I don't know if you like Iggy Azalea or not.
I'm guessing not.
She's got talent for sure.
But she may not be your cup of tea.
But she said a few words during an interview I think are applicable for those looking to start a sushi business.
If you didn't know, this rap star who's taken the world by storm is actually from our own backyard in NSW.
Mullumbimby to be exact.
She grew up there. And left for the states at the age of 14 trying to make it big.
Like she told the interviewer.
She had a dream to be famous at 14, and decided to do it.
After a year, she sent out demos to producers thinking they'd sign her straight away.
She didn't hear back from them at all.
It would then take her 8 years to make it on the scene.
And in between that, she'd work odd jobs – clean people's houses.
And work on the side to make her dreams come true.
8 whole years.
That's a lot longer than the 1 year she thought it'd take her as a 14 year old.
But she got there – with a little luck, and a lot of determination.
It's those who persevere who deserve success.
And you can learn from Iggy.
You may not like her music, but you gotta appreciate her drive.
If you've got a dream – it may take a lot longer than you first thought to get there.
But don't give up.
Obstacles are there to weed out those who don't really want it.
And reward those who are left standing.
As long as you keep the dream alive, put in the sacrifices, and work on it every day – just like Iggy.
And if you do that, you may just make it big in the sushi business.
Either way, you'll be proud of stickin' to your guns and following your dreams.
Until next time,
i had an episode today that made me wonder whether or not I was losing my mind.
Let me explain.
I was talking to someone today.
And they were looking to buy off me.
BUT, they insisted that I owed them money, and were entitled to a credit.
I checked my records.
I checked my bank statements.
I double-checked it with receipts.
I didn't owe this guy nothin'!
But he kept on insisting.
He kept changing his story.
Now, if that sounds fishy – you're probably right.
It was crazy.
This guy insisted I didn't give him good service last time.
Insisted I owed him money.
And insisted I charged him too much.
YET, he was still coming back. There were NO records. And what records there were proved MY case to be right.
AND he was already getting a great price!
But again, he kept on insisting.
And he wanted to buy more (even though he said he wasn't happy with my service).
I don't know whether I should serve customers like this.
Yes, I might make something in the short-term.
But in the bigger picture, are customers like this worth the pain and trouble?
I'll have to think about it.
All in a day's work in the sushi business…
Until next time,
I saw a very unique and creative bit of sushi today.
Its creator managed to use the entire fish into the sushi.
What they did was fillet a fish, as per normal.
Now, they left the skin on – so it still resembled a whole fish. Just minus the head and guts.
Butterflied the fish is what I think they call it (fillet it, and then spread it out without cutting the fillet into separate halves.
And then put it on top of a block of rice, pressed it with a wooden press – oshizushi style.
And then cut it into pieces.
And then stretched it out.
Basically made it look like a piece of fish all stretched out.
And they curved it so it looked like it was swimming (kinda).
And very creative.
I imagine it'd be a huge "attention-grabber" for your store if you put it on display.
Anyway, that's it for today.
Just another cool (and hopefully helpful) idea that might help your sushi business
Until next time,