Where do you see yourself in Five Years…?

It seems that this question is a favorite of most interviewers.  They just love to ask it, however, sometimes I do not see the value of it.  Job interviewing people for a living must be one of the more frustrating things to do.  After a while one has probably heard all the well rehearsed answers over and over again.  Kids out of College have wild ambitions and having plans for every second of their next five years.  Putting out grand schemes and then settling in quickly into a routine once they landed the job.  Candidates having really no weaknesses – apart from that caring too much or working too hard (turning a negative into a positive).  Having interviewed just a few people in my life I can tell you that it all sounds the same after a while.  If you got your answers from a book – so did everyone else.

If you are yourself and follow your dreams you will always be unique.

I had the privilege to meet one of these interesting / unique people at Balcones Distillery in Waco, TX.  Chip Tate had a varied career before he ended up in distilling.  While I do not know the first thing about distilling or the art of making whisky, Chip took time out of his day to show me around the place and have his picture taken for Rareaustin.

Here is a link to the article in their September food issue that has an interesting article about Chip and his crew at Balcones Distillery.

Be yourself – be unique.

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