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Behind The Smoke: BBQ War Stories

Jan 12, 2018

Jack Harris- Owner of Blue Lagoon Coffee- La Mesa, San Diego- @bluelagooncoffee @blc_coffee

Starting a career as a real estate broker, Jack Harris dreaded the corporate life.

As many of our other podcast guests have shared, Jack yearned for a career that fed his interests. When jack lost his mentor in 2010, it was a wake-up call & turning point in his life, and he was inspired to pursue something different.

After experimenting and making his own cheese, beer, and wine, Jack found his one true passion that is COFFEE!

Jack Harris shares his journey opening his own specialty coffee shop,  Blue Lagoon Coffee in La Mesa, San Diego. Not only is he willing to make mistakes, but he is willing to share them and learn along the way. Check out Blue Lagoon Coffee in East County SD!

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Blue Lagoon Coffee on Instagram



Cat & Cloud Coffee

Single Origin Coffee

Top of the Mind by John Hall

Behind the Smoke on Facebook

Quotes / Snackable Takeaways From This Podcast:

“It’s about doing things that you really care about”

“Make that call-to-action”

“Jump off the entrepreneurial cliff”

“To be a master, you have to be willing to be a fool”

“Be willing to embrace the unknown”

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