With a DOLLAR (okay, I came with $497) and a DREAM, I landed on the shores of America (wasn’t that dramatic. I landed in JFK along with a plane full of people on a British Airways flight (Virgin wasn’t around then).
Long story short (it is a long story), with 6 spas today (and a seventh on the way, sounds very pregnant!) the American Dream is now a reality. Off course, the typical happened, there were bankruptcies, no money days ($0, zero, nada) sleeping on the floor of my office, showering at the gym and buying the after 10 PM discounted unsold sushi. Being an entrepreneur typically means a screw is loose somewhere. I had more than one loose.
We are now successful for two reasons. Number One, It’s our team members. If it weren’t for Iwona, Dominika and Ana (the Polish gang), Leo(the positive vibes only manager), Beverly (simply incredible but takes too many days off), Andra(this girl is not human, no clue how she works so hard) Karina(like family), Natalia(the daughter I never had), Jean Carlos, Lola, Vianca, Sherly, Kiesha, Maria, Maya, Yolanda, Aly, Adam (our attorney, yep, our attorney too) & Adam (the massage therapist), Lisa, Didem, Jess, Julia, Tina, Karma (good karma), Olga and 80 others – a BIG thank you.
Off course, the Number Two reason is our dear guests. You are the best in the world and we love you. You choose us and we are dearly grateful. We realize that you could go anywhere (and take your wallet with you) but you visit us. THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH! We are NOT perfect and we have screwed up on occasion. Thank you for letting it go and forgiving us. It is because of you that we have a job. We can’t wait to have you back (preferably every day lol). Our Credo is to be the most cherished part of our guest’s day. Thank you for giving us the opportunity!
We launched TenMillionMeals.org to provide a million meals each in ten different countries to those less fortunate. So every time you purchase a service or product you are helping to feed the less fortunate. Having a meaning is deeply important.
Lastly, I’d like to say that America is a GREAT country and we are all blessed to belong to it. Native and immigrant, tall and short, Republican, Democrat and Independent, Straight and Gay, White, Brown and Black, Blonde and Brunette, a Lady or Gentleman – everyone is welcome at Red and White Spa.
Wishing you happiness, health, harmony and freedom from suffering.