The Strength of Passion in Food, Business and PR

February 10, 2011

My boyfriend, Randy, is a chef instructor at Le Cordon Bleu in Cambridge. When I met him four years ago, I realized two things: 1. We are so different, but, 2. We both have strong passion and desire to be successful in our careers.

Randy wakes up every morning living and breathing food. He teaches the craft – what's new and desirable for today's foodie and what will set his students apart from others when they apply for jobs. He then comes home at night and cooks, reads cookbooks, surfs the net for recipes, and watches the Food Network and YouTube videos on up-and-coming chefs. It's inspiring, really, because he never puts cooking down and his passion has led him to a flourishing career.

Although my passion is not completely comparable to the culinary world, it is stoked by the clients with whom I work everyday. They inspire me to deliver great results, work hard and trust that my efforts will lead them to the next stages of development for their companies. It's just one simple thing like passion that ultimately provides great reward. Reporters see it, clients see it and the team sees it. It makes a story real. Who wants a PR professional who doesn't actually believe in what she does?

It's that thing that makes both Randy and I get up to go to work everyday, as well. We're the types of people who, when you ask us about our work, you fully understand at the end of the conversation why we do what we do and why we are where we are.

Passion is contagious, and it's great to work with people who have and who use it to build something great, something that brings clients back again and again.

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