Self-Compassion, The Struggle of Opening Your Own Pizza Shop & Always Bending Toward the Light



Self-compassion is an important thing.

We talk to ourselves more than anyone else, and the words we use have a huge impact on our personal reality. It’s important to know that struggle is an important part of life. Overcoming the worst days to enjoy the best ones. Learning from every failure, mishap, and misfortune. There are so many in our day-to-day life. So many when you’re running a business and helping teach people. It’s important that we congratulate ourselves, talk compassionately to ourselves and be mindful that we are not perfect and that’s okay.

Life is hard enough, we don’t need to make it harder by being our own worst critic.


I was lucky enough to open up with Bruce, from Smart Pizza Marketing last week.

The episode should be dropping this week.

We spent most of the time chatting about the struggles of getting Hot Tongue open. I really want to get more info out there about the process of opening your own pizza shop from the ground up.

We are currently working on a digital guide that has some very valuable info for anyone looking to open their own shop. Stay tuned…

In the meantime, here are 5 Things I Learned after being open for a Month.


“Sun can’t shine in the shade” -Kanye

Literally light can not shine in the darkness. Although I believe the struggle to be a huge part of life, maybe the meaning of life, it’s important to step into the light. The positive, even when there is none in sight. This can be the tiniest thing. The thought of things getting better in the future.

Time heals all and as long as we learn from the darkness we can spend more time in the light.


EXTRA SLICE:  a time to remember the good old days.

Love, crust, and pizza dust,

Alex Koons

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