We are all ridiculously busy. If you’re not currently in that camp, you are a rare breed; and, if I’m being honest, I simply don’t know why you’re not! But I’m a crazy one. I love to be overly committed and hyper-involved. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Currently, the number of hats I wear has diminished a bit, as I have rolled off a board or two in the past few years. I count among my present roles the following: stay-at-home mommy, executive vice president of Junior League of Memphis, strategic communications consultant, freelance journalist, neighborhood association volunteer, Bible study member and amateur screenwriter. Of course, don’t forget super cool wife, hilarious friend and brilliant daughter.
But even with everything I have going on, I’m always looking for more. I am gleefully part of a trend that has taken ahold of our culture in the past few years – you know, the one where everyone has a side hustle. I could make you scroll for hours to read this blog if I were to list all of the multi-level marketing options there are out there. We all know someone who sells each one of them … even without six degrees of separation. And to those people, I say, “More power to you!” Whether it is to make an extra buck here and there, or it is your entire income, or you are just doing it because you’re bored, it’s all good.
I love to hear all of the various ways busy people spend their time. Whether it is serving on advisory boards, volunteering in the community, or even shuttling energetic, active kids around (busy adults in training), everyone has something else going on. And thanks to pervasive internet, anyone can start and grow a business of any kind; the possibilities are endless.
I firmly believe people are enriched by new experiences, new challenges and new people in their lives. Therefore, the busiest people are the most fortunate, and possibly the most interesting. So, here’s your challenge for 2018 – you better get yourself a side hustle, or two or three. And when you do, I’d love to hear more about it!
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