Oct 16, 2018
[One Question] Charting a Way Forward and The Power of Networking with Mike McKim Co-Founder of Cuvee Coffee
Mike McKim is the co-founder of Cuvee Coffee Roasting Company. Cuvee Coffee Roasting Company has been providing independent coffee houses and coffee enthusiasts with sustainable artisan blends, single origin, and estate coffees since 1998. Mike is also a board chairman at the non-profit, Operation Supply Drop that supports today's active duty military and their families. Cuvee Coffee is a nationally recognized specialty coffee roaster with its roots firmly established in Texas. Cuvee Coffee and cold brew can be found at their website, Whole Foods, Heb, Central Market, Target, and soon to be limited Safeways.
What does it take to get out of a funk and chart a way forward? What role does networking play in sustained, long-term success? How do you know that you have what it takes to thrive in the business world? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader, Mike McKim. In his conversation with Jeremy, Mike opens up about helpful tools and resources they use at Cuvee Coffee, how he endured one of the lowest moments in his career, what he has learned about the power of networking, why his son is following in his footsteps, and so much more! You don’t want to miss a moment of this engaging episode featuring Mike and Cuvee Coffee!
Have you ever hit rock bottom in life or business? What was it like? How did you recover and press forward with your career? Where you able to turn that difficult chapter into a helpful life lesson? For Mike McKim, that low moment came early in his career when he had recently left college. He had no idea what he was going to do with his life and ended up taking a job delivering pizzas. Through this frustrating time where it seemed like there was no way out, Mike held out a small glimpse of hope. Looking back, Mike can see the thread that led him out of that dead end job and back toward charting a way forward.
More often than not, most people achieve the level of success they enjoy in life due to their connections. Not many people are quick to admit that they only have the position they have or the opportunities they’ve enjoyed based on who they’ve been fortunate to know. What about your career? Can you see how your network has helped you get into the position you enjoy today? When Mike McKim looks back at the chapter in his life that he considers the low point, he also admits that the way out was due to his connections. From delivering pizzas to telemarketing with AT&T, Mike was able to chart a path forward with the help of his network. What can you learn from Mike’s story? How will you leverage your network and connections to make a positive impact?
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