How To Kickstart A Personal Evolution
Just 3 Things - 11/30/22
Something I’m Thinking About
Your past is the past.
You were not you.
You were a fraction of all you presently encompass.
I hope in 6 months, 1 year, a decade you look back and you feel the same way about yourself in this current moment.
At least I do.
It’s all too easy to label someone as “that type of person” — maybe it’s someone who you think “peaked” in high school, or is really good at a sport or knows how to throw a really big party.
It’s even easier to label ourselves as someone who has or doesn’t have <some quality>.
I beg you to realize that we always possess the ability to move past these labels.
We can change.
We can evolve.
The unfortunate reality is that it’s usually too convenient to maintain status quo.
Deep down we crave a shift, but still refuse to question our current state of existence.
But what would happen if you took that risk?
What would happen if you JUST quit your job?
How would life change if you ended that relationship that wasn’t serving you?
What would happen if you stopped letting your past define you?
How can you learn to drop your labels?
What’s the absolute worst thing that could happen?
Or if we reframe it — what personal evolution might you kickstart?
Something I’m Reading
I’ve read alot this year and Unreasonable Hospitality is going to be a contender for my book of the year.
I read Danny Meyer’s hospitality classic Setting the Table a few years back and really enjoyed his journey of building Eleven Madison Park, Tabla, Shake Shack & more.
Will Guidara took the helm in 2011 and revitalized EMP into the worlds best restaurant and has continued to reinvent it over the past decade.
This book is waaay more than a book on restaurant war stories and while I’m still burning through it, I already consider it required reading for any hospitality focused entrepreneur.
Something I Did
Kids are a handful, even on their best days.
I’m always shifting my “management strategies” and found some good results with this particular one.
Feel free to run with it.