It’s been a few weeks since the first Always Learning, but there’s no better time than now to key you in on a few things I’ve been learning. (Don’t you love that view of the Austin skyline?)
I’ve been working a lot lately – between the bakery, caterings, and my own personal side jobs, I always seem to be doing something – and in each of my jobs, I try to soak up as much as I can. So, today’s lessons and learning are from experiences… not pretty food pictures.
#1 Sometimes all you can do is apologize and laugh it off. Did you give someone the wrong drink? Or spill a drink on a coworker? Don’t worry… take note and move on! When things are moving as fast as they do at a restaurant or in a kitchen, there’s no time for wallowing or harboring any anger. So, take a deep breath, take note, and move on. Later you can just laugh about it or forget it even happened.
#2 Always listen… even if you already know the answer. Sometimes, the way someone explains something to you can open up all new doors of understanding. When an idea is explained to you in a new way, that fresh perspective can open up floodgates of thought or turn on a light bulb. So listen and be open to old ideas.
#3 Your future is always changing… be open to it. I have no idea what my future holds. Jobs that I thought were secured, have fallen through and passions I was so ready to pursue have wavered; in the same vein, jobs have come out of nowhere and new passions have blossomed. While this transience used to freak me out, I have learned to sit back and take it as it comes. I can rest in the truth that God is in control and I have absolutely nothing to fear.
Now, I’m off to work. Wonder what I’ll learn today…