545 - The Real Value of Creativity

Episode: 545

Episode Title: The Real Value of Creativity

If you’re using your 5 to 9 hours to do something creative, does it have to be a side hustle that brings in cash? Here’s why I don’t think so, next on The Perna Syndicate.


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Welcome to a new day on The Perna Syndicate! All week we’ve been talking about the dangers of a workaholic mindset. If you’re a recovering workaholic (or just want to make sure you never fall into that lifestyle), the answer is to exercise your brain in creative ways. Find a new hobby to fill your 5 to 9 hours—and never stop learning and developing as a whole person. 


The creative projects we pursue in our free time can have a tremendously positive effect on the rest of our lives—including our career. But sometimes we still feel like we have to justify those pursuits, that they have to produce something tangible.


At times, those side projects may end up bringing in money and that’s great. But the whole point of doing something creative is that it’s something you’re passionate about. Period.


You don’t have to turn every passion into a career or a moneymaking hustle. Sometimes you just need to pursue what you love because it helps you set boundaries and fight burnout—not because it will make you a millionaire.


In the end, the real value of creativity is how it helps you combat the workaholic culture that can suck the life out of you. And that’s a message that all of us, no matter where we are in our careers, can take to heart. 


I appreciate you tuning into The Perna Syndicate this week! Workaholism is a highly relevant topic and I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. Connect with me any time on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter to join the conversation. We’ll see you back here for more next week on The Perna Syndicate. Take care!


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