Wake up and smell the coffee!

I’m up. I get it, it’s a little early (about 5am!) and I could be asleep. I don’t need to be into the office until 10am today, but sometimes I get my best work done in the middle of the night. It’s a curse and a blessing at the same time.

I can really attribute my excellent mood to my iced coffee and bacon today. The house smells amazing!

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So for those of you that aren’t morning people (Dandra, you know who you are!) I’m here to motivate you to get up, get ready, and take on the world today. It’s going to be a great December 30th.  Check out the wikihow page on “how to wake someone up“.  #1 is to brew a cup of coffee!

For some of you, you already have tomorrow off. For even more of you, you also have Friday off. This could mean a lot of long weekends for millions of Americans so make today a good one.

So when I say “Wake up and smell the coffee”, I’m not intending to mean “Hey, try to pay attention to what’s going on”…I’m really saying, “Wake up and smell the coffee.” It smells great!

Have a wonderful day, I’m working on some end of the year tidbits for Mission Repair, it’s tradition. I’ll see you back here soon.

Ryan

It’s almost time for Christmas Vacation!

Happy Holidays everyone,

I know that the kids are getting antsy in school, and the adults of the world that take the time off in between Christmas and New Years Eve are ready to get out of the office.

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I snapped this picture in Branson this year while Dandra and I were out doing our Christmas shopping. They have a great Christmas light “drive thru” that is fun and has become a tradition.

To all of you that are planning on taking some time off soon, I’m jealous. Have a great trip wherever you’re headed. If you’re taking some time off of work just to have a “staycation” that even sounds better 😉 I like relaxing at home and getting projects done and  catching up on my TV shows too!

Happy Holidays, Ryan

6 years of Newsletters and you haven’t subscribed yet?

Hi there,

Since 2009 we have been producing and sending off newsletters (to subscribers only!) to talk about Mission Repair specials, news, and fun topics.  Now we’ve got over 100,000 subscribers to our newsletter and it’s time you were getting it too!

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We are swamped. . .whew! We just put the finishing touches on our next Mission Repair newsletter that will release soon. Yup, we have pushed the newsletter “way” here at Mission Repair and we are always excited to send it out to our subscribers!

If you’re interested, you can sign up here!

If you’re like me and you love good deals, check your email inbox after you subscribe and we’ll get you some super-special deals that only newsletter subscribers receive. It’s just a special thing!

Ok all, I’ll be talking to you again soon, have a great weekend.

Ryan

Mission Repair quarterly meeting a success! Kind of.

Hello there-

It’s true; I try to keep our employees up to date, connected and on the same page. It’s called MANAGING. Some of you may have heard of it, but I know that others have not.

Every quarter I get the team together and we head to Bass Pro Shops here in Olathe, Kansas and reserve a meeting space. It’s a good time to get away from the hustle of the work environment, and everyone gets a few extra hours on their paycheck AND a good meal!

This time I broke the group into teams, gave them 9 pieces of paper, and told them to work together to make a tower that stood on it’s own, with only the 9 pieces of copy paper and some scotch tape. The key was that the tower had to be at least 40 inches tall. Ready, set, go!

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I’m there in the background because my Colorado crew was joining in with us on Facetime, so I was showing them what others were doing via my iPhone…but it was fruitless. Those guys in Lakewood, CO killed it and came up with the best tower of all.

In the foreground of this picture was Jake (backward hat) who failed miserably as a team leader 😉 I’ll just keep him to fixing devices, not building paper towers.

Before the meeting I built an example of what it could look like back in the office just in case no one could get it:

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These times are all about fun and business, and we got a lot done that night.

The new training schedule was announced for our employees, so soon when you call in you may hear some “refinement” from our newer employees…that’s a great thing!

I’m always looking for new group team building activities, have any ideas?

Take care, Ryan