Ghaleib - The Indonesian Hibachi Chef

...Who Builds His Online Business in His Spare Time

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.

- Earl Nightingale

Ghaleib, who? What does he do?


Welcome to my web page.

My name is Fnu Ghaleib. Just call me Ghaleib, because FNU stands for First Name Unknown. I'm originally from Indonesia where many people have only one name. I'm just a regular guy enjoying the ride of this beautiful life.

I'm still working at one of the Japanese restaurants in Michigan as a hibachi chef to support the important part of my life - my family.

I have been in the Asian restaurant business for over ten years. I used to be a table server and a bartender. Now, I love being a hibachi chef.

What is hibachi?

Literally, the meaning of hibachi is "Fire Bowl". In culinary, hibachi is the cooking of meat, vegetable, and seafood dishes on a high-heat, metal cooking plate (also known as hibachi grill). This kind of grill can be portable or built into a furniture. At Sagano Japanese Bistro (where I'm working), the grills are large and surrounded by seating that sit up to 10 people.

The other similar term of hibachi is Teppanyaki.

The word teppanyaki is derived from teppan, which means iron plate, and yaki, which means grilled, broiled or pan-fried.

The Entrepreneurship Adventure

Entrepreneurship is a personal thing. It isn't really about money or starting businesses - sure, entrepreneurs like to make money and start businesses, but that's not the reason they are entrepreneurs. It's more than that. For entrepreneurs, it's about having a passion for doing something you love; that's the entrepreneurial spirit.

- Kathleen Allen, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship for Dummies

Being a hibachi chef is good for me and my family. This job keeps me in business to support my loved ones. However, there is one thing I know for sure - I am an entrepreneur.

I realized that I needed to find something I really really love doing. Something that is able to support my family financially too, and that is... starting my own online business.

There is also one thing I know all too well though. Building an online business while working full time can seem nearly impossible at times.

At the end of your very busy day, there is only very little time left to work on your business. You are already exhausted and you spend what little energy you have left spending time with your family. This is the real challenge that online entrepreneurs have and I'm sure you can relate.

At some point, you desperately want to create passive income that can get you out of your soul sucking job and allow you to spend the time you really want with your family.

Trust me..., I've been there.