387: The 7 Rules of Greatness with Chef Charles Carroll


In this episode with Chef Charles Carroll, we discuss the power in building your team, the inspiration behind his new book, and we share “Chef’s Seven Rules of Greatness”.

Chef Carroll is an award-winning chef who travels the world speaking on championship thinking and personal greatness. For his work with US troops abroad, he was personally commended by five U.S. presidents. Chef Carroll current serves as Executive Chef and Houstons Prestigious River Oaks country club.  Additionally, Chef Carroll is the Co-author of The Recipe: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness

Show notes…

Favorite Success Quote or Mantra.

“Find that thing inside you that makes you tick. Then have the courage to go after it”

Chef’s 7 Rules

  1. Taste Everything.
    1. be present
    2. Be mindful
  2. Improve every dish you touch.
    1. make everything you encounter better than when you found it.
  3. Pay attention to the little things.
    1. success is in the details.
    2. go deep.
    3. go inwards, not outward.
  4. Compose your space.
    1. You control what immediately around you.
    2. get your life in order, including your emotions.
    3. Including your emotions.
  5. Build your team.
  6. Commit to excellence.
  7. Cook with honor.

Resources Mentioned

The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

The Recipe: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness

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Huge thanks to Chef Charles Carroll for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!