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May 2018

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Go All In

05/30/2018

Jiimmy John's - Ryan Spears

“I didn’t know if this job would work out or if I would like being on the road so much. Being in a different city every week is a huge lifestyle change. But I decided to jump into it; I went all in. I was ready for a big change. I was going through the motions at home and it was time. If an opportunity comes up, take it. And go all in.”

- Ryan Spears, Guerilla Marketer, Philo, IL

Go outside of your comfort zone

05/23/2018

Jimmy John's - Jacob Ewing

"I've been pushing myself to do something that I'm nervous about or scared to do at least once a week. I enjoy hiking, and I read somewhere that your brain will tell you that you can't get closer to the edge of a cliff; your brain sets up a barrier saying you can't do it. But if you were to take a half step forward you're not going to fall off, you'd be okay, you'd just be closer to the edge. The more you go outside of your comfort zone, the more comfortable you become, and that's how you grow."

- Jacob Ewing, Guerilla Marketing Manager, Nashville, TN

Another Monday, Another City!

05/16/2018

Jimmy John's - Taylor Carpenter

“I went to school in Alaska for 3 years, and loved it. I graduated high school and immediately moved 3,000 miles from home where I didn’t know anyone. My parents helped me move there, and then left, so I basically started over. But I love traveling, so I think that’s why this job appealed to me. Most people don’t look forward to Mondays, but I do. I get to hop on a plane every Monday and go to a new city and a new JJ’s location, I love that.”

- Taylor Carpenter, Guerilla Marketer, Valparaiso, IN

Life is short, you gotta live it

05/09/2018

Jimmy John's - Gary Moss Jr.

“Don’t take no for an answer. Someone is always going to have an opinion, they’re going to set limitations and boundaries on you. You can’t do this or you can’t do that. I can qualify to be a national power lifter with one kidney and most people wouldn’t know. Eight years ago, I received a gift of life, a kidney transplant. I’ve now been power lifting for about a year and a half; I’m about 40 pounds off of the world record. Serious! I’ve been very fortunate, everything has been working great and I haven’t put any limitations on myself. You really appreciate something when you realize it can be taken away from you. Life is short, you gotta live it. So that's what I'm doin'!”

- Gary Moss Jr., Franchisee, Fort Worth, TX

Don't sweat the small stuff

05/02/2018

Jimmy John's - Brittney Mitchell

“Don’t sweat the small stuff. Don’t stress out. Everything will eventually work itself out. Whether it be for worse or for better. Don’t let someone bring you down because they’re unhappy or they’re having a bad day. A few weeks ago my boss goes, ‘You’re one of the nicest people I know.’ I said, ‘Well you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.’ Plus, why would you wanna be vinegar? It smells! So be the honey.”

- Brittney Mitchell, General Manager, Louisville, KY #1232