Guy Fieri is probably one of the most mega-successful people who were able to pursue a career in the field of their choice. Not only he owns plenty of successful restaurants, but he also stars in numerous television shows on Food Network. Not to mention the star he earned on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this year.
Guy Fieri’s Career
But his success came from a humble beginning. He used to sell pretzels in Northern California until he started climbing the ladder of the restaurant business, from a restaurant manager position, district manager, and finally opening his own restaurant in Santa Rosa, California, Johnny Garlic’s.
It was just a matter of time until he and his business partner branched out in numerous locations. Now, Guy owns multiple restaurants such as Guy’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar, Guy Fieri’s Chicken Guy!, and Guy’s Pig & Anchor BBQ. He expanded his empire in the show business hosting several TV shows including Guy’s Ranch Kitchen, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and Guy’s Grocery Games.
Important Life Lessons
Being a foreign exchange student in France helped him become the man that he is right now. Guy said in an interview that he realized that the planet is so much larger than our comfort zone. Even though he had seen most of the United States during his travels with his parents, being in a foreign country felt very different.
His father’s pieces of advice left a huge impact on his life as well, and he’s trying to pass on those values to his children. During their family’s recent road trip to Canada, he took the opportunity to have a heart-to-heart conversation with his kids about how they should handle the ups and downs in this life. Guy also said that communicating with his children and listening to their opinions is as important as managing his businesses.
He was very grateful that his childhood was full of memories of him and his father discussing serious matters. He aims to guide his kids the same way his father did. Despite all the fortune that his children could inherit, he believes that knowledge is the most precious thing that he could give them.
In an interview, Guy said that the secret to a very successful career is surrounding yourself with ambitious people. If you want to maximize your potential, then you have to be with the individuals that could bring out the best in you.
After all, they said that who you spend your time the most with is the reflection of your own personality as well.