Instead of thinking, “my business is not coming along fast enough,” what if instead you took the judgement off.
What if instead you thought, “every day I’m becoming aware of things that I didn’t realize. I’m working a little every day on my goal. I'm doing my best. It takes time to reach a goal and that’s okay because I’m learning.”
We’re a constant work in progress in life.
We’re always growing and always changing, but when we add that extra judgement of “it needs to move faster,” “I’m not doing it quick enough” or other negative thought...our growth then slows.
This is about the time where you might be saying, “Yes Virginia, but I don't think right now is the right time to begin my new personal chef business. Shouldn't I wait until the world goes back to normal?" NO.
🔥 Because of the pandemic, many restaurant chefs are out of a job. Many of those chefs are jumping into the Personal Chef space. They see that the income potential is exponentially more than what they can make continuing to work in kitchens making their bosses rich. If you waited the years it's going to take for life to get back to "normal," those chefs are going to have that many more years of experience on you.
🔥 With the world at a slower pace and less activities going on right now, we're blessed with more time to spend on learning new skills. Once the world opens back up, there is going to be more going on - more opportunity to postpone starting your dream personal chef business.
🔥 It will take months to gain a reputation within your community as a new personal chef business. Starting now will provide you with that head start in sharing your cooking services within your chosen neighborhoods.
🔥 Many restaurant are still closed or at partial capacity. The majority of the public is uncomfortable going inside restaurants, a pleasure they used to enjoy every Saturday evening. Personal chef services are currently in high demand, both for small in-home dinner parties and for meal prep (after being on Zoom calls and homeschooling all day).
Successful personal chefs know that there is never a "right time" to start a business. They don't wait for confidence to arrive, for COVID to end, or wait for their life to be perfect. They know that the best day to start was yesterday. The second best time to start is always today.
Have you been Googling for hours, reading, YouTubing, researching and trying to do everything on your own? You’re wasting time and potential income!
Ask yourself, “can I make back what I invested in this course?”
"Could I use what I learn from the course to make back the investment?"
You know the answer.
Stop thinking that doing it on your own is the only way. Embrace the uncomfortable because when you embrace it, that’s what empowers you to keep moving forward.
When you feel overwhelmed, ask for help.
Give yourself permission to ask for help.
I'm Virginia Stockwell, a Personal Chef Mentor. I help cooks and chefs start and build personal chef businesses so they can have control over their own hours and income.
Unlike most personal chef mentors, I don't provide you with a checklist of marketing things to do, but instead introduce you to the principles of marketing so you can build a long lasting business based on referrals and stop wondering where the next client is coming from.
Working with someone who has been in the personal chef business for years is going to get you to your ideal point in business much faster than trying to go at it alone. How long do you plan on struggling?