We had the good fortune of connecting with Gaby Torres and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gaby, what role has risk played in your life or career?
To succeed in business, you can’t avoid taking risks. You need to take risks in the face of doubt and fear. There’s a Spanish saying that goes: “El que no arriesga no gana,” the person who never risks anything never wins anything. That’s what I say to myself if I ever start to feel scared about making a big decision. Risks drag me out of my comfort zone and force me to grow. I have been comfortable in some positions. I became good at them until they became easy. When things become easy for too long, I start to lose my drive. Comfort is a sign it’s time to take another leap. It’s time to change positions or ask for more responsibility at work.
In my business, taking a leap means to invest in new equipment so that I can charge a premium and raise my prices, to network among intimidating people, to accept podcast invitations to talk about my business, and more. You do have to look at the pros and cons of a risk. Then, if the potential gains make the risk worth taking, I’ll take the leap.
Change is the only constant in life, as the old saying goes, so I take risks to stay competitive.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Starting a business can be scary but at the same time thrilling to create something to call your own. It wasn’t easy to start from scratch but it’s been a trial and error process and I’ve learned from my mistakes. Everyday I’m adjusting and improving. I’ve learned that it’s important to ask questions, to network with people with similar businesses, always be educating yourself and to take calculated risks.
On The Rocks Girls is a bartending services business that brings the party to you. It takes the stress out of throwing a party by allowing our bartenders to create delicious cocktails for your guests with superior service. We strive to create an experience that you’ll remember even after your party ends at an affordable price that won’t break the bank.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We would definitely check out some of my favorite local bars and restaurants..
One of my favorite bars right now is La Cha Cha Cha in the LA Arts District, their food and cocktails are amazing. We’d start there for appetizers and cocktails and then go to the Mediterranean restaurant down the street called Bavel.
On a different day, we’d go to Little Tokyo and have some sushi at Hama Sushi and have yakitori at Torigoya. For some fun after we’d go to Two Bit Circus to play some games.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to thank my friend Esther who helped me start the business, she was instrumental in getting On The Rocks Girls off the ground. Also, all my friends and family who have supported and recommended us.
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