Reminds me of a study that showed folks who had external, serious hobbies demonstrated better work performance and satisfaction, especially if that hobby/activity is something very different from the main money-making daily grind.
And of course, this quote: “Jack of all trades, master of none, though oftentimes better than master of one.”
Good read, although I am back & forth on his thesis throughout the piece.
He touches on the risks of burnout & the simpler times/fields many of his idolized stoics enjoyed, but I would be into going deeper.
This is surely meant for a specific niche of reader (it's Ryan Holiday after all) but it does leave so many people who don't have the luxury of time and energy to devote to multi-hyphenate skills out of mind.
These articles are always enjoying and a bit inspiring, but I always want to see more "how".
How do you balance a farm, writing career, and family? How do you make all this so easy & pro?
I manage to balance writing, client work, and a few backyard chickens but...how much reality is actually being trimmed off to make this idyllic case.
Maybe I just need to get more into stoicism ha.