TPM 016 : Open Your Mind to the Possibility With Kaori Becker
This week I have a chat with Kaori Becker founder and owner of Kaori’s Kitchen. Their mission is to deepen relationships through authentic interactions while cooking, and create a space where conscientious individuals, friends, and family can come together to make a positive difference in their local community. She teaches cooking classes to students of all ages, with the twist that she doesn’t focus on only one type of food, but teaches all sorts of ethnic food-goodness. If you haven’t seen her work, stop by kaoriskitchen.com, or her page on yelp, or Facebook. All of the photos are mouth-watering and totally Instagram-worthy. She also has 5-star reviews of her classes, so if you have the opportunity to stop in for a class, you don’t want to miss it. Not only do you learn how to cook, but you get to eat amazing truly made-from-scratch dishes with quality you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.
Kaori’s story is one that shows what can happen when you say ‘yes’ to your dreams. You don’t have to work in a job that you don’t like just because society tells you to, or just because that’s how everyone else has done it. Kaori had a desire to teach, so she became a certified teacher and taught in the public-school system. From there, she transitioned into teaching within her own company, on her schedule and with material that she truly felt passionate about.
I agree with Kaori in that our current mindset is often shaped by our experiences from the past. This isn’t necessarily a negative thing, but it often creates limits when it comes to what we believe we can or cannot do. If we can get outside of our heads, think beyond ourselves, then we’d probably be surprised by all the things that we can do or accomplish.
Also, know that you don’t have to go it alone! Everyone that I’ve spoken to has had a mentor of some kind to help them along their journey. And this isn’t limited to simply starting a business. If there’s something that you want to do, be it finding your dream job, learning to play an instrument or pick up a new hobby- there’s likely someone who’s done it before. Reach out to them! Read books about people who’ve walked that path before. We’re all standing on the shoulders of giants who came before us, so there’s no need to reinvent the wheel.
Be sure to check out Kaori’s Kitchen by going to kaoriskitchen.com, and follow her on social media @kaoriskitchen on Instagram and Facebook! Reach out to her and let her know you loved the episode and to check if those chai kits are in stock- she really does make an excellent chai tea, and with her kit you can too!
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Thanks for listening. The music is by the band Broke for Free, and I’ll see you next week!
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One piece of advice for building a powerful mindset:
Open up your mind to the possibilities, or invest in yourself to get out of your usual way of thinking.