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4 Hobbies That Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur.

4 Hobbies That Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur. Studies show that people who engage in hobbies, especially creative ones, perform better at work. Hobbies are highly personal and are based around your interests, but not everyone has a clear idea on where to start. So, here are four of the best hobbies that can make you a better entrepreneur:

1. Running

Running requires discipline and hard work with measurable results by what you put into it. You can’t fake a 10km run– you’re either ready for it or not. You can take the mental challenges and intense preparation required to run marathons as inspiration in solving business challenges. Taking up distance running helps you learn what you’re truly capable of, push through adversity and persevere no matter the obstacles.

2. Charity works

Taking the time to help people not only helps you stay positive and happy at heart, but it also gives you a different perspective on the issues you face. Also, when businesses help other people, those people tend to want to support the company in return. Building a reserve of goodwill in your community means there will be people there to back you up and speak up on your behalf in the future.

3. Playing an instrument

Music is a unique way to express yourself and often relaxes your mind after a day of hard work. Music can help you get into a “flow state” — losing yourself in the task at hand. Whether you need to speed up your work or drown out your colleagues, music is there to boost productivity, and even make you more social.

4. Playing poker

Taking calculated action is often required despite the lack of complete information about your situation. You may understand the odds, but ultimately every move is a gamble. You face the same uncertainty and thrills in business You don’t really know your competitors’ plans or what your customers will do next, but do the best you can with the information available. Perhaps most importantly, you learn to see when your competition is bluffing and when it’s time for you to fold and come up with a new plan of action.    
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