Hello Rooster Reads,
I hope this finds you well. Time and experience are the two most valuable concepts in existence. Money, in fact can be worthless without time to spend it; learning and growing inside ones self is something I value to the next level. An interesting path of self-analyst is a breakdown the portions of your life into a percentile. An example, 10% of a 20 year olds life is 2 years, if you spend two years on a project or relationship you should always be growing and finding knowledge based value. If you consider the effectiveness of yourself from 0-12 you can compound the value of the time you put into things when you’re young. Where I’m going with this; my time in Hospitality, I’m 22 and have been in hospitality for nearly a decade I started doing dishes at 12 years at George’s Steak & Pizza, MacDonald’s at 13, Boston Pizza at 15 - 18. At 18 I started waitering; I was terrible and rightly so. I became proficient faster because of time spent as a cook. The learning curve of bartending was no different. Now that is how I view experience, if you’re 40 and started your career at 25 you’ve spent 38% of your life cultivating that knowledge base. At 22, 10 years of my life is 45% still a difference of 5 years or 7%. I’m not saying ones better than the other it seems to be a paradox. However it speaks to a quote my friend shared with me “The old know how to run business, the young know how it needs to be run”.
I recently used this process to help me choose to start my own business. Its called Liquid Dynamix – Artisan Cocktail Catering+, the concept is fairly straight forward as a food caterer would plan the menu and execute service for a party or event, Liquid Dynamix does the same for beverages. The plus sign “+” is a way of having an evolving brand. Right now that could be as simple as “beer and wine” or as I grow it could mean staff training and consulting. You see what I mean; even business has to evolve nothing can remain static. People are no exception.
Last night was our inaugural event at my business partner’s house. It was awesome, was it perfect? Not a chance, not even close. I spent the day writing ideas and concepts on how to improve; time and focus nurtures perfection. I consider myself lucky to have found what I love to do at a young age. A bit of a leap of faith will be taken by a few I’m sure. I know right now I’m standing at the base of another learning curve and I’m extremely eager to put my blood, sweat, and probably a tear or two into getting to the top. As I grow so will my ambition as far as my fear of failing (don’t worry its there) life is full of exits and nothing is forever.