Great Things Are Created By People Who Didn’t Do It For Money

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I was reading a blog post by Seth Godin “The story of money is not a straight line“. Read the article, as with all Godin blog posts, they are short and easy to digest.

“Just about every great, brave or beautiful thing in our culture was created by someone who didn’t do it for money.”

Many entrepreneurs approach their startup in this manner. They are there to create something amazing and sometimes a big payout happens, but, really this is a by-product of what gets created. Some founders, CEO’s, entrepreneurs don’t pay themselves or take $1 of pay, in exchange they do their best work. There is heroic effort and creation of something special. The goal should not be I want to make a billion dollars, the goal is to create something of so much value that people are willing to pay for it.

Built to Sell or Built to Last?

What is more motivating, bringing in co-founders with the outcome of “built to sell” or “built to last”? Now bring in employees and ask the same question. What do they want to be a part of?

Lunch at Thinkspace.. Now Includes Molly’s

While visiting with our coworking friends over at Office Nomads (a great little coworking space in Seattle), I found out about Molly’s and fell in love instantly. Their sparkling clean fridge, simple 1-2-3 process and pay-by-text feature had me intrigued. Once I took a bite of a sandwich, I was a complete goner and I just knew that it was something we had to have for the thinkspace community!

Are you tired of visiting the vending machine for your afternoon snack? Molly’s has the new solution. In the thinkspace kitchen on the second floor, the Molly’s fridge will provide salads, sandwiches, wraps and more for energizing breakfasts and healthy lunch options! Everything is made with fresh nutritious ingredients. New, fresh items are loaded into the fridge three times per week and Molly’s makes sure to bring back our favorites while giving us a couple new items, too. How exciting!

How to do I get my hands on this food?

It’s super easy! Grab whatever you’d like in the fridge. Then go to MollysOnTheRun.com and pay for it. You can set up your pay-by-text account here too by clicking on the banner on the front page of the site. Once your account is set up (which only takes a few short minutes), you will never have to go back to the site again. Just text in your order and your card will automatically be charged! How awesome is that?!

How much does it cost?

Salads $5.00

Sandwiches $5.50

Breakfast $3.00

Sandwiches, Wraps, and Salads.. Oh my! (Sample menu items to whet your appetite.)

Freebird Turkey
Turkey, french sourdough, sun dried tomato spread, spinach, pepper jack cheese.
P-Patch Veggie
Multigrain bread, green peppers, butter lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, and hummus.
Chicken Curry Wrap
Marinated chicken, carrots, celery, homemade curry sauce, cilantro, red onion, and
spinach wrap.
Lumberjack Breakfast Sandwich
Honey ham, egg, and sharp cheddar cheese on a multi grain english muffin.
Quinoa Salad
Quinoa mixed with our roast carrot dip, on a bed of spinach, with celery, carrots,
radishes, and cucumber.
The Grecian Salad
Orzo, tomato, feta, olives, cucumber, with red wine vinaigrette on top of

What about food that’s not consumed?

Worry not of wasted food! Molly’s will take back any items that are not consumed before the regular delivery. They then donate the uneaten food to a local women’s shelter.

Can’t get enough?!

Have you tried Molly’s offerings at thinkspace lately and have a new favorite salad or sandwich? Do you just love the idea? Thinking about using Molly’s for catering an event? Shoot me an email at Alyssa (at) Thinkspace (dot) com or comment on this post with any feedback, favorites or questions.