10 Lessons from The Great British Baking Show

“No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing…try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all, have fun.” –Julia Child

Today it’s all about the bake, and by that I mean, The Great British Baking Show.

I’m sure you’ve seen it but if you haven’t, you’re in for a treat! I’m late to the party, but la la! What does it matter when we have every season right at our fingertips, or should I say, Netflixtips?

So for today, I’m going to give you, 10 Lessons I Learned From The Great British Baking Show:

  1. It takes courage to put yourself out there.
  2. It’s all about RIGHT NOW.
  3. Getting uncomfortable is inevitable when you can’t know how it’s going to turn out (and you can never know how it’s going to turn out).
  4. Time pressure keeps you moving.
  5. No matter what happens, stay in the game.
  6. You’re not in it alone, even when it might feel like you are.
  7. Helping someone else never takes anything away from you.
  8. There’s no shame in a bad bake.
  9. Every week (day, hour, minute) is a clean slate.
  10. Humor helps the human. Funny is essential, though as with baking, timing is key.

I think about these every time I show up to do something new or scary or challenging.

Showing up is the hardest.

Staying there is the hardest.

Being okay with a big fat ‘failure’ is the hardest.

Not comparing is the hardest.

And man alive, laughing is SO SO important! It’s the buoy, the salve, the fuel, the spark, and the sweet sweet comfort that creates room for us to be our whole, messy selves.

What about you?

Do you have someone in your life to help you show up, stay there, redefine failure, not compare, and have fun even though it’s new, scary, and challenging?


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Then go have a bit of sponge, a bite of shortbread, a spot of Parkin or whichever delicious treat melts in your mouth and opens your heart.

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