The title, "Pizza For A Dream," is symbolic of the price that we all must be willing to pay to achieve our dreams in life. For years I've said that I would be willing to "flip burgers" to achieve my dream.
I started this blog several years ago so as to chronicle my business dealings and to discuss my road out of the "Rat Race" that Robert Kiyosaki talks about. The rapid growth of the 2 companies I've started since, and my continued working a full-time job, left little room for writing. Now that I'm leaving my full-time job this month, and we've moved into our own house in the country, I plan on catching up with my writing in the months ahead. I can't wait to share all that I've learned along the way!
If I can do it, you can do it. Dreams do come true!
I just received my review copy of Seth Godin’s new book, Linchpin: Are You Indespensable? and look forward to reading it over the next couple of days and providing my review. If you’re not familiar with Seth, I recommend checking out his blog. His daily insights provide valuable insights into business and life.
Everyday we are bombarded by news of the poor economy. We’re reminded of the number of people who have lost their jobs and the fact that companies aren’t hiring. Americans are less optimistic about the future and are feeling the pinch. It upsets me that so many people buy into all this hype. It discourages me how many give others permission to control their lives and circumstances.
I read about Gary Vaynerchuk's new book, Crush It! in a blog the other day. Using my iPhone Kindle app., I downloaded it and have been absorbed in it over the past week. I highly recommend this book to anyone who owns a business, wants to start a business, or who wants to learn how to utilize social media. A must read!
My brother sent me this "letter" the other day and I thought I'd pass it along. It speaks for itself...
To All My Valued Employees,
There have been some rumblings around the office about the future of this company, and more specifically, your job. As you know, the economy has changed for the worse and presents many challenges. However, the good news is this: The economy doesn't pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is the changing political landscape in this country.
I'm a big talk radio listener. Of all the talk radio hosts I've listened to, there's none like Glenn Beck. Glenn's a down-to-earth guy that can laugh at himself and truly relate to what you and I are going through day after day. Just 8 years ago, he couldn't even pay the rent for his apartment. Today, he's the 3rd most listened to radio talk show host in America and has a new show called Beck on Fox News.
A week or so ago, a caller on his show called in distraught due to the fact that it didn't appear that anyone was listening to regular people like him. This call spurred the beginnings of We Surround Them. Check out the video clip and explanation of the principles we all hold dear. This is our chance to be heard and to connect with others who believe like we do. A chance to connect with others who are "following the rules" but are frustrated why everyone who's not follow the rules is getting bailed out.
I'm a serial entrepreneur and have had several businesses that I've run over the years. It's neat to see that one's example can have a big impact on others, especially future generations. The post Entrepreneurship: A Narrative shows the impact my example has had on one of my nephews. What example are you setting for those around you? People are watching!!