We had the good fortune of connecting with Bill Hansen and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bill, how do you define success?
Success is the achievement of goals that are worthwhile to the individual. I love the book “Where Will You Be in 5 Years?” It asks the reader to set goals for family, career, health,, finances, education, recreation, charity, adventure, travel, romance and spirituality. I’ve set my own for each area…one example is that by the time I’m 80, in 5 years, I want to shoot my age in golf. For adventures I want to fly a plane and drive a NASCAR vehicle. For business to help others succeed…to be a blessing to them in my firm.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
After achieving professional success and still growing my firm after 40 years in business. I’ve taken up writing daily inspirational messages, soon to be published in a book entitled, You’re Never Too Old and It’s Never Too Late. I also writing another book Catering: Behind the Swinging Door…that details all of the behind-the-scenes struggles, misses and near misses that go into creating delightful entertaining experiences for weddings, parties, corporate events, quinceaneras and mitzvahs.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Of course South Beach, Coconut Grove, Little Haiti and Little River and Miami’s Napa Valley…the Redland…soon to be the Wedland.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are so many people in my life that I would like to credit. My wife Terry who helped me launch the catering firm in 1980 and who is now struggling with ovarian cancer. She helped me write my book, Off-Premise Catering Management now in it’s third edition and taught me about “split infinitives” and proper tenses. She’s my sugar girl.