I’m a big believer in having side projects. In my opinion, it’s one of the best ways to grow yourself. I discussed the benefits in detail in this post (along with some tips to implement them), but here are the points:
- It gives you time to refresh your mind.
- It allows you to explore growth opportunities.
- It challenges you to be creative.
This blog, for instance, was a side project. I was a full-time graduate student at that time and I started this blog to explore English blogging (I already had a blog in Indonesian – my native language – back then). A few years down the road this blog allowed me to quit my day job.
At that point, this blog was no longer a side project. But I kept taking new side projects to expand my personal capacity. A more recent one was my iOS app business.
I’m always exploring new ideas for side projects and I believe you should too. I also believe that we can all learn from each other. So I’d like to ask you:
What side project(s) are you working on?
Giving us some additional tips will be even better 🙂
Please share your answer in the comments so that everyone can read it. Thanks!
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