John McCarthy, NYC Chef and Artist, Proving to Yourself You Can Do It - Episode 146

John McCarthy, NYC Chef and Artist, Proving to Yourself You Can Do It – Episode 146

John McCarthy is a notable New York City Chef, restaurant owner, and abstract artist who explores subjects in oils, acrylics and mixed media. John’s journey to becoming a famous chef and artist in NYC is not traditional and remarkable. Prior to being a chef and artist, John found incredible success as a New York City lawyer, who poured his heart and soul into litigation and defending his clients during trial. In his early thirties, he achieved an incredibly high level of financial success but it was taking a toll on his life. John refers to litigation and trial law as combat. To de-stress and get a creative outlet, he started taking French culinary classes to deal with the tremendous stress and embrace his creative outlet. September 11 was a turning point for him. He saw the attack on the world trade center from his Manhattan office, and decided he needed a change.

Mike and John cover a ton of great stuff in this episode like what it was like leaving small town America and living on a military base in South Korea during his high school years, how his entry level job at the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would lead him on a path to a highly lucrative law practice, why lawyers see everything as gray, not black and white, the power of manipulating the English language to favor client position, why success is dictated by how you master time management, stress, and problem solving, the state of restaurants in New York City, the impact of the pandemic and mobile food ordering, ghost kitchens and much more.

And now here’s John McCarthy

Mentions during the podcast;

Gordon Ramsey – Hell’s Kitchen

Travis Kalanick – Ghost Kitchens

John McCarthy Art – Contemporary Art | John McCarthy Art

John McCarthy’s Artist Instagram Page https://www.instagram.com/sparrow_suzume_art/?hl=en

John McCarthy’s Culinary Instagram Page – https://www.instagram.com/chefjmc3/?hl=en

John McCarthy’s Artist Facebook Page

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