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While obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Mark Janasik played varsity tennis for the University of Colorado. In his spare time he worked with under priviledged youths and introduced the game of tennis. Mark Janasik used lessons from his collegiate tennis career to teach life lessons in leadership, confidence, self esteem and overcoming adversity. Here, he offers pointers on how to improve one’s serve. Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. A common mistake among tennis players is not practicing their serve enough, or practicing their serve at the end of a training session when they are lacking energy. Try to get into the habit of practicing your serve at the beginning of your session and devoting more time to it. You can work on both the accuracy of your serve and on serving under pressure by playing practice matches without the second serve rule. By eliminating the second serve, you will become more confident in trying a powerful first serve in a real game because you will be sure that you can get in the second serve. Learning how to relax and deal with pressure while playing is just as important as physical fitness. By eliminating double faults, your chances of winning are considerably higher.Mark Janasik feels all the lessons learned on the court can be applied to life.
An accomplished restaurant executive, Mark Janasik is a Managing Member of CCG Restaurants, Inc., which recently purchased franchise rights to build at least 10 Taqueria del Sol restaurants in North Carolina and surrounding markets. In his role, Janasik assumes responsibility for quality control, menu execution, community involvement, restaurant operations, hiring, and management development. In addition to conducting equipment negotiations and finalizing food contracts, Janasik created company materials such as maintenance checklists, manuals, actions plans, hiring guidelines, and performance goals. Before joining CCG Restaurants in 2006, Mark Janasik worked as a District Manager for Waffle House, Inc., a famous restaurant chain in the Southeastern United States. Janasik assumed responsibility for the profitability and operations of three stores for which he oversaw a management team and each restaurant’s staff. As a District Manager, Janasik made significant contributions as a top operator. He was also known as one of the strongest team-builders who empowered his staff to perform well and exceed budgetary goals. As a District Manager, Mark Janasik focused tirelessly on the interview process and hired candidates based on their ability to strengthen the organization. He looked for people who were open-minded and competitive, and who worked well in a team environment. While Janasik looked at the individual’s past education and experience, he considered other factors, such as the candidate’s ability to handle pressure in the real world, as equally important to examine before making the final determination to bring someone aboard. His innovative approach to the hiring process gave him and his team the tools to hire individuals who were as dedicated to service and teamwork as he was, which in turn created a world-class service organization. Prior to joining Waffle House, Janasik spent five years as an Insurance Broker with Southern States Insurance, Inc., which specialized in writing insurance programs for the restaurant industry.Mark Janasik holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was a member of the men’s tennis team.
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