But the truth is. Cherry Republic just had more to do. The creative expression wasn’t complete and it isn’t going to be a finished canvas anytime soon. There is still new products and new stores to create and new activities to do in each present store. Everywhere I look seems so unfinished-- even in Glen Arbor.
And there are millions of people that don’t yet know Cherry Republic. We hope to touch every heart and lift every spirit we can reach with cherries. It is a passion-- to reach people and help them make their day with cherries. Everyone deserves a ruby red morsel of joy in their mouth sometime in their life.
But this is where it gets personal to me. I love the personal growth I acquire from growing the company. There is a challenge to growing. Tackling those challenges leads to personal growth. I read a Abraham Lincoln biography when I was in college. And the biographers conclusion to his life, was that Lincoln was fiercely committed to improving himself as an individual. It was his lifelong passion. His example is a terrific example for all of us as we head into a new year.
"Let us strive to improve ourselves, for we cannot remain stationary; one either progresses or retrogrades."
- Mme. Du Deffand
Bob’s goal in 2013 is to share more business stories and passions with his staff and customers.