Whatever job I’m doing I try to do the best I can with it and enjoy it for what it is and what it entails. I passed the time in the shoe shop by trying to be the best damn shoe salesman in the whole of New Jersey. The fact that I didn’t succeed and ended up washing the coffee cups in the kitchen didn’t really matter. I just tried to get those coffee cups the cleanest they’d ever been. Playing in the band was another job. The only difference was, I was finally doing the one thing that I had any aptitude for.
- Jon Bon Jovi, who worked selling shoes before becoming a rock star and actor