1.2.3. Butterflies, Change, & How You Choose to See The World

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ONE

CHANGE. Man, a lot of people really have a hard time with this one. I have come to approach change mostly with excitement, or at least I try to.

Restaurants are ever changing beings, maybe some more than others. I view most change as progress. A new policy, a better way to wash something, a different flour to use, or a more efficient way to cook something, all in the name of improving, refining, and progressing forward.

One thing I do know is that not everyone loves change. I learned my lesson early on when I used to change things daily. This created a very inconsistent world where I found myself using the “because I said so” approach instead of a more nurturing approach by explaining to everyone exactly why we were changing something again for the 100th time.

It’s important to communicate why things are changing. It’s also really important to know yourself why things are changing.

Occasionally, I found I was changing things just to change them. This is not progress. Through the years I have definitely done a lot less change for the sake change. It took me quite a while to get a handle on it, but I began to hone in on what was consistently working and where things actually needed tweaking.

I am not afraid of change though, and to this day I welcome it. No matter what is thrown at me, I will always do my best to make that essential transformation and turn into a butterfly. Just remember that some metamorphosis take longer than others.

TWO

SPICY & DELICIOUS!

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THREE

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”

Oprah Winfrey

Whether someone hates that I changed where the kitchen printer is, or that they have to weigh out all their cheese portions on Friday nights, their irritation is not with me but with themselves. Everyone has the choice to change their attitudes about anything. Usually someone who is really mad about an extra step on the pizza line might be dealing with some extra hurdles in their personal lives.

Through the years I’ve noticed the duality in everything, negative can be turned into positive with just a simple change in attitude. The world is how we decide to see, I do my best to see it in the best light I possibly can, and if I can’t, I try my best to change my attitude.

EXTRA SLICE: My dad had this on vinyl. I remember blasting this song. It’s really easy to change your attitude when something like this comes your way. Don’t worry be happy.

Love, crust and pizza dust,
 
Alex

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