Jeff Wasserman and the Life Coach Bus completed the first phase of the Life Coach Road Trip. Jeff visited the Southern California coast in October 2011. The highlight of the trip was the 2011 Los Angeles Talk Radio Forum. I enjoy spending time with talk show hosts like Stephaine Miller, Tom Leykis, Roger Hedgecock, Don Barrett, Doug McIntyre, Patt Morrison and Doug Stephan.
It was a great trip and one that I will never forget. The next phase of the Life Coach Road Trip will bring the Life Coach Bus back from Southern California to Georgia. In 2012, Jeff will be traveling up the east coast.
I attended the Hillcrest Hoedown, a street festival in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego. I met a lady named Geraldine. She is a gem, she is happy, she is an active senior citizen and she is "living her dream."
Click on this audio link to listen to my interview with Geraldine.
The entire interview is only 8 minutes, but it is 8 minutes that will light up your life.
I attended the Hillcrest Hoedown in the Hillcrest area of San Diego on Sunday October 16th, 2011. I had the pleasure of interviewing Trulese of Candy'ego, a new candy story on University Blvd. The Life Coach Bus was parked on the street in front of Candy'ego. We discuss the challenges to opening a business for yourself.
If you are in the Hillcrest area of San Diego, please stop in to Candy'ego and tell Trulese your found her new store on Life Coach Media.
If you would like to listen to my interview with Trulese, please click the link below.
Last night, I was driving near the Hillcrest neighborhood and found an old time dinner restaurant, Rudfords. I stopped in and found out the restaurant has some interesting history. It opened in 1949 and truthfully, it looks like nothing has changed.
They have pictures of JFK's presidential motorcade drove down the street with JFK standing up in the motorcade, waving to the people. You can see Rudford's in the background, it looks exactly the same.
I had such a good time, I had my picture taken at Rudford's. It's open 24/7and is famous for home-style cooking.
I will have the bus at the Hillcrest Hoedown on Sunday from 9 am till 8 pm. If you are in the San Diego area, stop by and introduce yourself. I am looking to introduce Life Coach Radio to over 20,000 attendies. The Life Coach Bus will be parked in the middle of the event, near the main stage.
I arrived in San Diego on Wednesday. The motel I am staying at is very nice and is conveniently located off I-5. I drove to the Mexico border and observed the border crossing. As you stand at the border, you can see Mexico, it seems so close, yet so far away.
I broadcast a show from the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Overlooking I-5.
I recorded Life Coach Radio Shows # 12 & # 13 today from San Diego.
I flew to Las Vegas and picked up the Life Coach Bus. I usually stay on the strip, but this time, I decided to stay off the strip, so I choose Eastside Cannery on Boulder Highway. I have never stayed there before and have never heard anyone talk about it. So I gave it a try.
When I pulled up in the Life Coach Bus, I had no idea what to expect. Considering my last trip to Vegas a few weeks ago, I stayed at Mandlay Bay, I know how it feels to be spoiled. I have stayed at the Wynn, Las Vegas Hilton and several other hotels on the strip.
The hotel is unique in architecture and the rooms are beautiful. The rates are reasonable and the staff in the restaurant and buffet are very nice. My only problem came from the security guard on his bicycle. I left the bus on the far edge of the parking lot, while I checked in. I asked where I am suppose to park and was told to park on the other end of the casino, in the far lot.
I asked Heather the front desk attendant to call security and let them know I would be moving the bus as soon as I took my luggage to my room. I came down to move the bus and found a parking violation on the windshield. It gets worse, as I returned to the bus, within 15 minutes, a security guard on a bicycle pulls up and really let me have it. Lucky the parking violation is from the security guard and is merely a warning.
I spoke to several security guards and the assistant security manager, only to be told that is there policy.
So if you plan to stay at this beautiful and friendly hotel casino, watch out for the security guards on bicycles. I spoke to the valet guys on the day I was leaving and they shared story after story about guests being upset with the security patrol.
After leaving Las Vegas, I headed towards Barstow California. I stayed at a new Holiday Inn in Barstow ( Lenwood).
I am now in San Diego California. I often comment about the staff and management about hotels and restaurants along the way. I plan to write a management training manual entitled, " Stories From The Road."
I understand, not all hotels and motels are the Wynn. Steve Wynn understands hospitality and customer service and he charges accordingly. One of the least expensive improvements a hotel or motel can make is improving customer service. Mandlay Bay management understands this concept, as well as several Holiday Inn's that I have stayed at. But here and there, I find hotels and motels that by changing the company customer service philosophy, they can change the entire stay for the guests.