“My mom always told me, for whatever you’re doing — whether you’re an English major or a ballerina — know what you’re doing to do with it and have a long-term plan.
What I took from that was that I could do a lot of things and learn everything. I got my real estate license, which taught me how to talk on the phone and present myself. I became a busboy so I could learn the restaurant business. I learned how to run a whole business out of one tent and one table and a cooler. You can learn everything from anything.
No matter what you do, you never fail until you stop trying to learn. You might not be the best this, the best that, but you can be the best learner.
Keep being a student forever.”
—Huseyin Kaygusuz, who runs Borek-G’s restaurant and stall at the Georgetown farmers market with his mother, Dilek Kaygusuz.