Tell us about the time in your career when you felt the most stuck.
Bernath: I would say I felt most stuck right after competing on Chopped on the Food Network when I was 11. At that point, I had no idea what would come from the experience. Having lost the show, I had no idea if I’d be a big disappointment to everyone or if this would be the end of my cooking. I choose just to ride the wave, work hard and see where it took me. Little did I know that I’d still be going at it now, more than five years later, accomplishing all the dreams of little Eitan.
What advice would you give to anyone looking to launch a business or new creative endeavor?
Bernath: I would say the most important piece of advice I would give would be something I believe I heard my friend Lilly Singh talk about in an interview. It’s easy to think that happiness is a destination to reach one day, but in reality, there is no destination because your goals are ever-changing. So to truly succeed, you need to find happiness in the journey. Instead of working on something you hate doing so that “one day” you can live a life that will make you happy, make the process of reaching your goals what brings you true happiness.