Recommendations. When I go to a restaurant I like to ask for recommendations. I don’t always except them. It really depends on the place. If I go to a nice restaurant I usually do accept the recommendation because they’ve earned my trust. That’s not to say that trust can’t be broken. It can be broken in an instant.

I’ve been thinking about the power of recommendations. They simply come down to offering value. I’m not a food connoisseur. There are many things I can’t imagine eating them. I like trying new things so I’ll never try anything new if I stay within my comfort zone of what I know I like to eat.

I I would have kept that mentality than I would have never tried sushi, pad thai, hummus,  or pretty much any kind of cooked vegetable.

Ask for recommendations. More importantly, don’t be afraid to accept them from people you trust.

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