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I often hear friends and colleagues say they don’t have time for a hobby. I’m guilty of it too. But there are surprising ways hobbies can help your career. You may be asking how since our hobbies were so different – from crossword puzzles to wine tasting and photography to painting. But stick with us, there is a connection.
Our community discussions on the #CMWorld Twitter chat tend to include some of my favorite tweets. We learn about each other and realize the wonderful opportunities our relationships can bring. This provide an opportunity to grow, making us better at our work.
— Dana Lemaster (@DanaLemaster) May 26, 2020
A3: Just the creative/learning aspect. I decided I wanted to learn how to make an animated video, so I did one for work last year. It was challenging and fun and a nice creative outlet. #CMWorld
— Jill Golden (@_goldengrams) May 26, 2020
A3: My hobbies don’t make their way into any part of my life anymore, haha. Other than work BEING my favourite hobby. #CMWorld
— Lane Anderson (@Lane_Anderson) May 26, 2020
A3: Sometimes, it’s just a great conversation starter with my coworkers. It is nice to have something to talk about with them, outside of marketing. #CMWorld
— Lindsay Hottovy (@LHContent) May 26, 2020
A3. The first hobby that made its way into my work life was beauty writing. I started 6 years ago and it’s been an additional income for 3 years now. Let’s see if cooking can make its way next. ?#CMWorld
— iamslthomas (@iamslthomas) May 26, 2020
A5: yes! I wrote a blog post about how the @backstreetboys marketed their latest album. I shared it in a BSB fan group and met a fellow bsb/marketing lover! I now am a correspondent in her membership community ? #cmworld pic.twitter.com/KlSWVmIXGl
— Brianne Fleming (@brianne2k) May 26, 2020
A5: I’m working on a cookbook of some of my recipes, & students have convinced me to sell it on my website when it’s done. Peer encouragement! ?
I’ve also connected with other designers that cook. And I have a brand partnership “in the works” but don’t we all ?. #CMWorld
— Rachel Wendte (@rkwendte) May 26, 2020
— Paula Kreba (@paula_kreba) May 26, 2020
I was part of a marathon training running group and met 2 CEO’s along the way! One became a client and the other became a BFF. #CMWorld
— Lisa Baer (@lbaer_lisa) May 26, 2020
Content marketers are driven. We strive to do our best work. This week’s #CMWorld Twitter chat shows the importance of hobbies and how denying ourselves these interests can hold us back. What is your favorite hobby or pastime outside of work? How did this interest come about? Leave us a comment; we’d love to know.
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