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Want A Recipe For Success? Look To Famous Chefs

Want A Recipe For Success? Look To Famous Chefs
From Lifehack - December 21, 2017

Some of the most famous chefs in the world turn the concept of information-sharing on its head. Youre probably familiar with culinary greats like Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Julia Child or Kylie Kwong. Their successful cooking shows, recipe books, and restaurants have made them household names.Some of the most famous chefs in the world turn the concept of information-sharing on its head. Youre probably familiar with culinary greats like Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Julia Child or Kylie Kwong. Their successful cooking shows, recipe books, and restaurants have made them household names.

However, being really good at cooking doesnt guarantee that youll be a famous chef. These chefs became famous because theyre honest about their cooking. Instead of guarding their best cooking tips, they share them with the world. They bring viewers into their kitchens and teach them how to emulate their success. They take questions and receive feedback.

The way chefs openly share information is an excellent model for how we could all be more successful through greater transparency and honesty. Their success is directly related to how delicious their food is and how well other people can replicate what theyve done.

When youre at work, do you feel that your boss mentors you? Does the company offer you resources so that you can grow? For those in management positions, do you find yourself guarding your techniques for success, or do you openly share best practices with colleagues and employees?

Cutthroat practices wont get you ahead

Competition to be the best is intense these days. Good jobs are hard to come by, and many people feel that they need to be sharks to get ahead. People who are successful may be tempted to keep what theyve learned to themselves.

This aggressive environment breeds paranoia. After working so hard to get to the top, its understandable that some people may not want to make it easy for individuals they view as competition.

The problem is, thats small thinking. You may benefit in the short-term from adopting such a mindset, but in the long-run nobody gains anything. Without mentorship and the open exchange of ideas, companies dont thrive. Its important for leaders to help their subordinates grow so that the company can grow as well.

Chefs know the recipe for success

Chefs give away their best cooking tips day and night, but there can be only one Gordon Ramsey or Julia Child. Despite the fact that everyone is eating, these famous chefs arent losing their jobs to their viewers. Their lifes work is to help others grow their knowledge. We can adopt this mentorship model regardless of our work environment.

Cooking celebrities dont worry about losing out because they know that recipes and methods are only small parts of the equation. Their unique personalities and experiences mean that even if a viewer mastered all their techniques, they arent going to put them out of business.

Youll grow more by helping others

1. Be a mentor

2. Make your intention to help others known

3. Be transparent

Cultures of success are built on open sharing

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