Thursday, October 25, 2007

What's the Worst That Can Happen?

After visiting Fork last week, I bought the new book Forklore by its owner, Ellen Yin.

The opening chapters recount Yin's love for food, and how she had been working in a totally different field - healthcare administration - when she realized that she should give the restaurant business a try.

What was the harm? If it didn't work out, she could always return to what she had been doing.

I thought that was a wise observation: If it doesn't work out, you don't curl up and die. You just regroup and move on.

But maybe you'll create a successful and well-respected restaurant in the meantime!

Change is always hard, but the rewards can be amazing when you take a risk that you're passionate about.

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