Like I wrote last week, I know that all good things are worth the wait. The longer I wait, the more I am determined to make the rewards all the more sweet for my crew and myself. I'm going over and editing our employee handbooks and standard recipes; researching marketing trends, ideas, and strategies; taking inventory of our kitchen tools and supplies and honing my skills with SimpleOrder inventory platform; and keeping in touch with lenders and vendors so no one feels out of the loop. I want to hit the ground running when we do open so we can catch up quickly with all the debt we've incurred in the last few months and, for goodness' sake, pay my employees because I would hate to lose them.
They say that you must find a job that doesn't feel like work. This is what In the Raw Test Kitchen & Juice Bar is for me. Once I started eating more raw foods, my health and mental outlook improved immensely, and I want to share these benefits with everyone. There's nothing like watching your ever-picky child's eyes light up over the taste of a new blender creation that he doesn't even know or care that it's good for him. Even though I stress about the lack of money, and for good reason, I know that it is just a temporary worry. I'm also not saying I plan on getting rich with a food truck. Far from it. I do plan to expand and make a good living for myself and the little man, but everyone has to start somewhere. So while these issues may seem like climbing a mountain right now, I know that if I just keep putting one foot in front of the other, I'll get to the summit of said mountain and feel that great sense of accomplishment that must come with climbing Mt. Everest. Okay, maybe not Everest, but definitely at least Mt. Magazine.
Until Soon, Eat Raw, Live Long!