I’ll be honest…I like to eat. It’s become somewhat of a habit, in fact.
Our boys used to make fun of Cheryl and me because we would often drive long distances to eat.
Since, we’ve moved to Lexington, KY, we’ve determined that there are nearly 100 locally owned restaurants…and we are half way into exploring them all. We’ve uncovered some gems too.
People keep asking us…they always have:
How do you find so many good restaurants?
People who have lived here for years are learning restaurants from us. I kind of like that.
But, it’s a great question…and by the way…the answer serves as a great leadership and life principle as well. (If you knew me…you already knew that…right?)
Here is the answer:
We don’t limit ourselves to what we already know.
- We take risks
- We explore
- We listen and ask questions of others
- We venture off the path everyone around us has paved
- We occasionally even get lost along the way
- We aren’t afraid to be the first ones (in our circle of influence) who try something new
We will often Google reviews and we are impacted by them somewhat, but mostly we just take chances. That’s where we discover some of the greatest places.
Recently, we were in Maryland. We took the road less traveled, ended up on a dead end at the ocean in Virginia. It was a dive. It didn’t look like much on the outside, but it was great. Another gem.
You see, for us…
Being stuck with the same short list of restaurants…with the same menu items…
Boring…boring…very, very boring. (That’s actually a song in my head…wish you could hear the tune…)
That’s our secret. How do you find good restaurants?
And, just curious, does that represent how you do life?
By the way, it’s how I often do leadership too.