Sam the Cooking Guy

Last night I got to listen to “Sam the Cooking Guy” give a very funny and inspiring speech about the path that took him to his Emmy winning cooking show.

Sam’s first career was working for a drug producing company in a job that he “hated”. Wanting a change and with “zero culinary experience” Sam took a big risk. He decided to create a cooking show for TV (a realm that he had “no” experience with) that would cater to the “Average Joe”.

Now, with over 100 cooking shows, 12 Emmy’s and his 3rd cooking book about to hit the bookstores, Sam is living his dream.

Sam’s biggest words of encouragement last night were to do what you love. His encouraging words were “follow your heart, chase your passion and everything will fall into place”. He said that working for the sake of money does not bring happiness or success. Rather, when you do what you enjoy, your energy will reach out to everyone you meet and when you can reach out to people in a positive way – there you will find real success and happiness.

This rather amusing video clip from a segment on the Today Show was one that he said became a pivotal moment in his career that ironically catapulted him into becoming a household name. He said that even when things don’t go the way you hope, if you are following your heart, they have a way of working out. (Sam will appear on the Today Show once again in May for the “10th” time!)

YouTube Preview Image Share This Post



5 Responses to “Sam the Cooking Guy”

  1. Mona says:

    WOULD HAVE BEEN FUN TO SEE HOW EVERYTHING CAME OUT. LOOKS LIKE A SERIOUS BUT FUN GUY.

  2. MARIAN says:

    I DON’T BLAME HIM, I WANTED TO HEAR WHAT ‘ELSE HE SAID’ HE STARTED SAYING “THE LAST TIME I WAS HERE’…
    ,….AND THEN HE WAS CUT OFF.
    THOSE WOMEN BOTH “YACKING” AT THE SAME TIME,
    ….AND THEN HER ‘STUPID COMMENT ,INTERRUPTING HIM ,..
    ..’TWICE NOW ..ABOUT HIS “EYEBROWS BEING ”SHABBY?”
    …………..WHO WAS TACKY AND RUDE
    HE WAS JUST A BIT TACTLESS , BUT ‘SHE ‘WAS RUDE.

  3. Masayo says:

    I think the video is funny and good that Sam told the girls to let him do his work. I love both ladies on the show but sometimes women talks too much. I admire Sam’s accomplishment and yes, anyone who is earning what he/she loves to do is a happy people.

  4. ” Questions unit, statment oppose”.

    It would be good for someone to tel those ladies, that God has given us one mouth and two ear’s.

    Oh, why does so many people want to talk so much. Could it be because of that word ego. A small word with a big meaning.

    Yes, “silence does speak”.

  5. I admire Sam’s courage to shift in to his gift zone and enjoy, love the job with passion. Indeed, heart sees more than the mind can see. Frankly, this serves as an inspiration for me personally to follow the heart and believe what the heart sees as oftentimes, The Somebody- Up – There speaks and guide us through the heart.

Leave a Reply

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

Improve the web with Nofollow Reciprocity.

Twitter links powered by Tweet This v1.8.2, a WordPress plugin for Twitter.

FTC Disclosure Statement: As the owner/sponsor of this site/blog we have the full intention to be compliant with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rules about the use of testimonials and endorsements in advertising and marketing. Accordingly, we want you as a visitor to understand that in some instances we get paid a commission to endorse products or services on this site.

If you have a question about whether or not we’re materially connected with anything that we promote or endorse, please contact us via email at: inspirationmanifestation (@) gmail.com