7. You WILL doubt yourselves… but it will be worth it
Jumping headfirst into this endeavor was not an easy decision. We’ve sacrificed our own financial security, given up on any hopes for a social life, and struggled with maintaining friendships and a regular sleep schedule. There have been many moments of frustration where we’ve asked ourselves whether all the hard work, sacrifice, and challenge is truly worth it.
Despite those moments, we still love what we do. It gives us a sense of fulfillment unlike anything we’ve done before. One thing that’s helped us is the realization that you can’t get too stuck on your current level of success. It may sound cliche, but you have to just keep grinding, have faith in your future, and enjoy the ride.
We get to be creative and on the move all the time, and we get to engage with some of the most interesting people in DC every day. We are constantly inspired by the DC community, and want to keep sharing our passion for food and culture with the rest of you. These are the things that keep us going everyday and wanting to build Z&Z into something remarkable. The feeling we get when people tell us they love what we do, or that our products make them feel like they’re back home, or have opened them up to an entirely new world, makes everything worth it.