Source | LinkedIn | Raghavan Sampathkumar | Seasoned Agri-Food professional | Communicator | Author | Poet | Singer | Actor | Mentor | Guest faculty | Learner
It was far beyond what I thought I can do. But my recent experimentation with acting on the stage along with professionals taught me a heap of things to be cherished forever.
1. There is more to life than work
There is always more to life than the usual 9-5 job. Of late, I am dabbling with a few hobbies including poetry, writing books, scribbling my random thoughts in my personal blog and also singing. In all of these, I find great opportunities to destress and unwind. With these, I am expanding my sphere of knowledge in different dimensions and gain an understanding of things beyond my everyday world. Also, I find these hobbies helping greatly in many other ways in my professional life too for example, making a PowerPoint presentation interesting; engaging with the audience using humor while speaking at a conference etc.
2. Comfort zone sucks
Comfort zone is an amazingly blissful and absolutely peaceful place to be sans surprises, questions and anything unusual. But there, nothing exciting can emerge or thrive. The feeling of butterflies fluttering in my stomach when I try something completely outside of my comfort zone, keeps me on my toes and it gives me an opportunity to experience new things that I would normally avoid. But the rush of adrenaline and the new experiences are priceless.