This period is being called the 'Great Resignation' as more people question how they've been earning a living and seek out alternative ways to 'get their life back'. Maybe you're not in the position to quit, or it's not a clear cut decision for you. If that's the case, maybe consider launching a side hustle.
It seems counterintuitive to commit to extra work when your job is demanding, life is busy, and you're still navigating a Covid world. Then again, perhaps it's the perfect time to try something new, without quitting your day job.
Side hustles provide you with opportunities to pursue your passion, experiment with an idea, express yourself, learn new skills, make new connections, and make some extra money. They're effortful, will eat into your free time, and if you choose right they might help to energise you and build your capacity in other areas of your life. Plus, you never know when a side hustle might just become your new business and career. In the meantime, progressive employers will see the benefit of you stretching yourself and developing new skills in your own time.
It won't be easy. In fact, at different points — many points — you'll think you're just wasting your time. At those moments, be sure to come back to this Playbook.
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