Yoichi “Chef Yum Yum” Kato
As you know by now, a lot of my articles have been focused on the theme of food. The reason is, my passion and business is cooking for you by catering, private-cheffing, meal preps, private parties, and everything anything that involves cooking. What I have learned as an award-winning Chef, success is just like cooking. Multiple ingredients make up the full dish; various outcomes can come from the same one dish. Just because you make Spaghetti doesn’t mean there’s only one recipe for it. There may be the base, but some people add extra items in there.
For example, some of my friends are Filipinos, they put hotdogs in their Spaghetti, and some feel that’s weird. Some put mushrooms, some don’t, but overall every one of the dishes are Spaghetti. When it comes to success, there are multiple avenues and ways of achieving success, but there is one thing in common. Every one of us on the road to success, we deal with obstacles.
Here are three cooking tips from Spaghetti that are related to your success.
Tip #1 – Don’t Forget to Taste:
Don’t forget to taste along the lines before you make this final finished product. You want to taste the sauce along the way. Even those with the final product, it allows you to find out what you need to make adjustments on and to make sure that comes out the way you want. Find out if you need to add more salt and pepper, more spices, etc., or if it’s simply great as it is. And the same for your success.
Don’t be so caught up doing the same old things every day. Remember to take a step back and look at your progress thus far. Get a mentor, a coach, to help you point out things that you don’t see, the blind spots. Do a taste test of your own business. It allows you to figure out what you need to do to adjust and make sure the desired outcome is what you get.
Tip#2 – Diversify:
Any dish a chef makes, it includes a lot of ingredients. You never can go off just one ingredient. Even when you make scrambled eggs, you need some salt and pepper in there as well. So, with that being said, understand if you focus on one thing in your business, it’s going to flop. Make sure you have your time blocked, and your money managed properly. So, you have some time and energy for marketing, sales, customer service, fulfillment, and other aspects of your business.
We all know these ingredients are important to the business, but you can’t just say, I’m only doing Facebook ads, or I’m only doing networking. It’s a matter of doing it all and making sure you know exactly the right recipe to follow, whether it be one cup for marketing, one tablespoon for sales and you can add in whatever else in there. You want to make sure that you use the proper amounts and that your ingredients are diversified and spread out and not just focus on only one thing.
Tip#3 – Sharing is Caring:
Don’t forget to share the final dish. A phenomenal dish is best when it’s shared with friends and family. When you achieve your level of success, don’t forget to share your successes with others, that way they know what can do and they will tell it to their friends as well.
Yoichi “Chef Yum Yum” Kato
Yoichi Kato is an author, speaker, serial entrepreneur, and a Navy veteran. He is a master business networker & connector who is always connecting people. He is also an amazing Chef who provides private chef services all over San Diego. Yoichi loves to help others and see them thrive.