One of my favorite ways to start the day is to read something inspiring as I sip my morning coffee.
She mentioned an article in the New York Times by Frank Hyman titled “I’m Making A Living From My Hobbies”.
Frank shares how he has taken several of his interests and things he loves to do and makes his living.
I think one of his great points is that rather than doing just one thing and perhaps struggling to earn enough income from it, he chooses to tap into several of his skills and talents to earn his living.
He also allows himself to try different things, and to find out what works for him.
The other benefit of his multiple streams of income is variety to keep things interesting.
There is also the benefit of not putting all your eggs in one basket. Especially when circumstances around you change, you can adapt more easily.
I know for myself that no matter how much I like doing something, whether it is making jewelry, writing, painting, photography, sewing, or cooking, I enjoy variety.
I think mixing up your week or your day with different things also helps you to be more creative and to use both sides of your brain.
However, It doesn’t mean doing ten things at once. One of the hardest things for me is to limit the number of projects I take on at one time so that I have the satisfaction of completing them.
Frank Hyman’s article gives you permission to realize things don’t always have to be done conventionally to work.
What sounds like fun to you? How could you play with the possibilities?