Thanks to a round of Enneagram training last year, I found myself scored as a Seven.
I found this recently researching the struggles of Sevens…
“On the negative side, when Sevens are unhealthy, they may dabble in many skills without becoming particularly good at any of them. Because they become bored rather quickly, they lack proper focus that is needed to gain expertise.”
I love learning about new things and trying out anything that looks interesting, often labeling these activities as hobbies. But often I get shiny new object syndrome and I abandon everything to try something new before letting the other hobby really take root and become fruitful.
This year I’m going to try and focus on one hobby only, building my Discogs store.
I don’t like calling my hobbies side hustles. I’m having too much fun selling records via Discogs for it to feel like a hustle. So focusing solely on building the Discogs store shouldn’t feel limiting. It doesn’t mean I can’t take out a vintage camera and shoot some film or create a collage. It doesn’t mean I can’t repair a receiver every now and then. But I can’t do them all at once because they are hobbies I do in my free time, outside of working a regular 40+ a week job. Taking too many on at once burns me out.
So this year I’m going to put the majority of my efforts in building that Discogs store to an incredibly high inventory. I have many records I need to sell, not only to help downsize my collection, but to move some of the records I bought from someone else’s collection last year.
I believe if I build a big enough store then steady sales will come in and we can use that money to help pay off the debt we are trying to be completely rid of by 2022.