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Perseverance, Attitude, and Opportunity with Nathan Bracken
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Perseverance, Attitude, and Opportunity with Nathan Bracken

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Perseverance Attitude and Opportunity Nathan Bracken Jamba Juice

Kalob interviews Nathan Bracken about his journey from lowly Jamba Juice employee to franchise owner of four Jamba Juice locations. They talk about the importance of hard work, perseverance, attitude, opportunity and more. Don’t miss this inspirational story! 


  • Jamba Juice
  • Start young! Nathan started working at Jamba juice when he was 15.
  • Don’t get discouraged when you get passed up for opportunities. 
  • 3 minute interactions with people can make a difference! 
  • Offer to do things above and beyond your job description. Show your value!
  • Hard work, hard work, hard work! Hard work yields great results.
  • Every job is an important job. Even if it’s a means to an end, do your best work. 


  • Work your butt off! 
  • Learn from your role models. 
  • Be willing to work even if you don't make a lot of money. 
  • Enjoy the work! 
  • Attitude is key!

Is it worth it?

  • Don’t ask: “is this what I’m passionate about?”
  • Instead, ask: “Can I find a way to love this?”
  • Do whatever it is you’re doing to the best of your ability. 
  • It’s more than just a job. What can you contribute? 
  • Focus on what’s most important.
  • Do the best you can even if it’s a means to an end. 


  • Opportunities are like doors. 
  • Sometimes they close, but they can often be forced open. 

Are you happy?

  • Nathan is super happy. 
  • He’s had to set boundaries from work because he loves it so much. 
  • As an owner, the purpose isn’t to just make smoothies. They need to teach their employees work ethic and how to be the best they can be. 

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