitation of others, this type of gesture only keeps getting passed on.
What if we go all the way back in time, and mix asians, whites, and blacks together? Wouldn’t the gesture as of now be more different? The gestures from that time would be then imitated and passed on over time, eventually turning into the norm. Then we’d all nod heads at each other and get along at a rapid pace. I believe the correct term would be a Utopian world where people wouldn’t think twice about color.
256: list five things you want to say to ten different people at this moment
I can’t blame you for being the ignorant person you currently are now.You’re still in high school, yet you have this mindset where you think you’re mature, but you’re actually not. It easily shows and it’s funny how you brainwash people into thinking you’re in some way, right in every aspect. You have a lot of growing up to do, but I feel as though you won’t know the same lessons I know unless you’re walked through it. I wish you the best of luck with your life because I do hope you find more reason in your life other then seeking attention so badly.
I learned to not give in so easily just by talking to you for a couple of days. I don’t get how you had your heart broken so easily just in those 2 weeks of talking to someone. You tossed love so easily, but I thought you were better then that. I don’t know the whole story, so I can’t judge either one of you. But I hope you don’t flirt with other guys just to fill a void that you can’t keep all the way open. To be honest, I wish I could talk to you more, but without the constant fake flirting that takes place within our conversations. I’d rather have you be my friend then anything else.
You’re in my life and I love you a lot. You’re always in my business, but I really don’t mind, because I know you’re in it for my best interests. I’ve known you for roughly 2 years now, right? Man, you’re so old now haha, but you always pick on me for having the older mindset between us both. One day, I’ll go down to Cali and we’ll hang for ever how long you want. Always and will be a great friend.
You have some interesting perspectives on your life and those around you. I’m so happy that you’ve made it this far into spreading the inspiration of others writings to tumblr. Plus, those who have co-founded it with you. You have the most interesting character I’ve witnessed thus far and it will be a pleasure meeting you one day. I think our conversations will be really interesting. I might even want to interview you for a project.
We’re just friends for now and learning about each other as the days pass by.I’m really glad that we really have gotten on a level where we’re not too clingy towards one another, but enough to satisfy our attention needs. This is just the beginning, but I sincerely want to get to know you more instead of rushing into things immediately. It was a mistake I made last time and I intend to not see that through again. I really do like you a lot and I hope we can have more interesting conversations a long the way.
We both have some interesting views and I feel we both have the same mindset haha. I feel like I’m looking at a reflection of myself sometimes, but the filipino version instead. It’d be a while, but I look forward to your visit in November. Better be prepared for the tour of Seattle, because it is a great place. Heck, maybe you might take a dance class at Westlake in Seattle haha.
You’re so intelligent and I have to admit I was confused at some of the topics that we discussed, but it left me intrigued, as you would say. I’m still currently reading Economic Hitman, so I haven’t gotten to your review yet, but I will. I hope you’re doing well with your studies in that lame place Canada =P. We seriously need to have another conversation one day, but we’re both more busy then ever now.
When it comes down it, I underestimate you in the act of talking to someone about their issues. You’re an amazingly wise person and I could tell that you’ll be a life long friend. You talk with a charismatic attitude and that’s what I love about you. And you’ll know this is you ‘cause you and your boyfriend are both oblivious to the fact that I’m gay lol. Well, now it’s only your boyfriend.
In a way, I sort of respect you a lot. You strive for your goals until you attain them. And once you do, you’re finally where you want to be, but I could tell you don’t like being complacent. Most people who finish community college never make it to a university, but you did and I’m proud of you. I hope that you’re able to study abroad and continue to be a striving inspiration for others.
I’ve known you for 7 years now. You’re the most problematic person I’ve ever met, but you’re wise enough to recognize them, whether you’re late on it or not. It’s rare for me to find people who can look at an issue of theirs and try to correct them. I remember the day where you asked me if you should attain an anger management class or not. And no one talked to you about that, because you realized it yourself first. I could tell that you’ll do great things in the near future. Someone who can recognize their problems and correct them grows at a profound rate, I believe.