I created the #BetterCheflife workshop because I believe it’s not merely enough to think about what you want to do to achieve a better work-life balance. The action has to come from a deeper place or it just ends up being a quick-fix without really solving the problem. Without a clear vision for your life, you’re mostly unconscious of any imbalances.
I see this at a macro level too. It’s as the powerful universal law states: ‘as within, so without’. What’s in the individual chef also exists in the whole. As an industry or a collective, we’ve also largely moved without a clear vision for what it means to be a chef. How else could we have missed the warning signs of the challenges we’re facing in the cheflife today? Because they’re mostly self-inflicted: the pressure we put on ourselves, the perfection, the need to impress, the image of invulnerability. All those things have not only fuelled us to do what we do, but they’ve also been responsible for putting our industry on the cliff-edge that it currently sits on.
And it doesn’t have to be this way. I encourage you to take the time to get clear on your vision for your life, chef. And if that’s something I can help with, do get in touch!