It’s becoming more and more recognized; the future belongs to creatives and multi-passionates!
How about that?
I think it’s so nice to see articles pop up all over the place which says, that young people of today, should not focus on a profession, but rather on getting a collection of skills.
This is only the beginning, of course. What has to happen, is the education systems transform teaching away from testing the “right” knowledge, to teaching students how to learn, and how to use their creativity.
But hey, the future is now. And it’s looking good, or better, at least.
In this article from bbc.com : “The next generation of jobs won’t be made up of professions” career coach, Jean-Phillipe Michel says people have to think about challenges and problems and not about professions.
This makes sense, as the world is changing so fast we can’t possibly predict what job titles are good in the future.
A degree and title means less and less, but learning how to learn, going deep with a subject quickly, and how to transfer new knowledge into action, those skills are important to learn.
Multi passions leads to multi skills
This has been my mantra for years now; multi passions leads to multi skills.
It’s common sense to me. The more jobs you have had, the more social settings you’ll have experience in. And you’ll have gained different kinds of skill sets.
Experience, social settings, a variety of skills, problem solving, problem finding, enthusiasm, open to new learning, these are all what’s good to have in your rucksack.
Kabir Sehgal is a Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author of 7 books, among other things. He’s writes in this article here, why you should have (at least) two careers.
It’s one of the better articles I’ve read on why having more than one career is good.
So how to combine different interests, jobs or careers?
Although there are millions of ways to do this, my suggestion is that you start by finding a way to support yourself.
Hobbies, blogs, businesses, sports, new adventures, can be done in your spare time, and slowly grow from there.
Like Gary Vaynerchuk says, you need patience, but if you work at it, something will happen.
Play, have fun, do something just for the heck of it.
Here’s a creative prompt for you, that can get you thinking what could be a direction for you:
What is the funnest fun you can have in your day?
Inwards and onwards
P.S C’mon, share your fun in the comments 🙂