Thursday, January 21, 2016

Balance your life So you can Balance your business

One of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to achieve financial freedom is not paying themselves first.  Always pay yourself first.  If you do so and cannot afford certain bills that will show you that you need to cut certain things back.  This will allow you to keep you life simple and enjoy the life you are living.  If all you do is pay your bill without putting something to the side for yourself you can rest assured that this will be the trend for years to come

Sunday, January 10, 2016


Win the lottery!!!

If your goal is to be financially free then you need to start working at it.  Im sure this will be my most viewed post because of the title.  That should tell you something.  Even so called over-night success companies took quite a bit of planning to execute their strategies and achieve the level of success that they did.  Build your foundation if you want to be in control of your destiny.  This does not mean that you have to work hard your whole lif
e, plan your business and structure it so you can work smart.  Take the time to map out your gameplan and stick to the steps that you have laid out.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

This Is Chess, Not Checkers......All your actions will cause an eventual reaction

Be aware and cognizant of all of your actions in relation to your business and personal life.   When things are not going right in business I have seen many business owners (including myself) make some very questionable decisions with the hope that no one would ever find out and it would never come back to bite them.  This couldn't be further from the truth, as soon as you stray from your business plan trying to find a quick fix to an existing problem you have started down a road that will lead to an unfavorable end.  Being able to adapt is a quality that every business owner needs to have, but adapting while compromising your morals and ethics are signs of a desperate owner who feels like they are out of options.  Take a step back, take a breath and trust your business.  Do not drowned with your business.  Try your best to save it but in order to even be in a situation to save it you must save yourself.  Be honest with yourself and your staff, sometimes it's just time to live and fight another day.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Don't put the cart before the horse

Im sure everyone has heard the old saying "don't put the cart before the horse", well that holds true in business and in life.  While we were in the concept stage of Fancave we too often caught ourselves jumping steps and peeking over the hill as we became more and more excited about what we had on our hands.  This became the perfect way to derail our progress as we would spend so much time basking in what we thought was about to happen.  It took a lot of discipline to break this habit, but doing so has immediately paid dividends.  I know personally I am a dreamer which is the direct reason why some of my ideas are very lofty goals.  The part I had to learn was how to become a doer, which allowed me to better analyze my goals to make sure they were realistic in relation to my current situation.  Ultimately there is nothing that we can't do, but we have to understand timing and how that relates to execution. It really boils down to sticking to your game plan and "ACTING LIKE YOU'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE".  Remember everything will have peaks and valleys so if you get too excited about what you have not achieved just imagine when adversity sets in, which it will in any situation.  Keep a level head and you'll be ready for anything.

Alex K.

Saturday, December 26, 2015


Don't get overwhelmed by your overall goals.  Allow it to be broken down into steps so you can begin your journey with the least amount of pressure.  At Fancave before we could go any further then it being just a cool idea, we had to fully complete our business plan which we referred to our playbook for our entire process.  Most of the pressure we feel is self inflicted because we want more out of life or we want our goals to be achieved quickly.  Enjoy and document the steps that go into achieving your goals.  Remember every step is its own achievement.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

chapter 1. where do I go from here

We call our journey a balancing act because you can never be too prepared for what will be.  Our love of all things food and sports have opened the door to so many new possibilities.  This ride will showcase the first of many Fancave Restaurant locations but will also serve as a tool to educate some new entrepreneurs to some of the obstacles
 we have faced.  Understand that your personal affairs will always reflect in your business.  You have to first have yourself in order in order to have your business in order.  Invest in yourself as more the you invest in your business ventures.  Even though business is a passion of ours nothing can replace the memories created by enjoying your life.  Keep it all in perspective and keep your eyes on the prize.

Alex K.