The Restaurant Industry Can Be a Lonely Road

Written by Martine Cloutier-LeBlanc

Founder and CEO of CAPTIVATE MY DAY, loving life to its fullest

April 30, 2023

The restaurant industry can be a lonely road when not surrounded with the right people.

You get knock down many times.

Being knockdown when everybody believes you’re going to quit doesn’t feel good.

Ryan Gacia got hit hard in his right side in last Saturday’s fight against Gervonta Davis.

Side blow – right in those ribs and where your liver is – OUCH, to say the least.

Many times, as you are running your restaurant, you’ll be in situations where you’ll get knocked down.

You’re not breathing right, figuratively. You’re in pain. The weight of the world is too heavy on your shoulders.

But what can you do?

  • give up?
  • cry?
  • complain?
  • be pissed off?

Of course, you can do the above.

But, it may be more helpful if:

  • You get back up
  • You understand this is temporary
  • You know you’ll put more intentional effort toward what you want to achieve
  • You acknowledged your missteps and replan

One of the greatest boxers, Manny Pacquiao, was hit on his side extremely hard before he became who he is. He stopped and couldn’t continue the fight. When that happened, he got back in the gym and started working on strengthening his body.

As a restaurant owner, you may not have to strengthen your body like boxers do, but you sure have to strengthen your mind.

If your restaurant is not handled properly from within, everything within it will eventually crumble.

Don’t let that happen to you!

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