Thoughts of the week
Whatever you do on a day to day basis at work, in the gym, on the field of play or at home they’re always lies an element of preparation in particular tasks.
We often have to take on new challenges, solve different problems, travel to different countries, expect the unexpected and help in areas we never envisaged. The key to success with all these things is preparing properly. It may not go smoothly every time but it will go a hell of a lot smoother than if you don’t prepare at all! Here are our top tips:
- Except you can’t control everything
- The sooner you do the more you will enjoy the process and the less stressed you will find yourself leading up to the event.
- Do research before hand
- Gathering information and finding out as much as you can about things prior to having to manage something allows for less friction later on.
- Ask advice of others
- People love going advice, this quite often leads to help which is always welcomed.
- Have some sort of plan
- Going in cold is foolish, having a idea of what “it” might look like is wise, having a plan is genius.
- When you speak out loud to yourself or somebody else things can be seen and here’d from a different perspective that may open up other options that were previously not considered.
- Be ready of things go wrong
- This is likely, expect if it happens and do you best to manage it as and when it does…move on to plan B.
- Create a budget
- Finance is often attached to most things so ensure you are armed appropriately or at the very least have a budget plan of how much something will cost if applicable to the context.
- Keep it simple
- The best things that exist are rarely complicated.
- Allow plenty of time
- Everyone could always do with a bit more so don’t cut yours shorter then needed.
- Stay original
- Keeping authentic and having a personal spin on a task, project or event adds more value than think plus people always want something different.
- Initiate rather than react
- Staying on top of things is better than being under them, keep yourself on the front foot as much as you can.
Next time you have something important coming up try and approach it whilst considering some of, if not all of, the above steps and prepare properly…
Recipe of the week
Guilt free chicken fajitas
- Smashed a large soft avocado up in a small bowl, adding fresh lime juice, salt & black pepper to taste for the guacamole.
- In a for processor blitz together plum tomatoes, peeled red onion, mixed herbs, seeded red chilli, splash of olive oil salt & black pepper for the salsa.
- Thinly chop red cabbage & combine with quark, jalapeño brine, garlic powder, tabasco sauce, fresh lemon juice salt & black pepper for the slaw
- Mix paprika, coriander, cumin, garlic, olive oil, the juice of 1 lime & a few drops of Tabasco sauce together in a bowl for the marinade.
- Stir 2 finely sliced chicken breasts, 1 finely sliced red onion, 2 finely sliced peppers, 1 finely sliced courgette & 1 finely sliced red chilli into the marinade to season.
- Heat pan until smoking hot then add chicken and vegetables.
- Cook until the vegetables are soft and the chicken has browned on the edges.
- Serve in on a leaf of iceberg lettuce with guacamole, salsa & slaw as in picture.
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