So, what do you do?
Do you ever have trouble answering that question?
I know I do.
“Well, I’m an investment professional. But I also write and & make music.”
Or the inevitable:
“So, how do you pay the bills?”
“How much do you sleep?”
In 2017, I wrote an article for the Harvard Business Review:
Almost on a whim.
It took me like forty-five minutes or maybe an hour.
I’m not saying that to brag.
Believe me – I’m written my share of long research articles that end up as major duds.
But this one was different.
It was easy to write because I was essentially making a diary entry about my life.
How I structure my time & connect the dots.
The article went bananas.
Thousands of people reached out with feedback.
Whenever HBR reshares the piece, I get a wave of DMs.
Mostly positive, some critical.
Today, in a new book, HBR says it’s one of the top 30 most influential in its 100-year history.
The book drops today.
You’ll find Peter Drucker, Clayton Christensen. Tim Brown.
And my little article as one of the 30 in this august volume.
I suppose the article hit a chord with the many (I presume millions) who do more than one thing.
They *want* to be overemployed.
And they bristle at “Do one thing. And do it well.”
What if you want to do a few things?
Life is short.
This new book helps to legitimize what I call the “portfolio career” movement.
When people reach out, they often ask me how to get started.
1. Check out my blog where I feature 60+ individuals with portfolio careers.
Learn how these folks structure their days.
2. Check out my Seven Point Sunday newsletter that provides 7 ideas on how to begin (productivity hacks, financial insights, music/film suggestions).
Or DM me.
No, a portfolio career isn’t for everyone.
But if you’re feeling trapped or not living up to your potential in your current occupation – there may be another way.
Join us on this journey!