Mentor Minute: Chasing A Dream

Sir Francis Crick who, with James Watson, decoded the DNA molecule, said, “If you are not prepared to take a risk you should never get married, never have children and most definitely never change jobs.”

Most of us don’t have the option of deciding whether or not to change jobs. Things change and suddenly we find ourselves in a crisis. The axe hangs over our heads by a very slender thread.

Even if you have a full-time job, it’s a good idea to dream of what the future could hold and muse about what you would really like to do with the rest of your life.

For example, I just met a culinary student who didn’t want to cook. He wanted to write and ride his Harley. He now has a regular column, writing about food for a biking magazine. O.K. it doesn’t pay a lot, but he’s doing what he wants to do. Sounds good to me.

Have you made a culinary career change? Add your story.

2 thoughts on “Mentor Minute: Chasing A Dream

  1. As a lifelong foodie and recently laid off / unhappy telecom engineer, I am to start culinary school next week. I can’t wait to make this career change! I love to cook, eat, learn & even teach. I’ve always thought that one has to love what they do for a living in order to really be happy. I’ve taken the first step to make it a reality. The future looks so much brighter since I enrolled last week. I know the salary is not going to match what I was making in recent past, but really am OK with this. I know the money will follow. btw, I just received my copy of Food Jobs.

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