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Top of Mind: November 30, 2017
November 30th, 2017
by Bill Boyajian

Have a Hobby

It’s important to have a hobby. Or two. Hobbies feed our creative juices even if we don’t believe we’re particularly creative. We don’t try to make money out of our hobbies, though sometimes we can and they become joyful businesses. And we don’t get famous from our hobbies, although we might gain some local notoriety if we’re really good at it.

But we don’t have hobbies to get rich or famous. We have hobbies to give us an outlet or two, and to make us happy. Hobbies give, rather than take. They keep us from being one-dimensional. They broaden our horizons. Hobbies make us whole.

Can we overdue our hobbies? Probably. I guess if we play video games all day, it may be a bit much. But generally, I wouldn’t worry. You probably have some kind of self-limiting time frame or consciousness that keeps you from overdoing it.

So the next time you feel obsessed with your hobby, relax. You’re doing what you love to do. You’re exercising your creativity. You’re making yourself into a more joyful person. It doesn’t matter if you’re strumming a guitar, planting a plant, knitting a sweater, cooking a delicacy, or swinging a golf club. What matters is you’re enjoying an extension of yourself. And maybe that’s all that really matters.

 

Here are a few Business & Life Tips to think about….

Business Tips:

  • To work is good. To work too much is bad. Pace yourself. Work is more a marathon than a sprint. Work will be there tomorrow.
  • Many entrepreneurs thrive in chaos, but their subordinates generally don’t. Maybe it’s time for those entrepreneurs to lighten up.
  • Ever wonder why your best business ideas occur in the shower, on a walk, or in the garden? Your mind is free to think.

 

Life Tips:

  • If you can create meaning in your life and derive happiness from it, you will become a joyful and complete individual.
  • People tend to want what other people have. We would be far more content (and happy) if we learned to appreciate what WE have.
  • A great goal is to volunteer your time to a nonprofit that needs your help and expertise. It’s good therapy for the soul.


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