Unable to find any work as a teacher or academic, Albert Einstein took a job as a clerk at the Swiss Patent Office.
He found the lack of intellectual challenge perfect for his side hustle.
To Albert Einstein, the patent office was “that worldly cloister where I hatched my most beautiful ideas.”
A clear understanding of your hustle (the job that pays your bills and feeds your stomach) and side hustle (the work that feeds your soul) can make all the difference.
If intellectually underwhelmed at your current job, get a side hustle.
If emotionally unfulfilled in your job, get a side hustle.
Imagine, for a moment, if Einstein felt trapped and failed to see the real value of his job at the Patent Office. If Einstein didn’t have a side hustle, thousands (and thousands) of college students around the US would probably not have a picture of him in their dorm rooms.
Side hustles can save you.
Most of all, side hustles can make you.
What’s your side hustle?
References and Resources
The Music – The People (Live)
Blur – Song 2 (Live)
Note: Originally posted January 18, 2018