Friday, June 22, 2007

Keep Going

I saw a very inspirational segment of a show. A man wanted to start his own restaurant and his partner was 100% behind him. He didn't have much experience as a cook and he went to cooking school but didn't have much experience after that. But he decided that he wanted to open his own restaurant. He found the location in a run down property that used to be a crackhouse. He was given 2 months free rent and he was on his way to (as he put it) fulfilling his dreams. Now he didn't have a business plan but still he was determined. How did he pay for the restaurant? Well his partner helped and there was this little method that he used which I'm not going to repeat here because its something that is really recommended as not a good thing to do. He had a lot of friends help and pitch in with the construction and building work. Of course he had to get the permits and licenses that were necessary to open the restaurant plus he managed to get a small business loan for around $15,000 - that's not a lot but just tell that to him and he will probably tell you where to go!

Like I mentioned before he didn't have a lot of professional experience as a cook but he wanted one of his teachers from his cooking class to taste his food - food that he was going to include as part of the menu of his new restaurant. While the teacher liked the food for the most part he did say that he didn't think that the guy was ready to open a restaurant. In fact a lot of people felt the same way. Guess what? He still decided to open the restaurant and guess what? He did!

I saw this story and it just reminded me of the advice that I have seen from others and that advice is to keep going. You gotta keep going no matter what others say. If you feel it in your heart then that is all that matters!


Liara Covert said...

This posting reminds me of a quote fby Franklin Roosevelt: "There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still."
Determination can take you as far as you choose.

Rose said...

Yes I have also heard comments about "standing still". Its always best to keep moving forward even if it is "baby" steps.

I know it may seem like you're not getting anything done but the important thing is to always keep moving forward.