I heart what I do.
That could mean many different things to different people.
It’s no big secret that I have a few things going on with my “ticker”, I share that often, as a matter of fact, I think I may overshare. Too bad, that’s part of knowing Darrin, “The Coffee Guy”, he shares. (Picked that lesson up in preschool.)
I’ve been known to push myself pretty hard, especially when it comes to Darrin’s Coffee. I want to build something. I want to put out the best product. I want to make people happy. I want to make people smile. I want to be the BEST COFFEE SHOP IN INDY, as a matter of fact, I want to be the BEST COFFEE ROASTER IN INDIANA (for now to start, we’ll take the best in America soon).
Remember, the name Darrin Marion is literally on everything that comes out of this store. I want that to mean something. I think about the scene from the movie “Tommy Boy”. It’s when Tommy compares the warranty on the box to putting a guarantee on a box of … Gotta keep it G- Rated. You get it. Darrin wants Darrin to mean something. Why? Because I “heart” what I do.
Periodically, particularly as of late, I’ve had some issues with my heart. I have CHF, or Congestive Heart Failure, it could be pretty serious. To me, it means some time adjusting what medicine works, what kind of diet works (that’s pretty much everyone), what stress level I can take (pretty much everyone there also) and how much work I actually should be doing, and that’s the hard part for me, because I love what Darrin’s Coffee is about THAT MUCH, I sometimes push it too hard. When that happens, that means I have to close down, at least until I get back. So my plan, going forward, is to put together absolute best team possible, as soon as possible, so that Darrin’s Coffee can continue to show you why we “heart” what we do.
To me “heart-ing” means waking up at 4am and going to sleep at 12am. This isn’t because I have to. It’s what I want to do. Crazy right? “Heart-ing” to me But if you see me going a little tooo hard, don’t be afraid to tell me a to chill or refer someone to me. Because I really heart what I do.
I’m just sayin’.