BI 010: Kris Morningstar Perfect Blend Of Passion And Talent

Last weekend I had a blast at the LA Times Travel Show.  There were tons of booths featuring many different states and countries.  Activities galore like a repelling wall, rock climbing, and a zipline.  Why would executive chef Kris Morningstar of Ray’s in the LACMA standout as a speaker in a travel show?  Also find out who this week’s Listener of the Week is.  Here’s a hint.  He blogs at

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22 Responses

  1. Good advice Buck. It’s hard to do anything for long that doesn’t really inspire. You’re lucky to be living in LA where you have access to an endless choice of conventions and shows like this. All we get in Virginia Beach is gun shows. I have to confess, I’m not really into guns.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Thanks Hunter! Hitting as many shows as possible. With the baby coming around the corner, I may be strapped for time. Can you visit neighboring state shows? Havent been to a gun show myself, haha!

  2. Ive read about Kris Morningstar. Hes definitely passionate about food and cooking. I like the way positive energy transfers to others. Those people with the X factor that are social catalysts are truly fun to be around.

  3. Passion is so key. Even if you excel at something you are not passionate about, you won’t feel fulfilled. You will exist. You may even provide for your family. You will not be truly living though.

  4. Arlee Bird says:

    When ones career is filled with passion for what one is doing, then the work is not a chore, but a fulfilling way to use time wisely. I don’t think a lot of people are very excited about going to work every day.

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    • Buck Inspire says:

      You nailed it. No wonder so many people are so unhappy. They are not doing a job they truly enjoy! Classic struggle between money and passion. What would you choose?

  5. I have such a huge respect for passionate people. It’s like they live life being true to themselves. They know what they love and they aren’t afraid to show it. I find people like that inspiring.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      I feel exactly the same way. These type of people move me to write or speak about them because they seem to “get it”. They also push me to do the same for myself. Hope you do too!

  6. Apparently LA is the IT place with so many shows (and interesting ones!) happening all the time. Nothing like this here, in our boring Salt Lake. 🙂
    Passion will sustain ANY hobby or activity. I believe that passion also brings inspiration. These two elements are essential. Combined they are unstoppable.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      I keep this up and the Mayor’s gonna have to give me a key to the city! Doesn’t Utah have skiing and a film festival? Passion, Inspiration, Perspiration? Can’t forget about hard work!

  7. Jai Catalano says:

    That was the coolest thing ever. I just got home tired as hell from work and now I am wide awake beaming with happiness. Thanks Buck. 🙂

  8. AverageJoe says:

    You gave up zip lining for some “awesome speaker”? Where are your priorities, man?

    As usual, Roshawn said what’s on my mind. Money follows passion, not the other way around.

  9. Great advice Buck! I have many interests that I am passionate about and I feel it is key to my happiness.

  10. Man life flows so perfectly when you live with passion.
    I am blessed enough to love my work, and I can truly say there is nothing better than waking up in the morning and saying I LOVE MY LIFE.
    A life without passion and adding value to other peoples lives is just not worth living.

  11. Divina says:

    Kris Morningstar is someone who can inspire people because of his passion ans talent, especially in cooking. Im glad to know that you have already meet him. Hows he as a person?

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