An employee of a local pizza restaurant says he found himself on a journey to understand the town that made him a millionaire.
It was around 2000.
The economy was recovering.
People were coming back to the city.
A new generation of entrepreneurs was starting up businesses.
He was a bit of an outcast because of his dark skin and his immigrant background.
So he didn’t really know how to deal with it.
He decided to get involved.
I just felt that I wanted to help people,” he says.
Then a local businessman stepped in.”
So, he started building his own pizza place. “
He saw something in me, he saw what I was trying to do and he wanted to be a part of it.”
So, he started building his own pizza place.
The owner of the pizzeria has no idea how the business got started, but says he knew something was up when he noticed the small business in question was losing money.
He started a fund to pay for the restaurant, but the owner said it was too small to keep going.
So, the business grew into a $1.5 million business.
It is the kind of story that makes you want to believe in the goodness of the human spirit, says the owner, John.
It also makes you question whether your dreams are ever really achievable.
But for John, it was all part of a bigger plan.
He said he had an idea.
“I had to start something here.
And I started doing it,” he explains.
John’s story is one of the best stories I’ve heard from an entrepreneur in a while.
I mean, I’m sure there are many stories like it.
John, who has been a part-time pizza delivery driver for the past decade, had an entrepreneurial spirit and a great sense of humor.
He used his entrepreneurial spirit to make a better world for his customers.
“We had this pizza place that was struggling,” he remembers.
“It was getting so expensive, we couldn’t afford to pay the rent, and it was losing business,” he adds.
“But the owner saw something there and he realized that the only way we were going to get it going was to do it ourselves,” he continues.
“So he decided to set up a foundation to help us make this business work.
And the next thing I knew, I was getting my first paycheck.
So John took on the task of building the business.
And it wasn’t just building the restaurant.
It included buying a piece of property and building a storefront in the community.
It took about a year, but John says that’s when things really began to take off.”
At first, I didn’t get very much money, but I got paid,” he recounts.”
When I started getting paid, I said, ‘Wow, that’s a lot of money.’
“John says he learned a lot from the pizza delivery business.
He has had a positive impact on the community, he says, and he knows that this has helped him understand his own character and his own priorities.”
You can’t make everyone happy,” he admits.”
That’s what I think the world needs right now.
That’s why we need a revolution.