Success is less about having the right answers than it is about asking the right questions. Doubters, just take a look at Julie Steil.
She started filming her own television show this spring. The Fall City woman wholesales most of her specialty cheeses to chefs in Seattle-area restaurants, and opens a retail shop on weekends. She sells out anyway, since she teaches cheese-making and students clear the shelves of, among other things, cheese-making supplies and her home-made cheesecake.
Plus, it’s not easy to find an open time slot in one of her classes, anyway.
Now in her second career—her third if you include raising a family—Steil is a success by nearly any definition you care to use.
Ask her to define success, though, and you’re more likely to get a question, than an answer.
“What would you do if you could not fail?” she asks. The question hangs as artwork in her Fall City home, and she says, “it’s what I live by.”