8. This Guy Is Doing It Right
“A neighbor on my block in Brooklyn challenged me to a pizza bake-off. I recently catered pizza for my daughter’s school and word got around the neighborhood my pizza was pretty darn good.
My first thought was, ‘this guy is a Brooklyn native, my pizza will be shite compared to his!’ But there was something about him bragging that I couldn’t resist the challenge.
He talked up how pizza was in his blood; how his dad ran the pizza place around the corner years ago. I remained silent and let my skills answer for themselves. I got a buddy to let us use one of Baker’s Pride ovens at his restaurant. We even had total strangers try our pizzas.
Every last person chose my pizza over his. I never mentioned to him that I’ve worked in pizza places almost every day for the last 30 years. I never mentioned that when I’m not working at a pizza place, I’m making pizzas at home at least once every two days. I never mentioned that at nine years old I knew that I wanted to be a pizza man. Here I am 45 and getting ready to start my own pizza business.”