You might be familiar with the phrase: we’ve all been there? In the contexts of a time of ones life, where there are hardships and struggles. As one goes and comes through these times, there is a process of live learning, personal transformation, that one probably does not understand throughout the duration, but comes to see, learn and understand through the duration of this time, what was gained though periods of struggle. We hear of such stories through those who have gained success and are within the public eye, these types of success stories take place everyday. Through our daily success, or what we have to overcome daily in the course of survival. These are some of the ideas that came to mind, when I thought about food conservation, which is also tied to our consumption, and how we choose to create efficiency through our food in-take. The same can be thought of with regards to food preparation; linking to the phrase of we’ve all been there. The idea of food preparation, and the ingredients one uses to prepare food, during times of hardships are vital to conservation and also food economics. Which also means to try to be creative with what one has. It is also a balancing act, especially when we think about nutrients, vitamins and nourishment. Hoping that food in-take would be providing these sources.
I thought about the idea of difficult times, and wondered why does someone or something have to happen in order for us humans to prepare? Aside from this point, I realized that empowerment and feeling empowered, through knowledge of finance if vital for times of hardships and survival. One can never be over-prepared. From the microcosm of the ordinary individual who tires to survive, to that of the successful entrepreneur who desires the same. This is what came to mind when I read words such as: “cash flow” (Fertitta, 89), “revolving line of credit” (89) opportunity and leverage. I related to life’s periods of success, similar to circumstance and situation.
An example from a successful billionaire can translate to a student, parent, or what we may have witnessed or lived, such as those who are homeless or poverty stricken. Through these times of, we’ve all been there, a simple word, book, or a conversation with a person, could be the source of empowerment, one needs to get back on track. With the ideas of empowerment, and the simple preparation of food economically, also arrives that thing inside of us. Our thoughts and what we think. Tilman Fertitta says: ” I was determined not to fall victim to this mentality” (90). Try not to fall victim, regardless of circumstances. “Perspective is everything. Never forget the ebb and flow of good times and bad.” (81). We have all been there in some shape or form, but the least we can do is maybe think that these are times that were pre-prescribed or destined that one must go through – as learning or personal growth could not have happened otherwise.
Tilman Fertitta says: ” I was determined not to fall victim to this mentality” (90). Try not to fall victim, regardless of circumstances. #ShaziBlog #Quote #TilmanFertitta #ShutUpAndListen #NeverGiveUpTweet
Success can be defined as how you so choose in all the realms of life. Fertitta believes that success, “offers all of us a lesson in persistence, one characterized by patience, commitment, and, perhaps most important, the understanding that success takes time and perspective” (84).
Fertitta believes that success, “offers all of us a lesson in persistence, one characterized by patience, commitment, and, perhaps most important, the understanding that success takes time and perspective” (84). #ShaziBlog #Quote #TilmanFertitta #ShutUpAndListen #NeverGiveUpTweet
Recipe To Make!
As a simple attempt to offer a practical element to my thoughts I have shared the following simple recipe.
Reference: Fertitta, J. Tilman. SHUT UP AND LISTEN. HarperCollins Leadership, 2019.
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Notes: These thoughts were originally hand-written on 20th February 2020.
My thoughts to share with love & kindness! 🙂