R020: HOBBIES AREN’T BUSINESS VENTURES!
Simply put, hobbies are spare time pleasurable engagements while businesses are commercial engagements. Hobbies are enjoyable activities; and very informal—if you decide to stress this definition then it’s no longer a hobby! A Business on the other hand is quite formal, straight up and firm—in this case, the liberty for flexibility is restricted unlike your hobby which can be profoundly and unapologetically eccentric, dear? What could be better than that? From a personal perspective, when I think about eccentric, I just lit up and for that, I won’t dare trade my hobbies, they are just in every sense of the word; unwinding! Goodness!
Often times young people feel that everything, absolutely everything must generate revenue—if this is your kind of mindset; then I’m sorry you’d get “premature grey hair”. The fact that you sing, paint, dance and soon on beautifully well doesn’t mean you have a calling for it in the professional world—we are so blinded by the fast forward and money making movement in our society that we forget the beauty of/in rest and relaxation which would directly or indirectly keep us sound enough before juggling another professional responsibility! Now wouldn’t that be ironic to be 100% money conscious and expect sound mind? I believe you can answer for yourself!
Finally, I hope you also realise that the world already exerts so much from you in many ways; from family, to friendships, to other relationships, to work, to other social commitments to even unconscious plans (Yes! Unconscious plans! The brain is that active!) and then you want to deprive yourself of that beautiful and divinely installed leisure pursuit that can only give rest, refreshment, sweeter inspiration and above all; peace of mind?! Come on! To me, that’s just one shade of imbalance—frustration!
NEED I SAY MORE?
Everything isn’t a source of money! The earlier you quit that mentality, the better for you, your health and stability of what you already have going on business wise. A word is enough for the wise!
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Omolola Nkem Odeniyi (popularly known as “NkemLola” the NigerianHybrid) is the host of Razzor podcast. She is God’s leading lady; Multifaceted, an Undisputed Optimist and a Human Smiley who loves work but cherishes sleep! She is quite picky with food but never gives up on her chocolates!