Saturday, May 7, 2011

Get Your Dreams, Super-Vegans!

"Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly." -Robert Schuller

What is your dream? Do you have a goal that you would like to reach but think that you can't get there, so you just haven't tried. Well today I'm writing this blog post to tell you that you can do it! Yes, you can't fail at something if you don't try, but why not try? Go for it! If you try and try and try it is much better than wondering if you could have reached something but never knowing because you didn't try. Regret is awful and can be daunting. I know that if you work hard at something you cannot fail! That is the mentality I keep every single minute with Dirty Vegan Foods. When things seemed so difficult and out of reach I pushed and pushed and kept thinking to myself, "if you work hard, work every minute, then you can't fail, you just can't". Think about it, how could you fail? If you never give up, failure just isn't and option. Failure happens when you give up, so don't! Take the word fail right out of your vocabulary. I'm not saying it will be easy. In fact, it will be damn hard! You might cry some days. People in your life might frustrate you or get you down. Some people might not realize how hard you are working and expect time from you. Try your best. Keep your goal clear in your mind and in your heart. Use that goal to be your motivation. Work for it. The greats aren't great because they were handed their success, they had to work for their accomplishments. You will too. I believe you can do it. Why not, there is nothing stopping anyone. Socially disadvantaged? Get on Twitter - you will find a community of individuals just like you with the same goals you have - if not, start that Twitter community. Don't know where to start? Go to the library, or a book store, read business books or books about your dreams. Contact offices and ask lots of questions. Write everything down. It is not going to be a piece of Snack Cake but as long as you outline the steps you need to take to succeed, and follow them dutifully, I believe you can do it. Believe in yourself too. There will be bumps in the road. That is inevitable. For every step forward, there might be 3 steps back. Bumps in the road, mistakes, they are just lessons that help you be better at whatever you are trying to do.

"The way to succeed is to double your error rate." -Thomas J. Watson

With DVF we started with several dreams. Firstly, to save the lives of animals. Our goal is to make vegan food more affordable by cutting out the demand for animal products, thus making vegan food less expensive. Basically, if more people buy it, it will be easier and cheaper to obtain. Vote with your dollar! If we cut out animal products, we can free and save the lives of animals. That is a beautiful thing. I support every vegan food company in this quest to change the way we look at food. Food is not animals. Animals are animals. Food is food. Lets work together to create this distinction. We also are working towards helping the environment and snacking in a wholesome way, thus bettering human health.

There was a vegan snack food void. I hope we have and are just beginning to fill this void. We have so much to still accomplish. It is a hustle every single day. When you are trying to change the world, you don't take breaks. Superwoman and Superman didn't really take breaks. When Batman's spotlight flickered, alerting him that he was needed, he non-hesitantly returned to duty. He didn't say, "Well, I always help them and have done so much already, let me just sit this one out". Nope, superheroes work towards goals until the goals are achieved, and even after, they maintain them. Be a superhero in someone's life. Whether it is for animals, the homeless, gay and lesbians, victims of bullying, domestic violence abuse victims, children in poverty or in need of help, the environment, anyone or anything - I know you can do it! Together, we can and will change the world for the better. If enough good hearted people work together at goals to make the world a better and happier place, how could we fail? Fail has been taken out of our vocabulary, right? No one is perfect, however. I am still figuring out my blog settings and how I can better this page for you, my readers, my friends. How can this page can be more user friendly (if you know, tell me!)? I'm always changing things around, adding search options or little helpful things on here. DVF is evolving. The packaging is getting better, the labels are getting better, the website is getting more refined and content that you are requesting is being added, setbacks are important lessons, feedback is critical so we know how we can better ourselves. You will also have to weed out the criticisms and learn what is right for you and your dream. Be flexible but never loose sight of your dreams; never let anything compromise your beliefs. Beliefs are your morals. There will be bumps in the road but don't be too hard on yourself, look at them in a positive way, a way to make yourself better and stronger at what you do.

"No one is perfect..that’s why pencils have erasers." - Author Unknown

I interact with you all. You e-mail me, we chat online, on the blog, on Facebook and Twitter. You are all smart, capable people with the BEST ideas. You have good hearts. I feel like Dirty Vegan is more than a blog and a name in snack food, this is also a community. It is great to meet you at the farmer's markets and around. I love to hear about your stories and your life. I am humbled and flattered that you take the time to read this blog. Your time is valuable. I try to make it as interesting, fun, witty, uplifting, and happy as I can make it. I know there are a gazillion other blogs you can be reading and the fact that you take time to read mine - I appreciate you. We aim to make the best tasting, cutest looking, and most fun snack food around, so your snacking experience will be exciting! And the point of this is, I know my readers by name or handle, we build relationships with our customers and clients. I interact with you guys and we have a friendship. Therefore I know what you are capable of. BIG THINGS! You all have such amazing aspirations. Go for it! Go for those dreams. Nothing is out of reach. Believe me I've been there. The times where all your chips are down. The times where life has knocked you down so many times that getting back up doesn't seem like a possibility. But you have to. The world is counting on you. It is not going to change itself, is it? Let's make it happen. 

"Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around". -Vanilla Sky

Thank you for supporting The Dirty Vegan and Dirty Vegan Foods. Every e-mail we get from readers and customers fills our hearts. Happy sweet-snacking! And go get those dreams!


  1. Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
    —Albert Schweitzer, French philosopher, physician, and musician (Nobel 1952)