In pursuit of happiness, fulfillment and in search for work I love, I created The Spin-Off Project: a lifestyle design experiment that allows me to discover my talents, develop my skills and find my passions.
Last updated: March 1, 2017
After earning a master’s degree in European Studies, I got accepted for an internship at the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Holland.
Four months of politics later, while working directly for the ambassador, it became clear to me that I wasn’t going to be pursuing a career in foreign affairs after all.
I had bet my future on the wrong horse and was now stuck with a useless degree in one pocket, and in the other .. nothing. No dreams, no big passions and no extraordinary talents.
If I was ever going to be successful, I needed to figure out what I’m good at and what I love doing most in life.
Starting over with The Spin-Off Project
In search of true happiness and work I love, I thus created The Spin-Off Project: a lifestyle design experiment that allows me to discover my talents, develop my skills and to find my passions.
It all comes down to a list of 12 different lifestyles to which I’ve dedicated a year of my life to exploring one each month. This is what my list looks like:
My Spin-Off List
1. Be a Polyglot
2. Be an Artist
3. Be a Kiteboarder
4. Be a Philanthropist
5. Be a Dancer
6. Be an Entrepreneur
7. Be a Reader
8. Be a Snowboarder
9. Be a Traveler – Up on the blog soon! For now, read my lessons learned on the road on Facebook and my travel stories on Instagram.
Be a Buddhist Monk Be a Meditator
11. Be a Surfer
12. Be a Photographer
Instead of betting five years of my life on one possible career like I did with my studies, I now get to explore 12 different lifestyles, and furthermore, to find out in just one year if any of them is worth pursuing for a lifetime.
Let’s create a life we love together. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tell me what you think about The Spin-Off Project. How could we make it better? Are you considering doing one of your own? And what does your spin-off list look like?
I’ve found a lot of joy and fulfillment in doing The Spin-Off Project, and I hope you’ll too. Find out how starting one of your own can enhance your life on the Frequently Asked Questions page.