All over the world, there have been stories of people stepping out of their comfort zones to do things they previously only dreamt of. This is the story of a Max Polyakov, a thirty-four year old who stopped being fulfilled with his 9 to 5 and decided to go down a career path that he could only dream of before.
Some say, in Max Polyakov’s words, if you are moving and you hit a brick wall, you might have to reroute, and sometimes do a full u-turn.
Max Polyakov explained that during the course of his previous job, he realized that he longer felt fulfilled doing the work. He saw that he needed something extra to take up the growing void ins heart. To make matters worse, the promotion he had been waiting for always kept passing over his head. Max Polyakov said to himself that drastic change needed to occur with the direction of his life.
Max Polyakov recounted that fateful night when he sat by himself in his armchair and thought to himself that things needed to change. For many, a change requires a simple switch in thinking, but for Max Polyakov who seemed to have already attained great heights in his career, a change meant taking a trip.
Initially, for someone who had worked so long in finance and yet, had the guts to quit, Max Polyakov seemed woefully prepared for the job ahead. Max Polyakov recounted with a chuckle how he sat down randomly looking through his options on his laptop to search for feasible ways of earning an income. He nearly ended up in a casino. Max Polyakov did that search for a while and finally found what he thought he might want to do with the rest of his life.
An old recollection of the job Max Polyakov once had in the kitchen solved this quandary. Max Polyakov recounted with glee the moment the idea hit him. He began to look for jobs that required kitchen expertise. Luckily for him Max Polyakov found that a café in Brussels called Murka needed a fresh touch in the kitchen. Max Polyakov was not deterred by his age. He sent in his CV and received a call immediately.
As he recounted the story, Max Polyakov went on to talk about how hard work and taking risks brought him to his current position. His life at Murka was fast and demanding, yet he felt every bit more fulfilled than he had felt working at his financial firm. Max Polyakov was able to excel in his chosen field although it seemed like a late move. He admonished all the people listening to always be ready to take risks. After all, life was indeed too short to be stuck in a job you did not care for.