One thing I like to do is make celebration cakes. For me it’s not so much about the baking and recipes, it’s ALL about the decoration.
I call it ‘Cake Construction’.
I am an absolute self-taught amateur, and whilst I receive many compliments on my cakes, I tend to brush them off because all I can see are the flaws.
Have a look at the photos below and tell me what you see.
I can bet that it’s not what I see.
I see where the lines aren’t 100% straight, where there are lumps in the icing, where the consistency of the modelling chocolate wasn’t quite right, or where the colour mix isn’t exactly what I was going for.
People often tell me that I should go into business selling my cakes. (There are MANY reasons why I would never do this – first off the amount of time that goes into making them is obscene, my hourly rate would be peanuts, secondly ingredients here in NZ are expensive, third I don’t have a commercial grade kitchen, four – I just don’t want to!)
The biggest reason that I won’t though, is that I don’t think that that they are good enough to charge what I would need to charge in order to make a cake business viable.
Time to be FLAWSOME
And for a long time, I took the same approach in my main business too.
I didn’t think I was the BEST coach, or I was not as good as the other coaches who, on the face of it, were doing SO much better than me.
But here’s the thing – all I saw about the other coaches was what you see in my cakes, not what I see in them. All I saw in my coaching business were my perceived flaws. And the more coaches that I talk to (and I talk to coaches day in, day out, believe me!) the more I realised that we are ALL dealing with our own insecurities and flaws.
The difference is in those who are willing to do what is necessary, no matter how uncomfortable, to get what they want.
Because we don’t see your flaws, we see your FLAWSOMENESS!!
Wanna be FLAWESOME with me? Tell me more in the comments below.