Lately, I think a lot of people can relate to having a lot going on. Looking around me, people I know have skills and talents that they spend their “free” time doing.
These multiple projects are not about making money as a primary objective. Often, these are things that would be created just because of the interest.
But, making money from these projects would be nice, too. Of course. Generally, everyone would want to make money from their natural skills and talents. That’s how you “do what you love and don’t work a day in your life.”
Truthfully, that kind of self-employment based on your interests takes time to build. Time, and money. and with real life bills that need to be paid, side projects don’t always get first priority.
Then there are projects that are free of cost. But, they’re not totally free because you spend time doing it. As they say, “Time is money” . But, when you are genuinely interested in what you’re doing, it’s a pleasure to spend your time building or creating whatever it is.
I guess the whole point is that when you really feel passionate about your projects, they are not a burden on your time or wallet.
Spending energy in positive projects is a great way to spend your time. That’s kind of what hobbies are for too.
The darkside of having too many projects is when you get into the pitfall of not finishing them. You start things and then don’t see it through.
I’ve certainly been guilty of this undesirable circumstance. I think I’d be better off if I actually finished some certain things.
Now, of course some projects won’t ever been “finished.” I’m not talking about an unfinished painting or novel. I’m talking about something like a YouTube channel. Very rarely does a channel begin, post 3 videos, and then say “okay, I’m done.” No. Creating videos and content along those lines is like a continuous thing, as long as you have something to say.
But, sometimes we start things and then realize they’re not for us. If that’s the case then yeah, you really are done probably.
In those cases, you’re probably not very passionate about video creation in the first place. Perhaps you need to find your chosen format but to be completely done? I don’t think it was ever your thing if you can let it go so easily.
I guess the last thing to say about having a lot of projects is to determine the results that you’re getting.
Not everything is for everyone. If you’ve been doing something for a while and you’re not getting better then it may not be for you.
If you’re self-employed and you’ve been doing a project for a while and it hasn’t made money ever, it may not be for you.
This isn’t about giving up, it’s just being realistic about the fact that we have limited amounts of time and energy on this Earth. Do the things that you’re good at!
If sharing your projects are very important to you, go with the projects that other people enjoy seeing from you. Go with the results.
For me, I was just talking to my friend Kofi about adding yet another content to Easy Light Sources. It’s similar to something I’ve gotten good results from in the past too but I had to seriously ask myself, am I doing too much?
The answer is no, I’m not doing too much. In reality, I’m not doing enough. But, I am doing a lot. Easy Light Sources is all that I have time for right now and if it doesn’t tie into that then I probably won’t spend time doing it.
If you’re building a brand, try to make everything tie together in one way or another. That’s actually solid advice.