When I think about what it takes to run a business, I am reminded that we are gamblers. Not in the literal sense- I’m not spending my free time at slot machines and poker tables. What I am talking about is taking blind chances, grounded in faith and confidence. Not only did we have to take the chance of our lives when we decided to open shop with $50 left to our name and two small children to care for, but we entered into the realm of constant flux.
We make little bets every day. We open our doors, not sure who will walk into our lives, needing our services. Will there be any business today? Will they like our food? What if it snows? In April? Do we have a solid, long lasting concept or are we just a flash in the pan? Yes, this is what goes through my mind on a daily basis.