I know a pizza joint that sells mostly slices, it’s about 1000 square feet total, and it makes almost a million per year with $2.5 m in revenue. I also know places that have lost 150k per year. One of them was mine.
It’s about revenue, staffing, and pricing.
Revenue is the starting point. If you don’t have good revenue then you have a money pit. I’ve had three places that failed because of lack of revenue. If you have the right thing (and right attitude) in the right place, where there are lot’s of hungry people, then you have sales. In general about $600k to $1m is a good place to be if your rent is between 2k and 8k.
Theodore Roosevelt was shot mid-speech in an assassination attempt in 1912. He refused to have medical treatment until he delivered his 90 minute speech, in which he showed off the bullet wound to the crowd.
He was wearing his Army overcoat and carrying a 50-page speech – folded double to fit into the breast pocket where he had also tucked his metal spectacles case and that saved his life that day. The bullet was slowed and didn’t reach his lungs or heart.
Don’t Take Anything Personally
Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally. Using an earlier example, if I see you on the street and I say, "Hey, you are so stupid," without knowing you, it’s not about you; it’s about me. If you take it personally, then perhaps you believe you are stupid. Maybe you think to yourself, "How does he know? Is he clairvoyant, or can everybody see how stupid I am?"
Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves. All people live in their own dream, in their own mind; they are in a completely different world from the one we live in. When we take something personally, we make the assumption that they know what is in our world, and we try to impose our world on their world.
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