The 6-step recipe to doing what you love is obviously not found in the index of a cookbook. I have worn many career hats over the years always working for others. It wasn’t until my entrepreneurial spirit came to light that I realized I needed to treat my new hat as if I were wearing a Cordon Bleu chef’s hat.
If you cook (sorry I know not everyone does) you know that the first thing you need to do is prep your food for the recipe you are creating.
Recipes are written with a list of the ingredients that are necessary and a step by step process for creating your culinary masterpiece to doing what you love.
- Start with your list of ingredients as to what is needed and have a very clear vision in your head as to what you think your creation will look like. This will help you from feeling like you need to throw knives at anything down the road.
- Study others you admire. Do your research. Learn the aroma of their success. Nothing spells lovin like something in the oven – remember that slogan?
- I am really big on making connections first. Get to know people who do what you want to do. Engage with them, meet them face-to-face if possible. Quote them. Share their posts – they already have the recipe. There will be an opportunity to share an ingredient they may not know about – take that opportunity to share but do not be pushy. Building trust is important.
- OKAY so maybe your cake fell flat. If it did you missed an ingredient so take a day off and then come back refreshed and ready to figure out which one it was (hint it was the baking powder). By now you should know someone well enough that you can review your recipe with them. Doing what you love is your goal so ask for help.
- Consistency in preparing food in a restaurant is tantamount to the restaurant’s success. Consistency in doing what you love is also going to be tantamount to your success. You have to put on your apron and chef’s hat every day and gather your ingredients together because as long as you love what you do, it is not considered a job.
- Last of all write your recipe down (somewhere) there is nothing worse than forgetting what went into your creation – you will be adding this and subtracting that. You will be blending, mixing, patting, pressing, all in the name of doing what you love and rolling in the dough.
Disclaimer: I love to cook, I even love to create my own recipes, but doing what I love is right here in front of you. I love to write. I love to create content. I love to brand people. I just know recipes in life work.
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