Multi passions leads to multi skills - future job demands
It's becoming more and more recognized; the future belongs to creatives.
Articles are popping up all over the place saying, 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 for the future.
A degree and title mean 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 lead 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 that'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 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.
I also wrote this article about a good way to try and work out what to be "when you grow up"
So how to combine different interests, jobs or careers?
Although there are millions of ways of doing 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.
As 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 about what could be a direction for you:
What is the most fun you can have in your day?