owner and founder of Gazda Group
Gazda Group is a network of round-the-clock establishments in Lviv: Budzzini, Gazda Café, and “Lviv Train.” They closed the doors of their establishments with optimism and faith that everything will be fine when they open. “We need to remain grateful for what we have, whatever it is. In psychology, there is the concept of anxiety and the concept of fear. The notion of anxiety is scarier because you worry, and you don’t know what it is about, and it eats you out. The concept of fear is a formalized anxiety; there is a particular thing you are afraid of. When you understand what it is, you can take some definite action. The worst thing that can happen is bankruptcy, the closure of your business. But after that, we will stay alive, healthy, with a lot of experience, and will be able to start all over again. When you paint a picture of the worst developments, then there is no feeling of anxiety. In that case, you should be grateful for what you have. Health, arms, and legs, where to sleep, what to eat.” As for the most valuable thing you want to keep, Vasyl is convinced that all business parts are important. Everything must be saved. The most valuable components are employees, team, and relationships with partners, with landlords. It depends on the team and partners, whether the business as a whole will be saved.