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Marching to the Beat of Your Drum: Paul Francis at Zildjian Cymbals

Do you hate getting up for work in the morning? Did it occur to you that you might in the wrong career field? It’s no secret that we perform better and achieve more in areas we enjoy. If you find yourself in a dead-end job with no way out, it’s time to consider what your passions are, and how you could be doing the things you love for a living.

If this sounds too good to be true, why not check out what Paul Francis, Director of Research and Development at Zildjian Cymbals has to say. Paul lives, eats, and breathes cymbals; he also landed his dream job. And while he holds an R&D job title, he spends much of his time using his hands to hammer cymbals into pitch-perfect shape.

In episode 22 of Workforce Stories, a web-series dedicated to narrating the workforce, Paul reveals how went from sweeping floors to working with top name in the music industry (Aerosmith, Journey, Bruce Springsteen); how he inherited 400 years of cymbal knowledge; and how he was able to turn his passion into a paycheck.

If you are ready to take the next step in your career, this is going to prime time viewing. Remember, we all start somewhere. Even the President has to apply for a job; think about your opportunities, and ask if you could be happier, wealthier, or more free in your choices. You’d be amazed at how many people can find and land their dream job if only they take the first step.

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