Monday, September 20, 2010

A Piece Of The Pie

In this everyday GRIND that we all are a part of we must keep in mind that we are just a small piece of this HUGE pie. Each and every one of us plays an important role. Each of us are like ingredients. We are fine on our own but when combined with other essential ingredients we make for a great recipe. We should bring out the best in each other. That's what being a part of this PIE is about.
I am a firm believer that this is not just about ME. Its about WE. As an artist I can appreciate art in many form. We are all meant to be artistic be we each posses a God-Given gift that is meant to be shared with other. Whether its writing, painting, decorating, photography, etc, express yourself and be supportive of others. What you put out into the universe is what you get back. Most times you get it back ten fold. It's like a bank account you can't expect to withdraw funds if you have made any deposits. There are many who are unclear on how the laws of the land operate. Its not based on religion its based on the laws of nature. Laws of the land
Support others in they're endeavors, events and projects we can all use it. Each of us are only a small piece of the HUGE PIE. There's enough for everyone.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Keeping Your Ear To The Streets

As a Pastry Chef I make it my business to research my industry as much as I possibly can. Its about staying ahead of the game, improving on your craft and most importantly KEEPING YOUR EAR TO THE STREETS. Being a Pastry Chef consist of 60% being in the kitchen,10% being in the class, 10% researching your industry and 20% being out and about networking. If you are not networking then whats the point of being in business? Networking allows people to know who you are and what you do. It also give you the opportunity to learn about others and what they do. Form relationships with others so that both your businesses can grow. Its also about connecting people to one another that can utilize each others services/products.
Many don't know this but I have quite a few Chef's who ask me questions about various things. Not bragging but its about sharing knowledge with one another. In this industry I've heard that there are those who refuse to pass along info to others. Me, I'm not one of those people. Information is to be shared with others even if they happen to be in the same industry as you are. What I do is a god Given Talent that can't be taken away by anyone except God Himself. I do what I do and the next Chef may do the exact same thing very differently. Information is like a baton, to be passed onto others and hope that they pass it along to someone else. I have no fears, concerns or worries about the next Pastry Chef because I am me and they are them. My hat goes off to all the other Pastry Chef's because although what we do is SWEET our journey to get where we are and where we need to sometines isn't!!!