The road to success is not for the fearful and the weak of heart. It is for someone like Gabriel, the owner of Tacosway, who has endured and persevered the many challenges life threw at him before opening his restaurant.
To be a winner in a diverse and highly competitive market means one must stay true to his or her purpose to keep going. Because Gabriel had weathered the harsh truths of life growing up, his dedication and devotion to providing for his family have led him to push himself to the best of his abilities continually. With this, Gabriel transformed himself from selling hotdogs outside the DMV to establishing a restaurant chain with five branches across California.
The Journey Toward Success
Gabriel had a hard time growing up, but it was the love for his family that fueled him to keep going. His journey reveals that a person does not have to excel in school or come from a wealthy family to build a better future for himself. Gabriel stated that the recipe for his success is hard work, persistence, tough-mindedness, and gratitude.
The beginning of Gabriel’s story
In his early days, Gabriel’s family was not financially stable. Understanding their situation, Gabriel assisted his father in selling tortillas. He enjoyed helping his dad so much that he did not think about school. Despite the financial condition, Gabriel claimed that it was one of the most memorable times in his life. During this stage, he learned the importance of working hard and providing for his family.
At the young age of 15, Gabriel became a grocery bagger at a local supermarket. He was determined to thrive and he would also sell almost anything to his peers at school. Gabriel could not graduate high school. He married at a young age and had a daughter.
Managing the financial setbacks
Unfortunately, Gabriel’s small family moved back to his parents’ house because they were evicted from their place. He still nurtured a positive mindset throughout it all and then decided to set up a shop.
Gabriel was not losing hope. He started selling hotdogs outside the DMV. He eventually earned enough to start his own restaurant where he sold tortillas just like his father used to.
Marketing his business
The idea of establishing a restaurant chain was his dream. Gabriel did not listen to doubters and people who said that it cannot be done. He continued to keep going to achieve the dream he has been working towards. TacosWay grew a large audience when its marketing efforts were successful. People started to come to TacosWay to enjoy authentic Mexican food. Everything started to work and all the hard work and persistence of Gabriel paid off.
Gabriel mastered the art of marketing on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. He got the attention of a huge number of people who were really excited to taste the Mexican dishes from TacosWay. Now, Gabriel has 5 branches of TacosWays in California. He always knew that he would be successful and he stuck to hard work and self-belief to push him towards his goal. Now, he could not be more proud of the outcome.