Rebecca Hadeed

Plot Twist! When It’s NOT About the Story with Christine Pittman

Plot Twist! When It’s NOT About the Story with Christine Pittman

Christine Pittman is a successful businesswoman. She recently started the Time Management Insider podcast helping her audience streamline their home lives. Christine launched this podcast off the strength of two food blogs, one of which, CookTheStory, is among the highest ranked food blogs globally. Christine launched her food blog while finishing her dissertation in linguistics. In this episode, Christine shares the story of learning to love the fresh ingredients from her Baba’s massive garden and learning to cook in her parent’s Ukranian restaurants in Canada. But, plot twist! This is also the story of Christine learning (from her mother, it turns out), that to truly grow as a businesswoman, she had to let go of the story. She had to replace a focus on her own story with something even more important - a focus on the people she serves. I love this episode for Christine’s open, breezy speaking style, for her obvious wisdom, and for her willingness to disrupt any storyline with a better idea. Welcome to Christine and to all of you listeners. So glad you’re here. Listen to Christine Now   Highlights of Ep. 071 with Christine Pittman Why you need to know the why when you cook  Canada to Florida Baba and Dade and their huge garden When you let a kid name a restaurant this is what you get! Is it possible to love the hard work of restaurant ownership? Christine's parents are #relationshipgoals Running restaurants and running a blog: What's similar? Coming *this* close to a PhD in linguistics - and if Christine is happy with her decision When her hobby became a business and she lost her hobby What is the difference between a blog and a business? This ONE mindset shift made Christine's blog explode How does Christine define a business? How do you know if you’re ready to grow your blog?  Advice to new bloggers   How to Connect With Christine Pittman Cook The Story Website: The Cookful Website: Instagram: @cookthestory Pinterest: @cookthestory Podcast: Time Management Insider   Recipes Related to Ep. 071 with Christine Pittman Dill Potato Salad Recipe   More About The Storied Recipe Podcast The concept of The Storied Recipe is unique - every guest gives me a recipe that represents a cherished memory, custom, or person. I actually make, photograph, and share the recipe. During the interview, I discuss the memories and culture around the recipe, and also my experience (especially my mistakes and questions!) as I tried it. My listeners and I are a community that believes food is a love language unto itself. With every episode, we become better cooks and global citizens, more grateful for the gift of food, and we honor those that loved us through their cooking.   Subscribe to the podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or simply search for The Storied Recipe in your favorite player.   I am also a storytelling photographer celebrating food in extraordinary light You can shop The Storied Recipe Print Shop (where every image tells a story) here.   Please Rate or Review The Podcast Leaving ratings and reviews are one of the best ways to support the podcast! I deeply appreciate every single one. Sometimes it can be tricky to know how to leave a review on your particular device, so I have this handy little site that makes it really easy for you! Simply go to and any option that works for YOUR device will show up. Click on any option, leave a review, and I will be SO grateful!!! Thank you, thank you!!

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