MEET JOHN SOUPHALITH: RESTAURANT OWNER & ENTREPRENEUR
John, tell us more about how you became an entrepreneur?
So, there was this thing in the 1st grade where I made a deal with a guy who sold candy bars.
I would buy some for 10 cents and at school I would sell it for 25 cents.
At one point I was carrying 100 quarters in pocket; buying 100 candy bars all in quarters.
Then I walked into this store and saw the candy bar for $5 at a local store.
I became so intrigued by business ever since.
You are truly a jack of all trades; How did you get into the restaurant business?
After I graduated college with a degree in biology, I just felt like everybody else.
After graduation, I took 4 days off and did nothing; pretty much what every other college student was doing. Should I go back to working at T-Mobile?
But, you know what where focus goes, opportunity flows.
One of my friends who was getting into the restaurant industry were scouting and observing me to see if I had potential.
Then, they asked me if I would be interested in joining their company.
I told them that I don’t have much money but I’ll work and do everything I need to do.
As I grew, with the company grew.
Now, we've expanded into 4 stores and are now about to franchise all within a year.
What would you say to aspiring entrepreneurs who look up to you?
As the founder of Ali Baba said,
"In your 20s you work for a small company, you learn the nitty gritty; and in your 30s you work on your craft. In your 40s you find the 20 year old to do the hard work for you."
The most powerful tool you have in your belt is your mind.
If you don’t have control in anything in your life, you lose control; you disrupt your vibe.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Do you have anything new or upcoming we can expect to see from you?
I've also become a Global Influencer at Beyond in just 45 days.
I have a lot of things going on; 3-4 projects at the same time.
Many great things coming very soon!