808-Side Hustles for the Fun of It

Episode: 808 

Episode Title: Side Hustles for the Fun of It


Not only are young people not afraid to pursue their passions, they also aren’t afraid to fail. Let’s talk about it, next on The Perna Syndicate.


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This is The Perna Syndicate—I’m glad you could join me! During Covid, we saw a rise in people pursuing their passions, simply because they had more free time to practice them. Suddenly, those ‘backburner’ passions, that were always there, were able to come to the forefront.  


In the current day, many young people especially are continuing to pursue these passions—and even monetize them where possible. Might as well cash in on those hard-earned talents! This is where the shift from hobby to side hustle begins. And it’s one reason why it has become more important for young people to consider long-term strategies for their passions.  


But thinking long-term is somewhat relative here. The time horizon for members of Gen Z often doesn’t extend out as far as retirement. It still feels too out of reach to them. Young people are focused on the present and they want to find ways to further their passions in the ‘now.’ And that’s why they’re not afraid to fail. The stakes won’t make or break their future. 


If side hustles become a critical part of their income someday, that’s icing on the cake. But the main value of side hustles for Gen Z is, honestly, just the fun of it. 


People who can engage in what they love are happier, more productive, and less prone to burnout—3 big reasons why their 9 to 5 employers should support their workforce as they pursue their passions on the side.  


Thank you for tuning in to The Perna Syndicate today! Tomorrow, we’ll discuss how different the younger and older generations really are when it comes to pursuing a side passion. See you then!

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