Can’t you learn almost anything with YouTube?
I started to bake with a friend, Anne, at the beginning of Covid. We would pick a recipe, be in our separate kitchens, then use our iPhones and iPads to work together. Now we can be in one kitchen.
It has been so much fun! I have done about 80 recipes with Anne, other friends, and by myself.
Anne has baked for years, I knew nothing. We have done cakes, cookies, candy, pies, biscotti, dessert bread, cake, decorated cookies, Danish pastries, bread, donuts, puddings, flan… you get the idea.
You can learn a lot through YouTube, Google, or reading. But nothing compares to 1:1 mentoring.
- I can watch while Anne does something and tells me in real-time what she is doing and why.
- She can let me do whatever by myself, and talk me through it.
- She has taught me many “tricks of the trade” and safety.
- When I have a problem baking by myself, we can talk and figure out why.
Have you ever had a mentor in your professional life who could do these four things with you?
Have you mentored someone else? There really is no substitute.
The “icing on the cake” – pun intended – is that Anne and I have become friends!
Here’s a picture of my second try at a gingerbread house! The roof would not stay on. The icing that was white glue was too thin and made a mess. Someday I will post a fabulous gingerbread house!
If you are ready for a mentorship program and this is something you might be able to consider, I am a career coach. You can schedule a call with me; there is no charge for a consultation.