Are You Doing It?

  • August 12, 2009
  • Starr Million Baker

I’m a huge Food Network fan these days – ironic, since I don’t cook a lick. Hubby thinks it means I’m going to bust out with a gourmet meal any day now, but it really just means I find these people fascinating. Take for instance Duff Goldman, chef and owner of Charm City Cakes – and star of Ace of Cakes. Last night I caught his Chefography – fascinating stuff. Duff has found his calling in life and he didn’t do it by waking up and thinking “I want to decorate cakes when I grow up!” Instead, he cultivated the things in life that he loved to do – art in high school, cooking thereafter – worked hard, took internships and lower paying jobs to make sure he could spend his time doing what he loved, and then one day he made a cake for a friend’s wedding. And someone said, “Dude, you should really make cakes for a living.” And he thought, “Yep, I should!” and an entrepreneur, star and all-around happy guy in his chosen profession was born.

duff goldman

To me, doing what you love everyday is the key to happiness. Because man, if you’re spending 40 hours a week doing something you hate, you’re a miserable human being and who wants to be (or be around) that? And what I learned from Duff is that it’s a journey, not a destination, to find that thing. So get on it.