Take a look at this short film telling the story of a knife maker from brooklyn who struggled with his career as a writer and decided to step back and just started being handy around the yard. He found out that he really enjoyed making knives and started to just do that to pass the time, then one thing led to another and he is now operating his own hand made knife business.
What I got from this guys story is that you have to be true to yourself. Do what makes you happy in life and the rest will come. Chase your passion and not money because if you chase money you can never be happy.