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Episode 15: Why We Need Hobbies

Episode 15: Why We Need Hobbies

Hello everybody and welcome, welcome, welcome…

… To episode 15 of Kosmo Unfiltered.

Now, as most of you will know, Wes and I have been telling our stories for around 15 episodes now. 

We’ve been sharing secrets about life and business. Filled in with some general chit-chat about the world nowadays.

But today, we’re gonna be talkin’ ‘bout somethin’ we haven’t even mentioned yet.

Today’s topic is…

*drum roll, please*

…hobbies.

Yup! ‘Cos it’s all well an’ good working in your 9-5 and loving your job. But at the end of the day, you gotta have something to fill up your 5-9.

And it can’t just be sitting on your ass eating Doritos…

Why You Gotta Get Off Your Ass

Okay, listen close, here.

Do you like watching Monday Night Football?

I sure as hell do.

In fact, I love it.

But here’s the thing: it ain’t my hobby.

I’ve had plenty of hobbies in my life (and still do, but watching football on the couch ain’t one of them.)

Why not?

Because you have to get up off your ass!

Think of it this way: humans are designed for movement. 

When we used to live in caves and hunt for our food, if we lay around all day in the same place, we would starve to death.

Movement, challenge, and excitement are literally hard-wired into our DNA. It’s just something we can’t afford to ignore.

But even think of it like common sense:

Sitting around all day is boring.

It’s even more painful to watch someone do it.

And I’ll tell ya all about that. 

‘Cos for a long time I didn’t have a hobby. I would just lay around after work and do nothing. My wife will tell you all about how boring it was.

She’d ask: “ You wanna do something?”

And you could probably guess my answer.

When Your Hobby Becomes Boring

Okay, so when you do find a hobby you like, you gotta be careful with it.

Because the minute that you wake up and realize that you HAVE to do it… it becomes less interesting.

I have no doubt that even guys who are at the very top of their industry: take LeBron James, Michael Jordan’s, etc…

I have no doubt that at least one morning a year, they wake up and think, “Man do we have to do this today?”.

It just goes to show. What once started out as a passion can become a resented pastime if you’re not careful.

Like even when I think back to my BBQ days. Man, I loved it, just being in the outdoors, adventure, the company we had. Everything. I loved it.

But when I first opened my BBQ business… it all changed slightly.

I could feel it. Don’t get me wrong, I still loved it. But I just felt that if I wasn’t careful… Y’know… I’d end up on the wrong path, not doing what I truly enjoyed. 

Homework

What are your hobbies? Do you have any hobbies that you’d like to try out? Let us know by tweeting us @kosmounfiltered.

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