Establishing A Base
|Base: My Veggie Tuna, variation 1|
In our corporate lives, my friend was my colleague and business partner. Our different personalities meshed and provided a ying and yang compliment to each other. It created the balance we needed to build a strong base and to establish a great foundation. It made us quite successful and we soon became accomplished, award-winning, industry-recognized, change management executives. We were sought after to speak, write, present, and foster the re-engineering of processes. I realized that this transition was no different. It is a new opportunity for change - a light bulb moment! Talking with my friend had sparked and helped me to remember that I had started this process without a base, therefore setting myself up for a weak foundation and poor structure. Reflecting over these past ten days, I pondered as to what element was strong enough to be the base that would be able to help me through potential tough days ahead. The answer was simple. I had to find the one dish that, without hesitation, would be the meal that would keep me grounded.
The next question came to mind, "What is the one thing I could eat repeatedly". At midpoint of this initial month, repetition is just what I needed to solidify my objective. How else does it become a habit? To build a strong brick by brick structure, you need to first, by rote, lay foundation cinder block by cinder block. A stable foundation needs a good base. Almost immediately, the answer came to me. It was my favorite concoction. This dish would be the one that I could eat every day or better yet, be the one that I could use to build the foundation of my new lifestyle. It feels good. Now that brings me back to the beginning. A strong base is level. A level base provides the grounding needed to find balance. I have found my balance. I have established my base - the veggie tuna, which reminds me of my friend, Hester:
|Base: My Veggie Tuna, variation 2|
- Simple, yet made up of several, powerful components
- Strong, providing substance, yet soft and pleasurable to the palate
- The ying to balance the yang
- Just the right staple to be the catalyst and base for successful change.