Posts tagged: Inspired Drifter

Jon Stewart’s Stuck Moment as a Drifter

| October 18, 2011
tumblr_ltacemFcT01r1rlhw.jpg

His stuck moment: After graduating from college with a degree in psychology, Stewart wandered through seven jobs in two years, ranging from contract administrator to puppeteer.

He sets a goal: Banking on his college rep as a funnyman, he moved to New York City to break into stand-up comedy.

Unstuck result: He scored a steady gig at the Comedy Cellar and eventually got his own TV show, “The Jon Stewart Show,” on MTV in 1993.

(All information comes from public sources and does not imply endorsement of read more

Colonel Harland Sanders’s Stuck Moment as a Drifter

| October 18, 2011
tumblr_ltac9p0wmQ1r1rlhw.jpg

His stuck moment: Sanders had trouble finding a career that would stick. By the age of 40, he had tried steamboat captain, farmer, insurance salesman, and railroad fireman, before eventually buying a service station in Corbin, KY.

He sets a goal: By cooking meals for his service station customers, Sanders built a local following. Encouraged, he moved his operation to a motel with a restaurant, where he spent nine years developing his secret recipe for frying chicken.

Unstuck result: The first Kentucky Fried Chicken opened in 1952; by the early 60s, Sanders’s recipe was sold at more than 600 franchised outlets.

(All information comes from public sources and does not imply endorsement of read more

Julia Child’s Stuck Moment as a Drifter

| October 18, 2011
tumblr_lta9k8m77z1r1rlhw.jpg

Her stuck moment: As wife of a U.S. embassy official in Paris—but without a job or children—Child lacked purpose to her days. 

She sets a goal: She fell in love with Parisian food, so, in spite of her shaky attempts in the kitchen to date, she tasked herself with learning how to cook French. 

Unstuck result: Child graduated from Le Cordon Bleu cooking school and co-authored the bestseller “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” 

(All information comes from public sources and does not imply endorsement of read more