Monday, October 17, 2011

Big Decision On Your Plate? Try This!

Have a big decision on your plate and have NO IDEA what to choose? Try my favorite "What's Cookin'?" approach - a lot more fun than coin-flippin'!

Now, let's talk about pasta.

Yes, pasta.

Spaghetti. Fettuccine. Vermicelli. Whatever. I don't care if it's Udon.

If you're feeling stuck, stewing and brewing, wondering what you're meant to be doing in this great big crucible of life, perhaps it's time to let out your inner Italian mama.

When you're cooking spaghetti, how do you know when the noodles are ready?
Hmmm...ummm... I dunno. Throw it against the wall, and see if it sticks?!?

Ding, ding, ding! Right answer!

If you're stirring in the proverbial pot of decision-making, churning this way and that, throw some spaghetti against the wall and SEE WHAT STICKS.

Whether the question is, "Should I move to New York or stay in San Francisco?" or "Should I take the receptionist job to pay the bills, or chuck it all and hit the road?" or "Should I go back to school or become an entrepreneur?" - the bottom line is, ya gotta get out there and INTERACT with life.

Shoot the resume off to the most unlikely place you've considered. Contact the movers and shakers and ask for the grant funding. Pick up the phone, call the person, and ask 'em out for coffee, for heaven's sake.

Hell, you'll certainly never know until you try. Don't beat your noggin-noodle against the wall; instead, throw that spaghetti-noodle against the wall!

If it doesn't take hold, you're not done boilin' yet, baby. Just keep stirring the pot. Turn up the heat a little.
Stay in the alchemy.

Then, try again.

Eventually, something will stick.

Now you're cookin'.

Buon Appetito!


Mama Celeste