It would be great if all we had to do was to open a box and find everything we needed to guarantee our success. But the reality is one recipe will not work for everyone. I equate it to the “One size fits all” idea behind winter gloves and some ski hats. You know the ones that are supposed to conform to your body. Sometimes you get lucky and they fit fine and other times you wonder where the rest of the material is at.

What we can do when presented with a recipe for success is exactly what most people would NEVER do. And that is Tweek it to fit our specific circumstances. It is not any different than altering a recipe for a cake . Usually you will see different sets of instructions based upon altitude. The higher you are the less time it will take to bake since the components of air are drastically different from the lower lying areas. You may also have to increase your baking temperature 15 to 20 degrees.

Now you may be thinking who cares about a cake recipe when all you have to do is go to the store and buy one already made. But you cannot just go to the store and buy your own success. That is something that you will have to develop all by yourself. You may however use someone else’s recipe for success and alter it to fit your own particular situation. There have been many people preceding you who have made their way to success doing exactly that.

Some of the most notable businesses that follow similar recipes are Ambercrombie,Holliston,Aeropostale and American Eagle. While they all have their own unique brand, they sell the exact same clothing . Their stores are filled with the basics that every teenager fills their closets with jeans, T-shirts, hoodies and sweaters. How do they all do it? They do it by following the same recipe using similar ingredients in different amounts.

Their stores all look different and the way they display their clothes alter dramatically as well. The next time you are concerned about following a recipe just remember to change a few of the ingredients !