It can sometimes feel like there isn’t enough time in the day to follow your passion and make a living. Many people work a typical 9-5 just so that they can pay the bills and provide for a family. But, what happens to your inner passion; that spark that drives you, the career you really wish you had? Unfortunately it usually gets pushed aside because when reality sets in you feel that you need to work the job you have rather than follow your dreams. The truth is, there is a way to keep a side hustle and a full time job! Here’s how to make it happen.
Be Organized and Make a Plan
We should always follow our passions, but it’s most important to have a plan while doing so. You can’t go in blind to a project that has the potential to change your life. Organize a plan of what you want your end goal to be and map out a rough timeline so that you have a solid idea of how you want to tackle it.
Set Aside Time to Do it
You can’t achieve your dreams overnight. In addition to having a plan, make sure that you carve out some time in your schedule to actually make it happen. I know the idea of watching Netflix for hours before bed sounds great, but you could be working on making your dream a reality during those hours. Netflix will always be an option, but will your dream job be?
The thought that you can sit down and *bam* your dream is a reality, is unfortunately unrealistic. Realize that great things take time and if you put in the right amount of effort and believe in yourself, you can make it happen in due time.
I am a firm believer in following your dreams, but don’t over work yourself. Working a full time job and trying to manage your side hustle can be hard. If you believe in your dream and making it happen makes you happy, then that is all that matters. Your happiness is the most important thing at the end of the day!
If you truly believe in that passion project, you can make it happen. All you need is a little of balance in your life. Make a plan, schedule some time, be realistic, and put your happiness first!