As I mingle around our community and seek to get as involved as possible leading up to the holiday season, I have noticed one common theme; Everyone seems to be trying to organize themselves for winter and seems a bit flustered in the process. For all of us that live in resort towns, we know the best time of year is when the snow starts flying! It also happens to be the time when everyone is hiring, organizing and preparing for the season ahead with their business. This is the same case at Ski Butlers. So why do I mention this you are likely asking yourself?
It seems to me that everyone is either "waiting on this guy" or "waiting to have their skis tuned" or "waiting to get their snow tires on and oil changed in their car" or "waiting for their new skis to arrive in the mail" or "waiting to hear back from a potential employer" or even "waiting on a winning lottery ticket." At Ski Butlers we are blessed with an incredible group of people who all plan for these things long before we actually have to begin "worrying" about them. As I listen to all these people around town tell me one reason or another why they are not ready for winter, I constantly think to myself...we are so ready for winter at Ski Butlers! It is not just the efforts of one individual or one location, but instead the efforts of 10 locations and 90 team members working together to make it a season for the ages! I feel so lucky to have a supporting cast around me each day that is more prepared for the season ahead than ever before. Fortunately for us, the only "waiting" we are doing at Ski Butlers is; Waiting to "WOW" our guests!
With the ski season already started in some of our North American locations and just around the corner for others, the waiting is over! It is now time to "WOW" our customer and have a blast doing so! If you have not booked your ski vacation yet, what are you "waiting" for?
Yesterday, I was given the chance to speak on the radio about Ski Butlers in the Vail Valley. If you are not familiar with KKVM the Mile on 104.7 in Vail, you should become familiar by clicking this link and listening in to their station: http://themile.fm
I had lunch with a representative of The Mile on Monday and he asked me to come to the studio the following day to chat on air about our service. At first, I was surprised and slightly nervous. As I pondered the idea the rest of the day and into the night, I realized "why the heck should I be nervous?" At Ski Butlers, I am blessed with the opportunity to have a job I love and co-workers I love working with. My friends and family on the east coast are always telling me how "my job is a dream job." It seems that each day I grow with Ski Butlers, this becomes more of a reality. Our culture at Ski Butlers is a Culture of FUN! It is very much different than the "professional resume building 9-5 cubicle job" that most of my colleagues back East are putting themselves through.
When on the radio yesterday, I realized that I could not ask for a better job than what I have at Ski Butlers. It gives me the ability to interact and give back to the community, develop local relationships, work with awesome people, spend time with amazing customers and most importantly HAVE FUN! Each day at Ski Butlers, I feel that I grow a little bit both personally and professionally. If you literally jump out of bed each day at 6 am and are fired up to go to your job, you are just like me. If you have to hit snooze 3 times and dread waking up each morning for your job, I apologize and give you this advice; If you are not currently working your dream job, get out there and take a risk to make a difference for yourself.