As much as a kind of hate to admit it, I am definitely not a cook – and what I mean by that is I totally stink at cooking.
I have tried and tried to get the hang of it, but it seems I just don’t have the knack (which explains why anytime Jeff makes something it officially tastes ten times better than when I make the very same thing).
But I am not going to let that stop me from having a good meal – I love food WAY too much to let that happen. So we eat a lot of super simple meals (I am pretty certain I’ve seen a monkey make more advanced meals than this), paired with eating out + we rely on Whole Foods to make a lot of yummy stuff for us too.
Long story short – I don’t let things I can’t do get in the way of what I love. I just find a different path to making it work.
“I don’t let things I can’t do get in the way of what I love. I just find a different path to making it work.”
Of course with food its a little easier because restaurants and cafes cater to people who either don’t cook or just don’t feel like cooking, but this same principal can be applied to virtually anything you can think of.
The key is to know what your strengths are and what they aren’t.
I’ll use myself as an example.
I know what I am good at, and for the most part, I focus my energy on those skills. Of course, there are plenty of things I am not good at as well…like sewing. I love diy projects, but I am all thumbs when it comes to a needle and thread. So if I have an idea for something I want sewn, I just ask someone else if they can make it for me (my mom’s pretty good behind a sewing machine anyway).
Or taxes….that’s a big one! I don’t like taxes and I certainly don’t fully understand the nooks and crannies of making sure I get every single deduction known to man, so I hired someone else to do that for me. By the way, if you struggle with taxes too, I have a post going up early next week that will help you.
But before I go listing off even more examples, I’ll just cut to the chase and make my point. You do not have to be the doer-of-all-things. There are plenty of people out there ready and willing to share their talents with the world. Use your strengths the best way you can and find other people who can help you do the rest.
That’s the key to success these days, and it doesn’t even sound terribly hard, does it?
I would like to end this post today with a shop that combines two things that I utterly suck at (cooking + sewing) into playful, sewn fabric housewares for your dinner table and beyond.
The shop is called Too Cute Custom Crafts, and it is today’s reminder that my weaknesses are another woman’s strengths AND vice versa. So let’s work together to make great things happen.
Take action: How will you utilize your strengths moving forward + find people to help you with the weak zones?
Leave your response in the comments below.