It’s amazing how some great things are often discovered in moments of solitude, reflection, or plain boredom. Legend has it that Sir Isaac Newton discovered gravity after watching an apple fall from a tree on a leisurely evening. This event is often cited as the catalyst for Newton’s discovery of gravitational force, which led to later discoveries, such as Newton’s laws of motion.
Fortunately, you do not have to be a scientist for your boredom or leisure time to produce life-changing ideas and discoveries. Just ask the international food blogger, Jehan Powell, whose blog has led to several successful partnerships with brands such as Essence Magazine, Coca Cola, Wolf Gourmet and many more.
Jehan is a food lover who lives to cook, bake, eat and explore new foods; but it was only after she tried to combat her boredom with a blog that a business of international renown was born. Fired by her passion for all things food, and inspired by the cuisine of her Caribbean heritage, Jehan has built her blog by sharing her expertise on recipe development, writing and photography.
Jehan’s blog also demonstrates that turning your boredom into a successful venture doesn’t necessarily mean totally changing your lifestyle. She is a stay-at-home-mom. For her inspiration, she goes, in her own words, “everywhere, from the Internet, grocery store, cook books, my refrigerator and just my imagination.”
However, you don’t have to wait until you are bored to explore new opportunities. Whether you are busy juggling several things at a time, or locked down to a very demanding job schedule, you should always try to create time and space to find new interests and passions, or pursue old ones that you may have left aside.
The GTBank Food and Drink Fair, holding on April 30th and May 1st, 2017, could just provide the right time and place for you to find new interests. If anything, Jehan Powell will be there.