What Julia Child can teach you about business

Famous cook, author and TV host Julia Child introduced millions of people to the art of French cooking. But would you believe she didn’t learn to cook till she was in her late 30s?

Julia Child had a wide variety of interests. She played basketball in college, then worked as an advertising copywriter and freelance writer. Later, she worked on secret projects, including making sure sharks would not blow up underwater munitions. After marrying a prominent diplomat, she moved to Paris. There, inspired by her husband’s interest in fine cuisine, she studied at Le Cordon Bleu cooking school.

It just goes to show that you can follow more than one path in life. If you’ve been thinking that you’d like to try something new — or that it’s too late to shift gears, stop for a moment and consider "What if?"

Of course, your late 30s doesn’t seem so old to me. But even if you’re twice that age, there’s no reason you can’t try your hand at something new. In fact, you’ll be able to draw from all the other experiences and skills you have.

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