The ladies are joined by long time surfer and friend of Laurel’s, Jo Pickett. She’s a surf coach, mentor and organizes the Wahine (women’s only) surf contest. Jo also has a knack for turning her hobby into work. Ashley has done the same thing with freediving and Laurel hopes to do this with her writing. But what are the pros and cons? Will you end up hating your hobby or is “doing what you love” really all it sounds like it’s cracked up to be? Listen in, find out and most importantly, enjoy the ride.
Post Session Notes
-Jo finds that having come back to NC from Costa Rica she has to re-learn how to surf our home waves again. She says, “If you learn to surf here, you can surf anywhere!”
-Laurel gets advice from Jo about taking turns on the waves.
-Ash gives free advice to teach your kids to swim. Just add water!
Injustice of the Week
-Ash hates on the word “passion” again.
-The girls talk about the cliche to do what you love. Sometimes you just gotta get a job.
-Jo reminds us of the importance of the trades.
-Jo turned her hobby into work on accident. She worked at Corning and was pushed into coaching by popular demand.
-She talks about the joys of coaching and mentoring as her wisdom progresses.
-Ash has a similar story regarding her start into freediving education and swim lessons. Another accident.
-They chat about the transition from a “real job” into physical fitness into surf lessons. How did it logically happen?
-How about burn out? It’s a real thing so how do you cope when your hobby is also your job?
-Laurel talks about building rapport with kids. She also talks about her inspiration for her first novel, Foam!
-Maybe the secret to monetizing your hobby is not trying to monetize your hobby. Go in slowly and gain some knowledge ahead of time.
-Uh oh, they’re back on goal setting!
-Be free from the love of money and be content. God’s got your back! A fair reminder….
-Be content and keep things slow. This ensures a healthy attitude and better growth and sustainability.