Success and Leadership Lessons from a Chef That Every Pet Professional Should Follow

The Recipe book cover

On this page you’ll find two video interviews that I held recently.  One with an Olympic gold medla winning Chef, and one with the co-author of an absolute favorite book of mine, The Go-Giver.

Chef Charles Carroll and John David Mann are the authors of a brand new book that I had the great fortune to read before its official launch.  The Recipe comes out on October 17 and is available right now on Amazon.

About the Book (with the videos to follow)

“Always be hungry, Owen,” the Chef said softly. “Don’t ever let life just wash over you. Savor it—every smell, every taste, every sound. If you want to be a great chef, it’s not enough just to love the food. You can’t cook great food if you don’t love life. That’s Rule One, Owen: Taste everything.”

Owen Devon used to have a pretty good life. At least until a few months ago, when disaster struck his family. Now his grades are plummeting and he can’t seem to stop getting into fights. To make matters worse, he’s just been tagged for vandalism—and to repay the damage, he’s being put to work for the crusty old owner of the local diner.

But there’s a lot about the old man that Owen doesn’t know—and in this diner’s cramped little kitchen, he’s going to learn a lot more than how to cook an excellent meal. . . .

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Get A Boost In Google Search Results Without Lifting A Finger

Get A Boost In Google Search Results Without Lifting A Finger

So how exactly can you get a boost in your Google rankings without lifting a finger?

Simply by making your website ‘secure’.  Yep, we are talking about SSL Certificates.

Not sure what that is?  Not to worry, we have you covered.  In this article you’ll completely understand WHAT an SSL certificate is, HOW it works, and WHY you absolutely need one going forward.

When it comes to SEO, you already know a variety of things influence your rankings in Google search results, right?

These things include your website content, meta tags, and user experience.

But did you know Google has announced the value of and need for a “secure” website through an SSL Certificate?

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Arden Moore’s Podcast Episode Spotlighting Speakers During Our Pet Care Conference

Arden Moore on Pet Life Radio photo

If you’ve been working in the professional pet industry for any length of time, there are certain names you quickly come across.

Arden Moore is certainly one of those names!

Arden’s resume and credits read like a Who’s Who of our industry as she seemingly continues to have her hand in a variety of projects, and has worked with “everybody!”

We were fortunate enough to have Arden with us in person during our 5th annual pet care conference in Las Vegas. She was there with mic in hand to record a special episode of her wildly successful podcast, Oh Behave!, featuring five speakers.

Arden’s podcast lives on Pet Life Radio and reaches over 800,000 listeners.

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Dr. Marty Becker Joins Us for A Live Training Session

How to Reduce Fear, Stress, and Anxiety in the Pets in Your Care: A Dialogue with Dr. Marty Becker, hosted by Josh Cary

Update: Our live video training session, where our special guest, Dr. Marty Becker, went incredibly well.  We discussed all the ways that you as a pet care professional can reduce the fear, stress and anxiety in the pets in your care.

Obviously, this has multiple benefits, least of which is creating a stronger bond between you and the pet, and allowing you both to enjoy a happier, healthy life.

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What Exactly is The Josh Cary Collective [with Video]

Thank you for the overwhelming support for my new initiative, The Josh Cary Collective. In case you missed my initial post on this, see this post.

Many of you are asking “How much is it to join?” And it’s a great question that I will answer in full in my very next video.

Today, I’d like to provide you with a more detailed overview of what you are going to receive from being part of The Collective. You know, the big benefits of joining!

First, I need to make clear that this is not another pet sitting group, or another pet sitting association. Those already exist.

The Josh Cary Collective is for those in the pet industry who are ready for a safe and supportive space to become the best version of themselves as possible.

It’s for those who get the need for personal development as it directly relates to the bigger picture.

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My Most Profound Moment in Our Industry [with Video]

PSO2016 Conference Attendees

As you know, we are back from our pet sitting conference that was wildly successful for a variety of reasons (both personally and professionally). Many who attended are experiencing moments of gratitude and elevation, myself included, and are embracing this experience of personal growth and development. It’s clear to see how it positively impacts EVERY part of life and business.

I’ll have plenty more to share on this topic in the coming days and with that, I’ve been working to create a community for those who appreciate this focus and are looking to grow, find meaning in your work, and gain a sense of clarity in all you do.

My vision is for a new kind of pet industry organization that we can all benefit from together. A safe and supportive place where we learn and grow “in real time” alongside each other. I hope you will join me soon. Here is the scoop:

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How to Get Your Happy Pet Business Clients to Leave A Google Review [Video]

NOTE: We’ve found a great new free tool that will help get you more Google reviews! Keep reading and watch the short video below.

When it comes to your pet sitting business website, we all have the same goal:

To rank high on Page 1 of Google for your chosen keywords when a potential client is searching for the service you provide.

But how exactly can you assure that happens more frequently?

It all comes down to the Google Algorithm. That’s a fancy term for Google’s 200-point checklist they use to determine where your website will rank for each search term.

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Cindy Vet on How Pet Sitters Can Find ‘Me Time’ [video]

Please join us at the PetSittingOlogy conference this October. We’ll be featuring expert speakers and experienced pet sitters, all of whom will help you build a better, more organized pet sitting business!

Our special interactive feature at the conference will be Workshop Wednesday, at which five very successful pet sitters will lead community discussions on current topics.

Cindy Vet, a pet sitter and coach from Atlanta, will lead a discussion on why getting “me time” will not only help you and your state of mind, but it can also be a great way to network.

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Support and Feedback for Our Pet Sitting Industry Documentary Movie

We are making a documentary movie about the professional pet sitting industry! And by ‘we’, I do not simply mean my production team and me.

I mean WE, as in you, our colleagues, supportive pet industry professionals (including veterinarians and trainers), and the collective professional pet care industry.

Production officially began recently as we made our way to Northern Virginia for four days to capture the day-to-day operation of All Friends Pet Care and other local pet professionals. It was an incredible experience that allowed us to get the ball rolling.

We then held a live virtual production meeting detailing our plans, our goals, and the reasons we are making this movie in the first place.

RELATED: Watch the replay of our virtual production meeting on PetSittingMovie.com

On that page, pet sitters were asked to submit their thoughts.

In one day, we received over 50 submissions from pet professionals guiding our project even further.

Outlined below are snippets of some of our favorite responses.

The beauty of this pet sitting movie project, as you’ll see, is that we are all speaking the same language! We are each passionate about what we do and all see the great need at this point in time to further educate the general public on what it truly means and what it takes to be a professional pet sitter.

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