Success Isn’t About You


Everyone wants to be recognized for something. The problem with seeking recognition is the equivalent of starting a business solely for the money.

One of my mentors told me that if you are the smartest person in the room… you’re in the wrong room altogether.

You see, it’s not about being the smartest in the room. It’s not about receiving the credit for positive changes in your restaurant. It should be about the team that you put together that helps you move your restaurant forward and as a leader, you should be willing to give the team the credit.

You receive recognition as the owner of the restaurant for the restaurant growth. It’s your vision that started it all but the people that you put onto your team to help you with it, they are all looking to be recognized by you.

The more you succeed, the bigger influence you have on your employees, your customers, and your community. Focus on the impact you make in the community and you will receive credit. But success isn’t about YOU – it’s about your IMPACT within your community.

Embracing Fear

One of the biggest mistakes that you can make in your life is to not do something because you’re afraid of the way you’ll look or potential rejection.

Life rewards people who decide to take action. Successful companies are created from people who were uncomfortable but decided to take action anyway because they wanted something more.

If you fall into the category of wanting more – then the best thing that you can do for yourself is to step into your fear.

No matter how you feel, you must embrace your fears and step into it to get through it.

Extraordinary things are created by ordinary people who decided to stand up and say, “there’s a better way”. They are the ones who innovate with their hunger for a better tomorrow. They are the ones who make a difference.

Today is the best time for you to make a difference and to embrace your fears – so you can make an extraordinary impact, tomorrow.


Fear should be used as fuel to move you forward, not as something to hold you back. Click To Tweet

Be The Leader YOU Needed

Growing up in the restaurant industry, I went through my fair share of poor management and ownership. But when I first stepped into my first management position at 19 years old, I followed their patterns. I had to consciously make an effort to shift my values to align with the kind of culture that I wanted to instill in my team moving forward. That was a culture of learning & leadership.

In order to make any change in your life, you MUST shift your values and figure out the legacy that you want to leave with people. The majority of people don’t realize the impact they have on a person – good or bad – so what do you want your legacy to be with each person?

Be the leader you never had but always needed.

Lead. Impact. Inspire.

Be the leader you never had but always needed. - Andrew Carlson Click To Tweet