Join Dr. Michele Pfannenstiel, food safety expert, business coach, life coach and blow your own mind with possibility. What if there was a totally different way to do a food business? Where profitability was front and center and employees and senior management work together to build the business? At the Smallholder Food Business Development Institute, we show you how. We have the technical expertise for your trickiest questions and the tenacity to ask the hard ones. Make more money, know your business inside and out, sleep better and build the business the universe is calling you to build.
What are manuals and boundaries?
What if you could release people, including yourself from them
What if you let go of all the manuals; see people how they really are, see yourself for how you really are. See reality for what it is.
I've got to say the financial benefits of not arguing with reality are pretty awesome. You spend your time on stuff making money
When you drop your manual for yourself, you take a massive step of living free from shame.
You'll get so much better sleep
Believe me, showing up to the world as who you are is amazing.
Today we are going to clear up what we mean by hazards and hazard based plans. Then, let's get some clarity on what is and is not a HACCP plan
Next, decide on whether or not you need a HACCP or preventive controls plan. Remember, decision making is wealth making.
What if you could feel like you understand where you are in your hazard based food safety planning by actually thinking and understanding the process? Amazing!
Of course, you'll sleep better because you know you are controlling your hazards (which you must do, HACCP plan or no)
When you understand hazard and hazard based food safety plans you'll stand in your truth of where your business is and make amazing decisions from there.
What would happen if you opened up your business plan and put Food Safety costs in there? The real costs?
I kid you not, you would build wealth in your organization and your life by doing food safety well
You'll have a more realistic cost structure so that food safety costs don't smack you in the face.
You'll find out that telling your financial truth builds wealth.
I promise, you'll have less anxiety and sleep better
When you stand in your truth of what your business needs to succeed and thrive you will actually build the business that you were meant to build.
How you do corrective actions is the metric of your food safety culture
At the end of this episode you can download the CAPA Program, so stick around!
Do you stand in the truth of your organization?
When you do, you will make decisions faster. Faster decision making means getting through issues faster and wasting less time. You'll have less reputational damage whether internal or external reputation!
The faster you show up to your truth, the better you will feel. You will sleep better and have less anxiety
Folks, there is no substitute for standing in your truth
What is the Entrepreneur Mindset magic formula? (hint, it is deceptively simple, but not easy)
A flexible mind is your greatest asset as an entrepreneur. Doing your thought work is the quickest way to get from point A to point B
You will have clarity on who you are and where you are going.
You will make decisions faster and make more money
You will have authority and agency in your own life
I promise, you'll sleep better
Show up to yourself and your business the way that you are supposed to show up. Find out how.
Foodpreneurs, today, we are going to introduce lean manufacturing into local food
Learn how to take the 8 wastes of lean, and observe your processes to drive dramatic results.
You are going to see your facility in a whole new light.
When you waste less, you reduce expenses and increase profit. It is pretty much that simple.
The clarity lean processes bring you is unsurpassed.
Efficient business where people are clear about what’s being made, where they are going and what they are doing are businesses that can live into the future.
Buffering is when we use external things to change how we feel emotionally. It’s something we do to keep from fully experiencing our lives, to hide from reality, to procrastinate, to not show up and face the music and face ourselves and our feelings. We don’t want to face the truth of our lives because we don’t want to experience any type of negative emotion. We feel entitled to feel happiness and pleasure all of the time. We feel entitled because we have been TAUGHT that we are supposed to be happy all the time.
When we aren’t happy all the time, we think something is wrong. And then we buffer to stop feeling like something is wrong in our lives. But, when you stop buffering, you move to the 50:50 balance that most of life is. You stop using your limited mental energy on the false pleasures buffering provides and instead use it on what drives your life forward and gives it meaning.
Garbage in, garbage out folks. What supplies do you use in your food and how are your customers mitigating the risk of your food? Learn what everyone needs to know from meat and poultry, to fish to produce, and everything in between!
What if we could stand in discomfort and make massive progress? People who are willing to stand in discomfort are able to do anything
Imagine: You will stop beating yourself up and telling yourself you’ll get things done, cause you’ll actually get things done
You'll sleep like a baby (though, given how my kids sometimes slept, I think we should change this phrase to you'll sleep like a teenager on a Sunday morning)
You will show up to the world the way you were meant to
Verification and Validation, they are a headache and half to most folks. You've written your food safety plan, and now you have even more work? Seriously??
So how do we actually do verification and validation?
It is actually pretty simple:
Figure out what you said you were going to do
Figure out if you did it
Fix it if you didn’t.
This brings clarity.
Writing down what you said you were going to do = being decisive. Being decisive = making more money
Stand in a place of clarity and know your truth
Be more calm and centered and know your own discomfort
Being sure of yourself is incomparable, you will build what you were meant to build when you create clarity in your business and in your life.
What if during a recall you thought "I can handle anything"
Learn how to manage your mind to:
- Reduce the time associated with a recall and save money
- Change your entire outlook on how a recall affects your business
- Actually get some sleep and stop worrying even during the recall
- Know, without a shadow of a doubt, that you can handle anything
Stop selling food, start selling results
Let's talk about why people don't buy food and why your sales conversations are super frustrating
Don't you wish you could get to your target market so you can make more money/sell more product to those who want your awesome food?
What if you confidently understood and served your target market? You'd sleep better, make more money and build the business you were meant to build.
Are you creating the conditions to create safe food? Well, that's what GMPs do! Tune in to find out the actions you need to take to make a difference. Listeners that stick out through the end will find out how to get our special bonus Facilities SOP!
Guess what? Falling into overwhelm and confusion is EXPENSIVE.
What if you could Understand how the facts of the world around us, our thoughts, feelings, actions and results are related?
You could looking at yourself and look at your surroundings and not freak out. Imagine a life with less anxiety. Imagine a life being free from past limitations to create the business they've always dreamed of.