Howdy! Taking a break from our multi-part series on Finding Your Why…
This simple, un-staged photo from the shop at the old house says a lot.
I had just completed this piece of furniture. Every stick of it is designed, milled from rough lumber, assembled, and finished by yours truly.
At the same time, I was starting to finish the 31 Roadster in the background.
Woodworking and classic cars are not just a “passion”. They are my happy place, my meditation. Working on these things is where I can achieve flow in an instant and, poof, 4-6-8 hours have gone by without noticing.
But I will never make them my “job,” though I’ve been cajoled into doing so for years. There are some things that should just remain hobbies, if for no other reason than your mental health.
I may sell the pieces or the cars when they are done, but I will never take an order from a would-be customer. It’s an impossibility.
As a lifelong entrepreneur, I naturally gravitate toward the monetization of everything. Simply the way I’m wired. So it’s not “easy” to keep a hobby a hobby, especially when the world pulls you in the other direction.
What boundaries do you keep around your “sacred hobbies” as it were? How do you keep them in their purest state?
See you on the journey…
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