Family First: Bill and Peter Deutsch- Dec. 17 on The Connected Table LIVE!

December 17th on The Connected Table LIVE! Melanie and David will start a new series entitled “First Families of Wine, Food and Hospitality.” Many businesses, from wineries to restaurants to the vendors who supply them, are often multi-generational. The business may have started small, possibly in a garage or a storefront. Over time it grew beyond with family members stepping in work to the lines, build the enterprise and eventually taking over the reins.

Peter and Bill Deutsch Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits

Peter and Bill Deutsch
Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits

A perfect example is the father-son team Bill and Peter Deutsch of Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, one of the country’s leading wine and spirits importer -distributors. Bill founded Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits in 1981 with the vision of running a family-owned company that would import and market fine wines from family-owned producers around the world. Thirty-three years later the dream is successful reality and thriving business. The White Plains-headquartered company has grown to include a prestigious roster of internationally renowned, award-winning wine and spirit brands serviced by over 200 employees who have helped grow DFWS into the number one imported wine company in the U.S. and the sixth largest wine company overall.

With family-owned labels that include [yellowtail], Les Vins Georges Duboeuf, Barone Fini, Josh Cellars, and The Calling, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits is one of the true pioneers in bringing affordable, quality wines to the U.S. market and, while doing so, has changed the concept of wine marketing. Much of the company’s success comes from the values set forth by Bill, who touts what he calls the “Six P’s model for building brands.” They are: People, Product, Package, Price, Promotion, Potential; and it is through these that Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits identifies and builds brands that it thinks will have success in the marketplace.

Peter, who joined the company in 1985, offers a rare blend of creative and operational strengths. His strategic approach to building Georges Duboeuf into the #1 Beaujolais wine in the United States delivered impressive bottom line results. In addition, his accomplishments for successfully establishing [ yellow tail ] as the #1 Imported brand and the #1 wine brand at its price point in the United States led to record growth and profitability.

After almost 30 years working together, Bill, who serves as Chairman, and Peter Deutsch Family’s CEO, are a dynamic team and family success story, and Melanie and David look forward to connecting with them. Connect:  www.deutschfamily.com

 

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How to Stop People From Hurting You

If I posed the question, “Who in your life has hurt you?”, you might respond with, “Must I limit it to only one?” We’ve all been on the receiving end of someone’s thoughtless behavior – their anger, sarcasm, back stabbing or betrayals. We’ve been hurt by those we know and love and even some that are complete strangers and it appears that we are powerless to stop them. Some tell themselves that they don’t care if their boyfriend found someone else. After all, he’s going to regret it when he finally comes to his senses and realizes you were the best thing that ever happened to him. For those who have been profoundly wounded by someone particularly close to them, their pain runs deep and their trust has been so severely damaged that they may choose to distance themselves from anyone of the human variety in order to protect themselves from ever experiencing such heartache again.

Technically people don’t have the ability to hurt us. Our suffering occurs as a result of several factors: first, we take personal offense to what they are saying or doing. Reminding ourselves that a person’s behavior is an expression of their personal issues and has nothing at all to do with us prevents us from being offended by their actions.
Second: we all have expectations of those around us. When those expectations are not fulfilled we experience disappointment and hurt. Removal of all such demands allows us to simply experience others as they are. Acceptance of that which we cannot or should not change allows us to be more at peace with others. No demands, no disappointments, no suffering.
And finally, remembering that all emotions, including hurt, result from our thought process. Our internal dialogue (that little voice inside our head) is actually responsible for our suffering or lack thereof.

Yet even with this knowledge, it is easy to encounter those who seem to get pleasure out of hurting others. So is it possible to actually prevent people from hurting us? While I cannot offer an absolute guarantee, there is one thing many people overlook that acts as a shield to protect ourselves from being a target of someone’s bad behavior. Think for a moment of a time that you had ever contemplated hurting someone. (Yes, even us really nice people – we’ve all given it thought even if we would never act upon it.) Those who come to mind are typically those who have mistreated us, hurt someone we know and care about, committed horrific acts upon the innocent, or who are just plain mean (by our standards). We would never seek to deliberately harm those who consistently treat us and others with respect and concern. Those who are kindhearted and thoughtful win our respect and we desire only the best for them. We would rather bite our tongue than say anything offensive to them or die (figuratively speaking, of course) than inflict suffering upon them. In essence, it is harder to hurt those who are kind. Doesn’t it make sense then that the reverse is true? If we were to consistently treat all whom we encounter with the highest form of dignity, then even when they are having a bad day and misbehaving, they would do their absolute best not to impose their anger on us. And we would remain unscathed.

In the fifteen years I worked with battered and violent women, I repeatedly witnessed vicious verbal and physical attacks between staff and residents upon one another – angry, nasty, hateful women taking their issues out on one another and not giving it a second thought. And yet never once was I included in their vindictive behavior. On the contrary: I repeatedly treated all parties with dignity and respect regardless of how they were behaving. Both residents and staff alike were very protective of me and at the slightest inclination that someone might possibly mistreat me, they’d jump to my defense.

No one deserves to be hurt. But let’s be honest: it’s easier to contemplate being unkind towards someone we don’t like or someone whom we perceive to be mean. It is much harder to hurt someone who is consistently thoughtful and just plain nice. Be that person and you will protect yourself from much of the hate that abounds in this world. Kindness really is the key to a less painful existence.

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January Jones welcomes Pam Evans, Author of RingEXchange

January Jones welcomes

Pam Evans

Author of RingEXchange

ATTN: Mulitple Marriers

 

author, Ring EXchange

author, Ring EXchange

January Jones is pleased to welcome back for the second time around…Pam Evans.  She’s the Author of Ring EXchange – Adventures of a Multiple Marrier which is a book about Pam’s own journey and the missteps she made that led to four marriages and four divorces before her 50th birthday.  Also, Pat Bubash, author of Successful Second Marriages, joins in the conversation.

Pam did the hard work of self-discovery and reflection about her past choices that eventually led her to some important realizations about her relationship and marriage patterns.  From there, Pam learned how to break those destructive patterns by taking control of her life and finding out who she really is.

Pam loves to have the opportunity to share her insights and wisdom about being a Multiple Marrier with others–whether they are single, considering marriage, divorced, married, or have never been married.  She refers to herself as a “hybrid individual,” since such a wide variety of experiences, people and places have influenced her positive outlook and her intriguing story.

Raised outside a small town in western North Carolina, Pam Evans spent her adolescence through young adulthood in the New York area before relocating to California. Pam now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and has worked in the marketing and sales support sectors for major Silicon Valley high-tech companies for the past 20+ years.

Pam is also a “newlywed” in that she recently got married “AGAIN”, but after a 13-year marital hiatus.  This is going to be an interesting and fun conversation and one which I hope will inspire you to find your happiness and personal success in life.