It’s difficult to focus on one career path when you have more than one passion you’d like to pursue. (That's essentially my life story, summed up in one sentence.)
As a kid, I couldn’t decide if I wanted to be a writer, a teacher, a journalist or something completely different. As a college student I was constantly changing majors; a young professional, often switching jobs.
Years later, I've found a way to incorporate many of my passions into my work as a communications consultant and educator. I talked about it recently on friend, client, and career coach Lupe Prado's new podcast, Paid Vocation. We talked about making career pivots, career FOMO, imposter syndrome, experimenting, and finding clarity in your strengths and talents--even when you aren’t sure of the end goal.
Listen to the episode here, or subscribe to Paid Vocation on iTunes.
For multi-passionate professionals and entrepreneurs, here are three of the episode’s key takeaways for pursuing a career you love.
Build intentional relationships through networking
One of the key lessons I've learned is that opportunities come from relationships. By sharing my goals, interests, and ideas with advocates in my network, I've been able to pursue opportunities with companies, organizations, or industries that interest me. Networking is what allowed me to turn my side hustles into a sustainable business, one that allows me to write, teach, speak, and collaborate with clients. Here are my key networking tips: