Leaving my previous family business after dedicating eight years of my life was a daunting decision, but it was a leap of faith I had to take to chase my dreams. My story is similar to Gary Vaynerchuk's, and I left with 0 equity in the company. I started working at Facebook and enjoyed my short time there, but I yearned for more. I left Facebook during the pandemic and started Papa Wagyu to ship a moment of happiness during difficult times..
Success is about bringing our communities closer together - enabling greater personal connection, mindset growth, and breaking down barriers.
People often consume wagyu in celebratory settings, and delicious steak is a universal language most people understand. Individuals often experience new cultures first through food, and my mission is to build a uniquely poised brand to bring multicultural communities together.
Sharing a meal allows individuals to get to know each other more personally and creates a safer space for open dialogue. Dinner tables forge new communities and strengthen existing relationships.
Today, as I look back on those eight years in the family business and the subsequent triumph in my chosen endeavor, I am grateful for the courage to make that life-altering decision. It’s a testament to the idea that sometimes, stepping away from familiarity can lead to the most remarkable and fulfilling chapters of our lives.