Let's have a little fun today while we are talking about business! Often people think of business topics as boring and dry, like a bad cookie. But here is a tasty "business recipe" that you might enjoy!
Your Recipe for Business Success
- Preheat your brain for success.
- Cream together
- 2 cups skill
- 1 cup patience
- 3 cups desire for knowledge
- 2 teaspoons giving back
- Add 4 doses of listening more than you talk and beat after each addition
- 2 tsp something new each day
- 2 tsp hope
- Then slowly add 4 1/2 cups of talent that is appropriate for the career you seek.
- Mix in 24 ounces of optimism and cook daily into your life’s oven.
Daily Dose of Successful Ingredients
Each day we need to get out of bed and get ready for the opportunities and challenges that present themselves. Sometimes it’s good to get your ingredients in a row first thing so you are ready to bake up a good day!
The talent, skills and knowledge portion of this equation isn’t my creation. I’ve been very successful hiring people and seeking my own path by understanding that talent is innate, and that you can learn skills and knowledge.
Remember that talent is neither good nor bad, it’s whether it fits into the career or job that you want to do. For example, I talk a lot. For someone who travels, meets lots of new people, does interviews and public presentations, and works in marketing, that is a good talent. It fits. If I tried to be a private in the Army or a monk…not so good of a fit.
Again, a talent in and of itself isn’t good or bad, it’s whether it fits in your career.
You can read much more about this talent, skills and knowledge balance in a book called First Break All The Rules.
A Good Cookie Recipe
Just as a bonus for reading through this article, I've included below my own recipe: Kim's Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Preheat your oven to 375. Bake the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes. Makes 100-120 cookies depending on size. Cookie recipe can be halved or doubled.
- 2 cups shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 cups loosely poured brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla
Add 4 eggs individually and beat after each addition
Next mix in
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons salt
Slowly add 4½ cups flour
Mix in 24 ounces of real chocolate chips (additional chips can be added if desired).
Spoon onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake as described above.