This is a boy and his date to his Junior prom. When he didn't find a date because all of the girls had already been asked, he didn't just sit it out, but took a fish instead.
Strange? Maybe. Genius? Definitely.
All of the other boys at the prom wanted to step in for a song to dance with his fish date, leaving him to dance with every girl at the prom in turn.
It's a great anecdote, but it's also really applicable to any entrepreneur. Things don't always work out the way that you originally planned; I know that they certainly haven't for me. At these times, adaptability is everything. When your vision comes to a roadblock that seems impassible, step back a bit to see the situation from a different viewpoint.
It is not a problem which I have yet overcome, and I think that I really need to step back and reevaluate my current approach. Buying cheeper ingredients just to cut a few cents off of each dollar isn't the way to do it. The solution is out there, and I will find it; I just haven't looked at the problem from the right angle yet.
My Take Away: Take a fish to prom. Things don't always work out in the most obvious ways, but with a little ingenuity and a bit of insanity, get yourself where you want to go.