When your Hobby is your Job

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  1. You will see possibilities in your job, but the same possibilities can overwhelm you especially if you are excited about them all.
  2. Follow your passion is a strong word but nobody told you about laziness, fatigue, or lack of motivation. That stuff will cripple you. According to Dan Lok, success is more guaranteed if you are ready to give what it takes rather than just following your passion.
  3. Fuse a hobby and a job and you get a repetitive hobby, and hobbies are not meant to be so. You will need to cope with that, maybe make a dynamic schedule, or spice things up.
  4. If you enjoy your hobby too much, most likely you will outwork yourself trying to derive utility from that hobby. For example, I had to set up schedules to leave the PC after several work cycles in a day (I usually work in 30min/ 2hrs blocks).
  5. If you like your work, you are very likely to skip rest, vacations and work-leaves and it is not advisable. No matter how much you love work you need time to refresh, reset, and reload.
  6. Full retirement is a joke for when you like your work too much, you will probably do it till you die, although it can evolve in its form, you will still find a way to engage, whether as an employee, a business owner, a billionaire or an 80-year-old man.

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