The Ghost Of Restaurant Business Past

Today I was in the mood to see some old friends that I previously worked with but have not seen in a few years and I am happy that I did…for a couple of reasons. If you know anything about me, you know that I am professionally trained chef who has had a successful culinary career in the Philadelphia area.

Déjà vu

When I first visited my old stomping grounds, I was missing the excitement of being in the kitchen, the camaraderie and of course the food.  This quickly wore off when I noticed that my protege who took over my position was running around frantically because 2 people had called out of work that morning and he had to cover their stations. This scene was oh so familiar and it just added to my justification of leaving that industry behind.

I think of where I came from, the journey, the accumulated results and also where I might have been if I did not find network marketing. This was my own version of being scared straight, it made me grateful for what I have been able to accomplish in such a short time and also reminded me to help others to find their way out as well. I did of course prospect my friends here and I am confident that they were inspired by my story.

I hope that everybody is able to one day make a decision to go for their dreams and get closer to their own personal happiness. If you would like to see how I have gone from Slave of The Kitchen To Master Of My Destiny, leave your information to the right.

8 Responses to The Ghost Of Restaurant Business Past

  1. Chuck Bartok says:

    Nice post Dominick,
    I can appreciate your reflection of being back in the kitchen.
    But the WORK Ethic you developed there had a lot to do with your ease into the Network Marketing Success.
    So many “fight” the system of the job, and still find difficulty in “starting their Networking Business”

    A little time spent in Habit forming, discipline and generating a Business Mindset make the journey much smoother.
    Congratulations and look forward to reading more of your JOURNEY

    • Dominick says:

      Chuck,
      Thank You…I never really thought of it that way but I would have to guess that many of the people who fail in network marketing are also the same ones who give up easily in everyday corporate America. This industry is about persistence, consistency and discipline. Regardless of all the buy this for instant success ads, relationship building is something that can’t be bought, so time investment is key.

  2. Steve Hawk says:

    Thanks for sharing, Dominick! It’s interesting to hear the different stories people have that brought them to the network marketing industry. Keep up the great work!

    Steve Hawk

  3. Steven Dean says:

    Great story. It does make you miss some of the good old days but only if your able to work it on your terms. Could you imagine if everyone chose network marketing as a career. Guess there wouldn’t be anymore out to eat fine dining or some of the other great modern conveniences that people do. I just love doing what I do when I want to do it on my own terms. Just some food for thought there.

    Steven Dean

    • Dominick says:

      Steven,
      so true about doing it on your own terms. I also have a personal chef business that I can take as many or as few clients as I want, the passion for cooking is still there. I would be unfulfilled if I didn’t get to play in the kitchen. The great thing about network marketing is that you still get to have the camaraderie that you would get in the traditional job market but on an even larger scale….plus you can impact even more people.

  4. Hi Dominick,

    I luv your “scared straight” mention.

    Sometimes I have dreams of being a pier guard again and experience the same feelings. I feel grateful for the experience but feel blessed to be so free now with my network marketing gig.

    Thanks for sharing.

    RB

    • Dominick says:

      The scared straight reference was because I was so entrenched in my career and passion for success in the restaurant industry that I could never find the balance that I needed to be a successful family man. I finally realized that working the traditional JOB was only consuming my time and I was just repeating the pattern that my father and his father were trapped in. Providing for the family but not able to emotionally support them….I found the way out and that’s why I’m so eager to share whatever I know. Thanks for the comments.

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