Do you hold that secret space in your mind where progressive thoughts, excitement and forward dreams hang out waiting to launch into fruition at that exact moment capturing maximum focus???
As creative Culinarians it's easy to hold thoughts of future creative flair, new methods of application or needed change - but with such a spontaneous environment of which a kitchen is, that fast paced ever changing workload can stivel progression as reactiveness takes over without control.
Some may say a well-oiled machine doesn't need work but without a continual touch of maintenance, the oil soon drys leaving displaced satisfaction. Those long periods of smooth success soon loose their glamourous edge while clunky negative vibes easily take hold remaining steadfast at the forefront of minds.
Although systems of work exist to help the rapidly changing ship, without those continual tweaks to your brigade, service methodology or even creative flair can often bring decline.
In some ways, it's easy to do something because you know it works - let's use that old apricot dish, or maybe you opt for the same crockery or order the same orders every night as it fits tightly into your routine.
There is no doubt a need for these regimented routines but sometimes lifting thoughts outside of the stock pot and taking hold of something new can bring rapid satisfaction to all around.
New methods of work, new connections, spontaneous purchases all can often bring sheer joy, creating sparks of intense passion amongst your team - These sparkles are easy to capture bringing longevity to those amongst us as that sense of instant inclusion occurs.
It's easy to draw old thoughts becoming bitter as necessary change isn't embraced - By bringing that sense of inclusion in a drip-fed process will most definitely change mindset when the time becomes right for adaption.
Core products, systems, methodology all exist but without that sparkle of something new the dreaded flat line will most definitely visit quicker than expected.
These exciting moments bring a challenge to all - ”How do we handle these short life items - we can't possibly achieve that finished flavour” - Challenge will always arrive, and the easy option is to stop something and slip back into the old routine.
Embrace the new let's add that touch of sparkle into all our lives as Creative culinarians we exist to educate whilst bringing tasty results to all who witness our flair.
Some instantly understand our paths, others take time to get their cells around your passion, and some don't give space even to consider your future dreams - building walls or exit plans.
This challenge is in everything we do, and unless you are steadfast and confident that your dream of fulfilment is real, you simply have nothing to worry about.
Read into the above what you will as many messages flood from the typed loose words, but one thing you should never do is remove that sparkle away as those amongst will most definitely suffer.
Thoughts For The Week Ahead:
People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. - **DEEP**