Using the Right Tools
Over the last few days I have done a little bit of cooking….. I am not a cook by any means, however I do like to experiment and since I am only cooking for me I have been taking advantage of the chance to experiment. The food has been spicy and I have been pleasantly surprised by the results. As I have been cooking I have also discovered that different tools for cooking have different results.
The tools of the trade in cooking include pots, pans, knifes etc. I am no expert on cooking and I am sure that I have missed a few items, however I think that you get the point. The other day I was chopping up the food and learnt an important lesson. The knife I was using as working, however it was not the ideal knife for the job. So I changed the knife and got great results. With the different knife the cuts were more accurate and I got the job done quicker.
I thought wow…. What a difference that the knife made to the job. With the right tool, knife in this case, I was able to do a better job quicker…. Does that ring any bells? It did for me. It got me thinking about how in life and work the tools we use can have such a great impact on our outcomes. By investing in the right tools we can increase our quality of life or productivity…..
When have you not used the right tool and it cost you in time or quality?
Have you ever bought a new tool and noticed an instant improvement in productivity?
What is a tool that you could be using now that you are not, that would improve your productivity?