Ditch the Excuses and Take Your Restaurant Business to the Next Level
Are you allowing excuses to stall your restaurant’s growth? While excuses get in the way of a lot of our personal growth, they bleed into your business growth as well. If you’re always looking for a reason something can’t be done, you’re not going to find a solution. The first step is to recognize this could be the root of your frustration and stagnation.
So, how about it, are you allowing excuses to stagnate your growth both personally and professionally? That's a big question, right? Let me give you some examples of what I mean. Personal excuses can be things like:
- I'm not good at math. What's the result? Every time you say that, you make a vote for it. That's who you are. It gives you a negative thought process that continues to reinforce that negative belief proving your excuse to be true. This leads to you not knowing your numbers in the restaurant because it’s “math.”
- I don't understand the kitchen. That's giving yourself permission to not go back in the kitchen because you're not a kitchen person. You don't want to put yourself in a spot where you don't know what you're talking about. The problem is this causes complete abdication of your kitchen and makes you a hostage. Whomever is running the kitchen, they could be doing a good job, but they could be doing a bad job. You have abdicated, you've given up control to somebody else, and you look the other way.
- Nobody else can do this task. If it’s a task, anyone can do it if you provide them with a system, a process, a way to doing anything if you take the time to document it, to train it, to make sure you have somebody who can do it your way. This is making yourself feel important to mask the fact that you won't make the time to train someone else. This ensures you'll never change.
Excuses give yourself permission to believe in something negative or give a reason why you didn't do something. And it is just that: excuses are just excuses.
If this is ringing too true for you, or touching a nerve, definitely listen to this episode of my podcast, The Restaurant Prosperity Formula, I will explain the common excuses I hear restaurant owners make and the damage they’re doing to their restaurant business. I will also give you some examples of restaurant owners who came to me, full of excuses, and walk you down the path they took to get out of their own way. I share what happened to me when I let excuses get in the way of my personal pursuits and what to look for in your own life to determine if you’re letting excuses rule you. And, of course, I’ll cover what you can do about it.