Everything has a recipe. Whether it’s organization or chaos, it has a recipe.
It’s easier to spot a recipe when the cake is being baked rather than having to do forensics on the final product.
Trump is a master at structuring a deal – a recipe for success. Side note: The nice thing about being me is I don’t have to like you to learn from you.
Bandler and Grinder methodically observed and catalogued the work of, among others, Dr. Milton Erickson, a world renowned psychiatrist and hypnotherapist who was getting “magical” results with clients.
Recipes, whatever they are for, are there to learn from, copy and tinker with to make your own magic.
Here’s my personal and professional opinion: Most people don’t want to follow a recipe; it’s too much work.
It’s our conditioning that has made us into a “Shortcut Society.” We want to start at the top of the totem pole and not be exposed to any potential splinters.
That philosophy is just that – a philosophy, and it doesn’t work. If you are not working at your philosophy, just thinking, postulating and dreaming about it, you are following a recipe for failure.
There is a step-by-step recipe for success; you just have to be willing to take the steps. I am amazed at the number of people who attend seminars, workshops, symposiums, etc. and decide not to follow the blueprint. The equally amazing thing is to hear them complain about what an awful workshop it was.
We have become addicted to fairy dust and expect the cake to make and bake itself.
Recipes require work.
There is someone who is doing, being or having what it is that you want to do, be or have. Find that person and find their recipe. They may have even passed on but their recipe is alive and well in biographies, autobiographies or as sticky notes in a Betty Crocker Cookbook.
Getting the recipe is the easy part. How many people have asked someone for their recipe at a party and never used it? The practice goes well past cooking and baking.
One of my favorite quotes is begging to be heard again: “Talk doesn’t cook rice.”
The recipe for success requires a willingness to do the work. The “woe is me,” lost little lamb is going to wind up in a familiar stew if they don’t find a recipe and follow through.
All the best,
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