Today was perfect. Perfect. PERFECT. Am I making myself clear? I’m pretty darned happy about today. First the hockey lockout gets settled, then I made the most incredible breakfast, yadda yadda yadda and finally my third episode of Dragons’ Den aired.
The whole Dragons’ Den experience has been transformative. I never imagined when it all started the impact that show would have on my life. Not only have I been on that show three times but not a day goes by where someone doesn’t ask me about The Den. And of course, being positively portrayed and getting rave reviews for my food only increases business in the Deli.
I still find it odd that people regard it as a game show in that there are winners and losers depending on whether you get money or not. I guess that’s the most simplistic view but the truth is that getting 9 minutes of national air time on the CBC’s most popular non-sports show is a win any way you slice it.
I’d strongly encourage anyone to apply to be on that show. While the editing really helps to tell the story, what you see is what you get. The Dragons are all wonderful characters and the show is designed to give a big boost to Canadian businesses.
I have no regrets. Wouldn’t change a single thing. Big “Thank You” to everyone involved with that show as well as my own team who helped make it so much fun to do. Elliott, Kevin and Tari in the truck and everyone at the deli too. I love you all.
Of course the burning question is no longer what happened on Dragons’ Den but what did I “yadda yadda yadda” over. Hmmmmm… it’s too soon to name names but I think I’ve met my match.