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πŸŽ§πŸŽ™ Maverick Talk πŸš€πŸŽ§ - Changing the world via the power of food

published11 months ago
2 min read

LOST FOR WORDS. I TRULY AM.

I am desperately trying to make sense of our world. That is the mindset I try to be in.

In fact, I normally enjoy that state of problem-solving and curiosity in the face uncertainty. I like questions and I love looking for ways around challenges.

But the situation in Ukraine has hit me hard. What is there to understand here. Really - It's just wrong. It's awful. And I have no idea how this ends.

You like me probably just want to find ways to help the citizens of Ukraine, here is one of my favorite organisations that is helping immediately and effectively.

It's World Central Kitchen lead by founder Jose Andres, the famous Spanish-American chef and restaurateur. They work tirelessly to feed the people of Ukraine, and those in other places in the world where there is crisis, it's so inspiring and essential.

The power of food and hospitality is amazing even in dark times.

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Let's hope for better times.

Michael


LATEST EPISODE

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Today’s guests Julie Kleeman and Yeshi Jampa founders of Taste Tibet had no prior experience in hospitality – yet have excelled in their food business and made a massive dent on their local community.

Born and brought up in rural Tibet, Yeshi earned to cook nomadic food outdoors at a young age. He found his way to Oxford via India where he meet Julie on a mountain, picking up exciting new flavours along the way.

They cook the finest, freshest, most authentic Tibetan food this side of the Himalayas. From humble beginnings as a market stall, they now serve at festivals and private events, and have their own bricks and mortar presence.

Tune in to learn more about building a loyal following, the life skills needed in hospitality and how they run their kitchen sustainably. This conversation will help remind you to take things more slowly, and not to be afraid to ask β€œwhy not?” more often.


MINI UNIVERSITY

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πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈGetting started is often hard. But getting started is not everything.

I have often found when I don’t make the right plan upfront, I rush to get started, go off track, run out of steam very quickly and generally don’t follow through.

Now I always try to spend more time understanding where I am, so I get started right - I face reality.

I then try not to focus on what I can’t do now, but what I can do with the available resources and skills.

🐒 Slow progress is powerful: doing a bit every day becomes a lot over time, and then breakthroughs will come. πŸ’₯

πŸ‘‰But remember you have to start well.

Now ask yourself - Have you started in the right place to make the change you want in life or work right now?

🎾 BONUS: If you are curious about who Arthur Robert Ashe was, he was an American professional tennis player who won all three Grand Slam singles titles. He was the first black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open.


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