Get rich and lose weight! Follow the lead of these folks here!
Just another restaurant concept? Hardly.
California, Hawaii, Colorado: This restaurant reflects the heart and soul of the fellows who started it. It is not a concept. It is their life. Meet surfers who are building a chain of surfer food joints, Wahoo's Fish Taco. They started from nothing and now have over 40 highly-successful restaurants.
This is not just another restaurant concept. This is a passion and a crusade.
They are loved by their communities and respected by their industry. Wherever they go, they have an instant family, an immediate bond with anyone who owns a surfboard, skateboard or snowboard. Brothers Wing Lam Lee, Ed Lee and Mingo Lee launched the business in 1988. They adopted a fourth partner as a brother, Steve Karfaridis, a Greek immigrant who managed five-star restaurants in his homeland. He's the systems guru.
There's something truly special happening here. The founders are immigrants from Brazil, whose parents are from China. New Americans continue to introduce new insights and fresh ideas. A beacon to creative people around the world, this country is a place to actualize dreams; and in this television show, you meet four new Americans who are changing the look of restaurants around the country.
The restaurant industry is the nation's largest private-sector employer, providing jobs for 11.3 million individuals. About 78% of us get our first job and learn a little about the nature of work in a restaurant. But Wahoo's is no Burger King. Here you'll see lines out the door and surfers just up from the beach.
Business is about creating something of value. If you structure your life so you have that in your mind all the time -- "Today I am only going to do those things that add value to the world" -- you'll be on the path to wealth. If you are already wealthy, you'll become even more wealthy.
It is our destiny to be financially independent. When you are, you won't work because you have to work; you'll work because you want to work. You'll want to create something of value. You want to make a difference and make the world a better place.
Then, you lose weight. If you set aside any of those activities that do not create value --
Often business owners are unlikely leaders, but lead they must: