Ever heard of a “hobby hub”?
Ever thought about imparting your skills to the younger generation?
Your skill could be your tomorrow!
The world of work is being disrupted by technology on many levels and brings us many new and exciting opportunities. As we grow older and are close to the end of our formal career, we yearn for more time to be able to do the things we love. Today I want to chat about how your hobby can also be used as a driver of change, healing, and engagement.
The range of hobbies is wide and varied. Some of us want to learn and others are keen to share and teach. Many are saddened when they need to downscale and do not have place for their hobby in the retirement development. How can we think differently about these challenges and create a different future?
We need to do some out-of-the-box thinking, both for ourselves and the communities where we live. Working with others as part of a community, sharing ideas, working on projects together, and learning from one another can change our future.
Imagine if we could open “hobby hubs” to younger people, keen to learn a skill from a master? The younger generation may be keen to learn a skill and not have the money to invest in the equipment. In this way we have both joy and legacy as an elder teaches a younger person something he or she loves. This is both uplifting and great for our health, and we are given the opportunity to pass the baton and skills to our younger generation.
Here are some examples to ponder:
· Person who has created businesses teaches and mentors young entrepreneurs
· Skilled carpenter teaches a group of high school students a specific skill
· Writer shares their communication skills
· Quilter runs a class for younger women wanting to learn the skill of quilting
· Group of youngsters come and teach us how to Skype and use other technology that will help enlarge our lives
· An art workshop includes different generations and time for discussion to learn from one another
· Teaching a group how to blog and record their history
The world is changing. Creative crafts are a place of healing and sharing.
How do we ensure that we do not remove these very important parts of our lives
and cut ourselves off from humanity?
50plus-skills is a membership-based community
where we share, connect, collaborate, and learn from one another.
There is a cost of R500 per year to join and this includes a half-day workshop, as well as monthly online learning dialogues for members by members.
A great way to unlock your personal talents and dreams
and make a difference while earning.
Register today at www.50plus-skills.co.za
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