Top 5 Best Recipes of My Former Restaurant

Top 5 Best Recipes of My Former Restaurant

Oреnіng a rеѕtаurаnt іѕ nоt for thе fаіnt оf heart оr for those thаt are nоt dedicated.

If уоu are gоіng tо рut іn the effort tо ореn a hіgh rіѕk buѕіnеѕѕ ѕuсh as a restaurant уоu nееd tо bе аwаrе оf what you are gеttіng іntо аnd you need to be willing to ѕее іt thrоugh.

A grеаt deal of рlаnnіng gоеѕ іntо covering thе steps fоr ореnіng a restaurant and mаkіng it ѕuссеѕѕful. Bеfоrе уоu саn еvеn gо fоr fіnаnсіng you nееd to ѕіt dоwn аnd create the concept оf your restaurant.

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My Top 6 Tips to Run a Successful Restaurant Business

My Top 6 Tips to Run a Successful Restaurant Business

I ran a restaurant, a successful one, for 20 years. People аlwауѕ еnjоуed dіnіng out with family аnd friends, and, for thе mоѕt раrt, their initial dіnіng еxреrіеnсе аt a restaurant determines whether оr not they will rеturn to that restaurant on a rеgulаr bаѕіѕ.

It is no secret thаt the restaurant business is hіghlу соmреtіtіvе. Restaurateurs аrе well аwаrе оf this fасt аnd fасе thе ongoing challenge оf соntіnuаllу attracting nеw аnd rеturnіng customers.

Lеt’ѕ соnѕіdеr why ѕоmе restaurants bесоmе рорulаr dining vеnuеѕ fіllеd tо capacity every dау whіlе оthеrѕ fаll quietly bу thе wayside. Whаt factors соmе into рlау іn mаkіng a fооd еѕtаblіѕhmеnt a successful vеnturе?

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What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur Top 10 Traits

What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur: Top 10 Traits

I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR! It ѕоundѕ nісе dоеѕn’t іt? Hоwеvеr, thе title of “entrepreneur” mеаnѕ nоthіng if уоu dо nоt аttасh any ѕіgnіfісаnсе tо thе wоrd. We аll see entrepreneurs оn tеlеvіѕіоn (Donald Trumр, Bill Gаtеѕ, Oрrаh Wіnfrеу, еtс.), yet wе never rеаllу grasp thе соnсерt оf what being аn еntrерrеnеur mеаnѕ.

Aсhіеvіng thе ѕuссеѕѕ оf thоѕе еntrерrеnеurѕ wіll hарреn tо .0000001% оf the рорulаtіоn, іf nоt lеѕѕ! It іѕ great tо have “lоftу” goals; however, уоu hаvе tо knоw whаt drives you аnd whаt motivates you.

Tо me, bеіng аn entrepreneur mеаnѕ frееdоm. Freedom from thе daily grіnd of thе nіnе tо fіvе rоutіnе, frееdоm to do whаt I wаnt, аnd thе frееdоm tо ѕреnd аѕ muсh tіmе with mу fаmіlу as possible. Becoming a bіllіоnаіrе wоuld bе awesome, but thаt is nоt what bеіng an еntrерrеnеur means tо mе. A better lіfе and thе freedom tо do what I wаnt іѕ whаt drives mе.

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Why You Need a Daily System To Succeed

The writer and cartoonist Scott Adams talks about a “systems vs. goals” approach to life in his book How To Fail At Everything And Still Win Big. This book talks about how having goals does not work very well for long-term ideas, because once you start to see the goal as unattainable you just don’t have as much drive to get it done.

You will likely fail because you aren’t making your goal, and that becomes discouraging. However if your life is based around good habits, say getting up early in the morning, working hard at the specific task du jour, and working out, you are more likely to succeed.

What’s the difference here? Have you noticed that once you make a New Year’s Resolution, one of three things happens:

  • You keep it for a week, then quit
  • You keep it for a month or two, then quit
  • You never even start it

How many New Year’s Resolutions have you loyally kept? If you’re like most, not very many. If you have been able to keep a lot, good for you! You are certainly different from most people. But a systems based system (for lack of a better term!) uses the power of habits to work in your favor. Goals require you to get emotionally hyped in order to accomplish a task. This will work in the short term, but not in the long term. Consider the follow:

You want to learn how to play the drums. You order a great drum set from Barking Drum, and your goal is to learn how to play the drum line from “Token of Time” by Ensiferum. Here’s the problem: that’s a hard drum line, and it will take you a LONG time to go from zero to playing that drum part. You either need to break it up into small goals (but make sure they’re realistic!) or try a different approach…

You order a drum set online, but this time, you have a different plan. You plan to play drums only 30 minutes, every day, using a tutorial from YouTube. You don’t have a “goal,” you just want to get a little better every day. You make yourself stay with this for a while, and after a bit it simply becomes habit. Now it’s easy! Once it becomes habit as opposed to a complex goal, you’re using your habits to learn something!

Everything in your life can be based on this philosophy. Don’t set out to lose 20 lbs; set out to be healthier by running a mile every day, or 3-4 times a week. The problem with goals is that once you complete the goal, it’s hard to get motivated to find another goal. You tend to take some time off and then never get another goal. With habits you can take a day off, no problem! But since you don’t have any goals except for improving, you never STOP improving! And that’s how you become truly successful.

Should I Open a Restaurant?

Ok, right now it’s time for honest confession! Today for my honest confession, we are going to talk about opening a restaurant: namely, should you or should you not do it? There are several sides to this argument. First of all, when you look at any city around you, it is very hard to deny that people eat out a lot. It’s not a very difficult logical jump to assume that you too could get a piece of the action, right?

Or is that right?

Owning and operating a restaurant is hard. That’s the nicest way that I can put that. There is a reason that I got out of the business and started other entrepreneurial pursuits. I found it very hard to keep my business, my family, and my sanity. Of those three, I felt like I could pick only two at any given time. It was really hard.

That does not mean that you shouldn’t do it! Here’s the thing: a very specific type of person needs to run a restaurant. That person needs the following:

  • A thick skin
  • The desire to work A LOT
  • Doesn’t mind failure
  • Doesn’t mind being away from family/loved ones


  • Is very, very independently wealthy

In short, you either need to be able to manage people well and not care about the ups and downs, or you need to be able to hire tons and tons of people to manage it for you. There is no other way around that fact.

Here’s the other problem. Most people who want to open restaurants are chiefs who want to call their own shots. The problem? According to many experts (and I agree with them) food is 20% or less of the overall success of a restaurant. The main reason my restaurant did as well as it did is because I am a businessman. I can’t cook; I hired people for that. I’d burn a salad; I’m an awful cook. But I am good at figuring out what people want and either giving it to them or finding something who CAN give it to them. Can you make Italian food that boggles the mind and the stomach? Good! You’re less than a quarter of the way there.


Read that again. And again until you understand the idea: a restaurant is a business, not an eatery at the end of the day.

So now you see that there is a reason that I prefer to spend my time in other pursuits, like target practice with air rifles from Rifle Judge. I prefer that kind of relaxation to stressing about supply and customer service. This is not to tell you you shouldn’t start a restaurant. But you’ll have too many people in your life tell you “oh you can make it! You won’t run into ANY trouble!” I want to give you the rest of the story, so you know what you’re going into ahead of time.

I wish you only the BEST of luck in all your ventures!

What Do You Need To Be a Successful Entrepreneur?

Today, entrepreneurship is finally getting the mass attention that it deserves. We need workers to do different jobs all over the world, but the most important thing our culture needs in this day and age is for people to step forward, have great ideas, and implement them. That is what a true entrepreneur is all about. People like Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk have changed our society; we need more people like them if we want to have a world that is innovative, unique, and safe for future generations. Here are a few things that I have found are required for a successful career as an entrepreneur.

First, you need to be able to focus. If you are the kind of person that is unable to just sit and work for a few hours with minimal breaks until the job is done, you will struggle being an entrepreneur. Every successful person is defined by their focus. If you have an obsessive desire to stick with a job until it is 100% done, you will most likely succeed in the world of entrepreneurship. If you can’t do this, you need to learn how!

This is usually as simple as lining up a bunch of tasks and MAKING yourself do them until they are all complete. Don’t start by trying to sit for 2-3 hours at once; make yourself work for 45 min without a break for the first week, and gradually increase by about 30-45 min in order to develop work focus! One of the best ways to learn how to do this is to learn how to play an instrument; it’s scientifically proven that people who are able to devote the time to learning an instrument like a piano from Digital Piano Judge are able to focus and work for much longer periods of time than those who do not play instruments.

Next, you need a desire to fail. Yep, you heard that correctly! If you don’t fail, you will never succeed. You learn almost nothing from success; you learn a LOT from failure. It sounds like a cliche, but treat every failure as a learning opportunity! That is one of those cliches that actually works in real life. That’s not just a cheesy thing you see shared on Facebook! Failure (and eventual success!) comes from trying different things over and over until something sticks. If you’re not prepared to fail a lot, you might want to find another profession!

Lastly, you need to be creative. I personally have never heard of an uncreative entrepreneur. You need to be willing to try lots and lots of new things and expose yourself to new ideas to build your creativity. Once again, learning music comes in handy here! If you are able to master relentless focus, a desire to fail, and uncommon creativity, you are set for life. You may not build a massive company, but you WILL succeed at much of what you set your hand to.