How to make money from your many passions

The thing about not making money with your passions (or talents) is long.

People call you a Jane of all trades, master of none.

Meanwhile, when you make it eh…

The story will change.

They will call you “Multi-talented, Multi-gifted, She’s just too much”

I really used to feel bad when people said that “Jack of all trades, master of none” thing to me, and it made me question myself.

“Why am I so confused?,these talents are supposed to be a blessing not a source of confusion”

I felt like I was the only one with this challenge, until I met TY Bello.

ty bello

Remember her? TY Bello of Kush.

Member of the group that sang, “let’s live together”

Kush

If you remember, they were a hit some years ago.

After a while, they disbanded and TY went into photography.

 

ty bello

I once read an interview she granted and she said she also used to like to make hair while she was in the university. So she was clearly a multi-passionate entrepreneur.

TY Bello is a fellow Jane of all trades like me, so what has she done right?

How come she is so successful and she still sings, photographs, and does the many other creative things that we might not even know about.

Here is what I found out.

Most people say you should pick one thing and stick to it. Become a master in it.

However…everybody is different and one piece of advice cannot suit everybody.

This “stick to one thing” advice is easy for the people who are not so “Jack of all trades” like us.

For some other people like us…it is so difficult because of the way we have been wired.

How do we pick one thing?

How do we know if we are making the right choices?

Do I have to pick?

How do I combine all my passions?

I know how you feel hun…I’ve been there before, and I have found that there is a system to the madness.

You need to make choices…not just random decisions though. You need to make your decisions based on what is important to you and the goals you have for your life.

Let’s go back to TY Bello, we know that she loves to make hair, sing and photograph.

However she choose photography to be her career.

She still sings, but she just sings for fulfillment, just to express herself. Have you ever heard her sing “the land is green” at any concert?

She chose not to commercialize it in that way, not that she can’t do concerts.

It’s what keeps her sane.

As for her hair, we can see how she expresses her style with her hair and even with her dressing. I won’t be surprised if she has a fashion styling side of her, but she has chosen not to commercialize that one.

I know that this is not as easy as it sounds, It will take a lot of soul-searching, trial and error, going back to the drawing board, etc.

Steph

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