Archive | April 2016

To Be the Best-We Must Learn from the Best



To Be the Best, We Must Learn from the Best –                                                                         To Achieve Mastery-We Must Learn from the Masters

I am convinced that the above statement is true.  I know that in order for me to become more effective in my work, my passion, my calling,  I must follow the “clues to success”-(as Anthony Robbins calls them) that other successful people leave before me.  Over the years, I have been extremely privileged to be mentored by, and learn from some real masters in the fields of Personal Development, Wealth Building,  Sales, Marketing, Relationship Marketing, Networking, Speaking & Training, Customer Service and more.  These mentorships take many forms-through books, conferences & seminars, online and in person.

I am grateful for the insatiable hunger I have for knowledge & insights, strategies & principles that I can apply in my life and business.  I love to learn.  And perhaps that’s why I love to teach, write and train.  I naturally resonate with other like-minded individuals who want to not only achieve more, but also desire to give more and bring more value to the world.


This past weekend, I was privileged to meet and sit at the feet of two true Masters of Business & Success-Daven Michaels & Beejal Parmar, at their Event entitled, Beyond Marketing Live in Las Vegas.  For 3 days, I was with a group of about 150 other entrepreneurs & students of Success at the SLS Hotel in Las Vegas, learning  how to build, grow & expand our businesses. I have been to many seminars on Success & related topics & I will say that Beyond Marketing Live is absolutely one of the Best I’ve ever attended.

Who is Daven Michaels?



That’s exactly what I was thinking when I heard his name at an evening event I attended last month, by Peter Anthony of You Will Change the World.


Peter Anthony introduced Daven-(a successful entrepreneur since the age of 15) who-in just a few minutes from stage, shared strategies for generating unlimited leads for life.  Ok, that caught my attention.  Next, Daven talked about his outsourcing company 123 Employee and how hiring a VA-virtual assistant, could enable one to be more effective, productive, focused and successful in their business. Daven knows how to build & grow successful businesses in multiple arenas and has a 30 plus year track record to prove it.

Daven Michaels started his first entrepreneurship project at the age of 15, a company that designed clothing for several established bands in the 1980s and 1990s,[4][5] some of which aired on MTV.[6][7][8][9] In 1987, Michaels started a telecommunications company, which expanded to 60 cities in the United States before being sold.[10]

In 2006, Michaels founded 123Employee, an overseas outsourcing firm based in the Philippines that offers virtual assistants to small and medium-sized businesses

Daven wrote his first book, Outsource This!, in 2009. His second book, Lessons from Beyond, followed in 2010. His third book, Outsource Smart: Be Your Own Boss … Without Letting Your Business Become the Boss of You,[12] received critical acclaim and made the New York Times best-seller list.[2][3][13]

At the Beyond Marketing Live, Daven dug in deep to  detail for us the specific strategies that he briefly talked about at Peter Anthony’s event.  For 3 days, I was riveted, taking extensive notes, as this Master of Marketing shared Secrets to Success. He gave us actual real life examples of principles and techniques that he and his team has applied and continues to apply to create massive growth in their businesses.

Who is Daven Michaels?  New York Times Best Selling Author, Producer, Designer, Outsourcing Expert, A Rock Star successful entrepreneur, with platinum records & a heart of Gold, who helps others who have a burning desire to be successful- to do likewise.  

The other Master, that shared the stage with Daven at the Beyond Marketing Live, was his business partner, Beejal Parmar.  He is as one of the attendees stated, “Batman to Daven’s Superman”.  Beejal is the Mechanic, the Expert Strategist who puts into play the plan for Daven’s ‘from 10,000 feet above’ vision.  These two seem to be a perfect example of a symbiotic business relationship.

Who is Beejal Parmar?

As I mentioned, I had only heard of Daven a couple weeks prior at Peter Anthony’s You Will Change the World event, but even as I was arriving for the 3 day Beyond Marketing Live Seminar, I didn’t even know that this guy named Beejal would be the other main speaker.  I never heard the name Beejal until I arrived at the SLS Hotel to work as a volunteer at the event and I saw his name on the 10 foot tall poster- a picture of him posing with a tiger-if I recall.


During the Beyond Marketing Live event, Beejal, through the use of characters and edu-tainment, crafted a story and took us on a journey from our own limiting beliefs to a point of the Adventure of a Lifetime.  Beejal is a master of designing strategies for success.  He too, has been a successful entrepreneur for many years and his mission now is to help others fully realize their own potential.  He helps individuals create “Rapid Results” in their life and business.

Beejal is a former aerospace engineer who now helps Engineer Success for his students.  I was impressed that he embodied the perfect combination of right brain creative mindset with the left brain logical, processes approach.  His story is inspiring, motivating and captivating.  He shares not merely information but truly from a sincere heart.  I am grateful to have spent the weekend learning from this master. I am ready to take my business to the next level. Stay tuned for exciting news!

So what’s the Point?  You may be thinking by now, ok, great, Christoff, you went to a nice seminar-what does that have to do with me?  How does this apply to Service & Hospitality or 5 Star Customer Service?  I’m glad you asked.

As I mentioned above, “to be the best, we must learn from the best” to achieve mastery, we must learn from the masters”.  If you want to be great, you must get training.  You must learn from others who have mastered what you are wanting to learn. Training is so incredibly important.

I walk my talk. I invest in myself because I desire, I intend to be at the top of my game-the best in my industry.  The more training I get, the better I become and the more value I have to offer my clients.

I meet with business owners, restaurant owners, managers, executives etc. all the time and I share with them about how vital training and on-going training is for the success of the business and their team.  However, Training is often the last area that is considered to be important. Most companies-especially small businesses will have a marketing budget but not a training budget.

How does this apply to you?  I encourage you to seek out experts in your field who can help you achieve success.  Are you wanting to grow your business? Why not start by improving your customer service.  Your current customers-if they become loyal, raving fans-they will become your best unpaid, unsolicited, marketers.

Hey, I just thought of something-isn’t that exactly what I’m doing here?! I’m the proof-deliver an amazing product with amazing service to your customers and they’ll be singing your praises. For a long time.

If you ever have the opportunity to learn from these two gentlemen-Daven Michaels and Beejal Parmar-take it. You will be glad you did!


Thank you for reading! I love, appreciate and value my Soupfly Readers from around the world. This month we welcome readers from the following countries: US, Australia, UK, Brazil, Philippines, Canada, Italy, India, United Arab Emirates, Spain.

Elevating Service & Hospitality,

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Christoff J. Weihman

ASPIRE Enterprises

Las Vegas, NV


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Soupfly Travels & Trainings-Part 2

Welcome Back to Soupfly!


In our last post I shared with you about our recent travels last month.  Today I am sharing with you about the rest of our trip, specifically, our adventures in the lovely state of Colorado.

We had 2 main stops in Colorado-Loveland and Lone Tree.

Door 222 Food & Drink/ Loveland Downtown Development Authority 

We had been to Loveland before.  In fact, we’d been through there a couple times in the past, and it was on one of those occasions where we stumbled upon a great farm to table type restaurant, Door 222.  It was previously known as Next Door Food & Drink-and recently changed their name.  If you’ve read  my book, Getting to WOW!, then you may recall one of the restaurateurs whom I interviewed and quote a few times, is Jim Edwards-the owner of this establishment. Jim and his team at Door 222 do a wonderful job on both the culinary and the hospitality side of the business.  They all are very friendly & welcoming, knowledgeable and know how to make each guest feel welcome.  Door 222 is easily one of my favorite restaurants-anywhere.

Since we were going to be passing through Colorado, both Jim and I thought it would be a great opportunity to do a Getting to WOW! Service & Hospitality/Customer Service Presentation and book signing.  So that’s exactly what we did!  With the cooperation of the Loveland Downtown Development Authority, and the local Chamber of Commerce, on  very short notice, they and Jim set up this event. About 30 local business owners attended the event.

After the event, of course we had a great dinner at Door 222 Food & Drink with my brother and his wife.  Awesome food, attentive, friendly service.  The team here know what Service & Hospitality Excellence is all about.  When in or near Loveland, Colorado, go and enjoy:

It was such a great honor to speak in front of these local Loveland business owners. Our presentation was very well received, and we sold 15 books!  Yahoo! We knew in advance that  we that we wanted to donate to a local non-profit, so  Jim recommended The House of Neighborly Service.  We donated $3.00 from every book sold.  If you live in Colorado, (or anywhere) and you would also like to contribute to a great non-profit that is making a difference in people’s lives-I suggest you check out House of Neighborly Service.  They will happily and gratefully accept any amount you may wish to bless them with.

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Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel

After our very short visit to Loveland, it was time to move on to Lone Tree-about 3o minutes south of Denver. A couple months back, the Director of  Food & Beverage for the South Suburban Parks & Recreation District of Colorado, Jay Dikeman, purchased a copy of my book, Getting to WOW! Everybody WINS with 5 Star Service. He started following my blog, Soupfly and when he noticed that we were planning a trip passing through Colorado, he contacted me and asked if I’d be available to come and do a Getting to WOW! Training for his leaders.  I, of course, said yes.  We worked out a deal and lo and behold, we now had Lone Tree, Colorado on our agenda.



Jay is a long time veteran of the Service & Hospitality industry who truly understands and embodies Service & Hospitality Excellence. The fact that he resonated with the content of my book, and recognized the value that I could bring to his team, was indeed an honor and a privilege for me.  We had such an amazing time sharing for the better part of a day, with his Team Leaders about “Getting to WOW!” and “I Am the Customer Experience”.  They were completely engaged, eager to learn, participated fully and made it an awesome experience for me as well. I was grateful to have Michelle by my side and sharing some valuable input at both the Loveland and this Lone Tree event.

Originally we were scheduled to do our presentation on Wednesday, the day after we arrived at the beautiful Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel.  However, that night when we arrived it began to snow. Of course it snows often in Colorado. But this happened to be more than a bit of snow.  Approximately 22 inches of snow dumped on Lone Tree and the surrounding area in 12 hours. Denver airport was shut down, and roads were impassable. In fact the local authorities were advising people to not even leave their homes.  Needless to say, many of the expected attendees were not going to make it in for the presentation at the Lone Tree Hotel.  Jay asked if we could/would mind staying an extra day.  We gratefully accepted his offer and did our presentation the next day.

Snow Day!

The puppies got to play in the snow, Michelle and I got to relax and not travel or do anything for one entire day and it was great!  The hospitality extended to us by the team and staff of the Lone Tree Hotel was exceptional.  Since we were the only guests of the hotel on the day of the blizzard, we had the privilege of the chef coming to our table at lunch to help us decide what off the menu dish he could prepare for us.  Fresh baked salmon and fresh vegetables. It was delectable.  Thank you so much, Jay and Team for a most wonderful time.  We look forward to our next visit!

If you’re passing through Colorado, I highly recommend that you consider a stay at Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel:

I am so excited and grateful how my speaking and training business is starting to take off. Each month we are adding new clients. New opportunities to speak and do trainings are coming my way.  More and more people are discovering my book, Getting to WOW! and ASPIRE Enterprises is gaining exposure.  I am humbled, honored and excited for each opportunity.  My goal is to make my book, Getting to WOW! Everybody WINS with 5 Star Service a number one best seller, and to bring value and be of service to thousands and thousands of Service Professionals thru my training and speaking.  I recognize that it is people like Jay Dikeman, and Jim Edwards and many others who provide me those opportunities.  It is also people like you, my Soupfly readers, people who have attended my trainings and my customers who have purchased and read my book, that help me achieve and realize these goals.  For that, I thank each one of you.

I would also be so grateful if you would recommend my book to your friends and peers, share my posts on Social media and tell others who you think may find value in hiring me  to speak/train their Team on WOW! Service & Hospitality/5 Star Customer Service.

Thank you for reading and for your continued support.  Please let me know how I may be of Service to you, your company or organization.



P.S.  By the way, when Michelle took Lilly, Carly & Bruno for a walk in the Estes National Park in Loveland, Bruno had the chance to scare away the mountain lion. Life is an adventure!

Elevating Service & Hospitality,

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Christoff J. Weihman

ASPIRE Enterprises

Las Vegas, NV


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