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Dedication: Being In It To Win It

Bonji Foods Aficionado Smart Brief: Volume 35


­­­Hi all, welcome back to the Bonji Food Aficionado Smart Brief! We hope the weekend treated you well and you are ready for a new week full of new opportunities! Every business or restaurant owner has to be prepared for the grueling road which leads to success. This is by no means an easy task. There are countless hours, back-breaking work, and tiresome days ahead, especially if you are in the earlier stages of operation. However, there is one thing that can help guide you through the tough times: dedication. In order to be successful, you need to fully commit yourself to the restaurant and the goals you wish to achieve.

­­­­­Tips To Be More Dedicated To Your Business: 1. Refine Your Goals Having goals set before you begin a business venture is always a must; however, once you truly have an understanding of the industry and your business, it is best to refine those goals. In other words, spend some time clearing up what exactly you want to accomplish. Try to be specific with these goals and create a short-to-long-term type of hierarchy. This will help you plan step-by-step and know how you are actually going to achieve these goals. Obviously, nothing goes according to plan 100% of the time, but if you have small intervals of achievement leading to your main goal, it will keep you pushing forward. When you achieve that small goal, you'll feel a rush and want to keep reaching for the next one.


2. Rediscover & Work With a Purpose When restaurant owners open their first business, they generally have a deeper purpose driving them compared to simply doing it for money. Yet, sometimes, that purpose can get lost in the weeds as time goes on. Thus, spending some time connecting back to why you started in the first place and rediscovering your purpose can really work wonders for your dedication. Knowing why you are working so hard can be the difference between simply wanting success and going out to achieve it. 3. Don't Burn Out! We are all working non-stop to ensure our restaurants are performing to the best of their abilities. But there comes a time when our low energy catches up to us. Burning out is a tough feeling and can really kick you into a slump. Therefore, you need to take some time to prioritize yourself. Instead of working 24/7 and putting all of your brain power into work, try to block off some time throughout the day to breathe and relax. Focusing on your mental and physical health is extremely important and if you can find ways to squeeze that into your daily life, burning out may not hit as quickly or as harshly. Also, it's a good idea to seek out help or connections. Keep good people around you, both in and out of the workplace. These people will help reduce the likelihood of burnout, as well as help push you forward in a positive manner.


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