ANNA PENG

Consistency

Not only a term we use in baking and cooking, but also when building up useful habits we want to keep.

If we’re consistently on time for important meetings, we show the other person we’re respectful of their time.

If we actively devote 15 minutes a day to learn things we’re unfamiliar with, we become well versed in seeing different points of view. 

If we regularly try new technical exercises on Illustrator, we become braver and faster in our technical work. The more consistent we are, the more likely it is rooted in our behaviour, and it’s up to us to choose if this is the type of consistency we want to see.


Small Wins and Perspective

This morning I got out of bed just in time to get to work without being late. That’s a win. 

I had soap and clean water to wash my hands. Could not get better than this.

The car ride was smooth and was able to get me from point A to point B in one piece.

The refrigerators were working, the ice maker was making ice, and everybody was able to get the food they wanted.

10 hours later and my legs are still able to keep me going.

It’s a privilege to write and post this on the internet as I end my day and go to bed.

I’m celebrating the micro-wins even though there seems to be greater problems as the days go by.

When perspective counts, and it always does, it’s worth it to see why things might work out when you feel like you’re against all odds.


Any Questions?

It’s okay to ask questions (especially the stupid ones), it’s okay to not have the answers.

When I worked in a local cake café, my coworkers and I would trouble shoot with each other often when our manager wasn’t around. The truth was that we were all new hires and none of us fully knew the ins and outs of baking the store’s specialty cakes. 

What happens when you drop an egg yolk in a bowl of egg whites?

What do we do if the milk oversteams?

My egg mixture is clumpy. What’s happening?

I did step 7 of the recipe before realizing I skipped step 5, is this okay?

By asking someone else to see if they can fill in the blanks for us, our job becomes a lot easier.

Being able to ask basic questions is allowed, and is even considered healthy.

So rather than sitting in fear of being wrong, we can admit that we’re unsure and ask someone else who might know better.

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