Business is not pleasure
In all our lives we seem to struggle to find something that we love to do. That we enjoy investing our time and energy in. And that will reward us for it. Something that suits us and pleases us both metaphorically and literally, as it is common knowledge that satisfaction alone cannot pay the bills.
Yet it is very few people who have managed to make a living out of their hobby. Feeling passionate about what you do is one thing. But basing your entire earnings on it is a whole different story.
When you enter the business side of negotiations, you realize that no matter how much you love what you do, it all becomes so commercialized and trivial. It is complicated trying to get a revenue out of what you so far have only seen as a delightful hobby.
You never truly realize what you’re in for, until you’re ankle deep. But when you’re already in the middle of the ocean, you have to swim. No matter the sharks that surround you.
The business transactions involved in making a living out of your dreams often drowns out the fun of what you do, but it all depends on who you work with.
The arduous nature of it all – the bureaucracy, the scamming, the deals – is that in the end you might dislike the very thing that got your heart racing in the first place.
You’ll get excited, thrilled, confused, upset, angry, irritated.
And in the end you’ll just realize you’ve spend an incredible amount of time thinking about inconsiderate people that weren’t even worth it.
There is a reason why the saying goes “don’t mix business with pleasure”.
Doing what you love doesn’t always mean you’ll get a financial reward from it.
So the most you can do, is try to enjoy what you do.
And then have enough time to dedicate to your true passion.
Who knows, maybe one day the right opportunity will come along at the right time, with the right people and the right circumstances to make a living out of it too.