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24 July 2015

#QuestionOfTheDay – Day 34 – How Often Do You Eat Your Own Cooking?

Jairek Robbins

Eat your own cooking

Hello folks, this is Jairek Robbins coming at you with a critical question: how often do you eat your own cooking? And no, I’m not talking about your culinary skills. I’m referring to the advice, tips, or strategies you give others. Are you implementing them in your own life?

Often, we find ourselves doling out pearls of wisdom to others while neglecting to apply them in our own lives. It’s like a chef who cooks a sumptuous feast but subsists on scraps. Today, we’re going to explore why it’s important to ‘eat our own cooking’ when it comes to advice, and what might happen if we commit to doing so.

Firstly, let’s address the fact that it’s far easier to advise others than to apply the advice to ourselves. We can objectively see others’ challenges and come up with logical solutions. However, when it’s our own lives, we have emotional investments that can cloud our judgment and make us hesitate.

Consider the advice you give out regularly. Is it about being more proactive, making healthier choices, or taking calculated risks? Maybe it’s about the importance of self-care or the value of positive thinking. Now, take a moment to reflect. Are you living by these principles? Are you ‘eating your own cooking’?

Suppose you’re a strong advocate for maintaining a work-life balance, but you find yourself drowning in work without time for relaxation or hobbies. Or perhaps, you frequently advise people about the importance of regular exercise, yet you haven’t seen the inside of a gym in months.

Now, think about what could happen if you applied your own advice to your life. If you’re preaching about work-life balance and start practicing it, you might find yourself more relaxed, more productive, and happier. If you champion healthy living and start eating better and exercising regularly, you might notice improvements in your physical health and energy levels.

I challenge you to practice what you preach. Before you share that nugget of wisdom with someone else, pause and reflect on whether you’ve incorporated it into your own life. And if you haven’t, commit to making a change. Start ‘eating your own cooking’ before serving it to others.

The beauty of this approach is that when you ‘eat your own cooking,’ your advice becomes more authentic and impactful. You’ll be speaking from experience, and your credibility will shine through. And who knows, you might find that your own advice is the key to unlocking a more fulfilled, balanced, and successful life.

So, let’s make a pact. From this moment forward, let’s commit to applying our advice in our own lives before sharing it with others. And let’s share our journeys in the comments below. I can’t wait to hear about your experiences of ‘eating your own cooking’ and the changes it brings to your life!

To a life well-lived,

Jairek Robbins

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