My question for you today: do you need to speak up about something related to work-life integration, chef? If it’s a yes, then please take a moment to acknowledge that you need to. Acknowledge that it’s not easy and what a lot of courage it actually takes. Perhaps it means challenging the way things have always been done, or making a personal request that is likely to disrupt the normal flow of things.
But sometimes the first conversation you need to have is with yourself. Make that commitment to follow through and make yourself heard, chef. Whatever the outcome of the discussion you finally have, the bigger gain comes from that act of speaking up for yourself.