What's the reason you're so passionate about this area of work and has there been any moments in your career where you've had that passion go away?
I'm someone who's passionate about cooking but I've seen many cooks and chefs lose that passion before, so I am just wondering what made you lose that passion at some point? or what do you think has kept you from losing it? This way I can avoid this from ever happening myself. #Culinary #Cooking #Chef
Lisa Bond’s Answer
One key thing to note, nothing ever stays the same. There will be days when your passion is not as strong as other days. That's what makes life a journey. Passion comes from love, commitment Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” I believe that because having passion at work provides people with purpose. Without purpose, people drift through life underachieving.
How do you keep from losing passion at work? Be realistic. Every day is not going to be rainbows and confetti. There are going to be days where things go wrong or people frustrate you. You have to remind yourself of why you're doing what you're doing. Also, continue to challenge yourself. Learn new things. Stretch yourself. And, do not let anyone steal your joy!
I hope this helps.
On the other hand, after you become a professional chef, you may need to renew the menu or create some new dishes from time to time. You cannot keep staying the same menu all the time. Otherwise, you may lose your passion and cook the dish like a robot. You can explore using new ingredients and how to put it into new dishes. It is some incentive to keep you passion.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!