2. Achieve wide not high. The standard assumption of most career advisers is that the best way to make a success our careers is to become a specialist in a narrow field, a "high achiever." But more and more people are turning to the opposite ideal, that of Leonardo da Vinci, which is to be a "wide achiever," pursuing several different careers simultaneously, typically part-time and on a freelance basis. They recognize that achieving wide rather than high can help satisfy their multiple interests and different sides to their personalities. Yes, they may lose a sense of job security – yet how many full-time jobs are really that secure any more? In fact, pursuing several lines of work together is a good way to spread the risk. Here's a question: What would being a wide achiever look like for you?
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