Cooks, Cakes and Constraints
So a couple of weeks ago I was at the dentist, and I was trying to distract myself while she was happily drilling away into my brain.
I have a small issue with the anaesthesia injection you see, so whenever it is humanly possible I do the treatments without it. Unsurprisingly, it is not the funnest of experiences, so to combat the unbelievable pain I (usually not very successfully) try to think positive thoughts, and this time I was playing the "what would you do if you were a millionaire" game.
And I would do exactly 4 things - make sure we are financially independent, travel a lot more, and hire a cook and a driver.
Because the truth is I am terrible with food. I am a very fussy eater (for years I have been using Yon's autism as an excuse, but ever since he started eating better, it has been revealed that it is in fact me, and not him, who is the fussiest eater in the family), also I am a vegetarian (yes, not vegan, I'm much less cool), and lastly I absolutely hate cooking.
I do love baking though.
But unfortunately you cannot live on cake alone (though I did give it my best shot). So my wildest dream is to have someone cook for me.
Hidai is hopeless with the cooking bit, but he did look at me quite funnily when I shared this wild dream with him, and asked me why do I not simply go on Google and search for a solution.
It didn't even cross my mind to do that.
Because I got stuck within my own head, and my own limiting belief of what is possible, what is out there, what we can afford, and what we deserve.
We see the same thing happening in a business context to the people we work with - people want to start a business, grow it, or even exit from it, but they can't see a way.
Because we all have those concepts and constrains inside our heads that tell us how life "should" look, or why we can't, or why it won't work, or why we don't deserve to succeed.
But it is just the limitations we put on ourselves.
And while we know in our head that these internal "truths" are merely opinions, and that we might be the worst expert to consult on other options to try… We just don't.
And this is actually the reason that for the past month or so we started a new partnership with Matt Black - to help people think
differently, look at their business in a new way, break the invisible constraints and achieve their goals.
Anyway, if you care about things like that, you can contact Hidai or Matt directly.
I'm here to talk food.
Because I did come back home from the dentist and Googled (well, I came back from the dentist and spent three days feeling sorry for myself, but after that I Googled), and after I spent what felt like a short eternity searching for food that will satisfy everyone, I ordered what I considered an appropriate weekly amount (and the kids said will last three weeks) of "food to try" from Eatto.ie, which arrived the next day, lasted for 2 weeks, upgraded my quality of life, and didn't even cost that much.
I don't like it when I have to admit it out loud, but Hidai was right.
It was more to do with actually doing something about it than with being a millionaire.
So the moral of the story here is clear. I am never going back to the dentist.
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