Having invested time, energy and possibly even financial resources in developing ourselves to where we are, perhaps now is the time to engage in the traditional habit of celebrating success by dining out with colleagues, friends and/or family.
Dining out, it should be said, could actually be substituted with any number of alternative ways of marking the moment. We might choose to acknowledge the effort made in a quiet fashion, especially if the process is not yet over.
Indeed in the areas of personal and professional development, it is invariably better for us to be open to ongoing learning opportunities surrounding us, rather than fall into the trap of thinking we know everything then discovering at an inopportune time it is not so.
Returning to the staring idea of dining out, our choice of venue for the occasion can also be insightful to us. Is our preferred location one associated with fine food, a pleasant environment or something else impacting on our selection? Are we looking to impress our guests or merely aiming to enjoy the meal?
Pondering the answers to these questions will undoubtedly make the eventual experience of dining out more satisfying for all concerned.
If you’d like to share your thoughts on the issues set out here regarding dining out, please leave a comment below.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Performance skills at work (2015), Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).