I had it. I couldn’t remain in employment anymore – everything was mediocre and I was tired of living like everyone else, I decided to pursue my dream.
So I quit in a huff.
I handed in my resignation, cashed in my pension and opened up a restaurant. It wasn’t fancy it wasn’t big but it was mine and that’s all that mattered.
I was going to pursue my dream at all costs and this was going to be my big break. My restaurant would be a smashing success and I would be on prime time television telling the world how all you need to do is have faith to succeed!
The world was going to be my oyster!
Fast forward three years down the line and I haven’t yet made it to prime time – no one has ever come to my restaurant to ask me for an interview, including my own niece who got an internship at a renowned media firm. I get it, she needs to impress her boss and my restaurant is by no means impressive.
I’m a great chef – but like other creatives, I have good days and bad days. I’m always looking over my shoulder to make sure my staff members don’t steal from me and clients don’t take off without paying the bill. It’s exhausting. I love what I do that hasn’t changed and it probably never will.
But here’s a list of 5 things I would have done differently if I had the chance to start again:
I’m still not where I want to be – but the good news is that I’m getting there. One of the most valuable resources you will ever have as a business owner is a positive mind.
Successful entrepreneurs may even differ on what each thinks it takes to make it – but they will all agree that positivity, resilience, and consistency are key ingredients that one needs to cross the finish line.
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