But did you ever think that you don’t have to do one thing?
Honestly, when’s the last time you entertained the idea that you didn’t have to choose one thing forever and let that be the end of it? Or try to combine all the things into one thing that “makes sense?”
I’ve been struggling with this, hard, lately. And it’s only in the last few weeks or so that I’m finally seeing the light – maybe I don’t have to do one thing.
And that goes against nearly everything I’ve been told my entire life, and everything I’m still being told, even among the hustlepreneurs who always seem like they’re so open:
You pick one thing, you excel, you make money, you might pick another one thing later, you retire.
The truth I’m seeing is that trying to fit myself into one box, to pick one thing is really only for someone else’s benefit. Picking one career, job, role, whatever makes it easier for other people to categorize me, to allay their discomfort with blurred lines, or their perceptions of success, hard work, laziness, their judgments of my capabilities, past, present, or future.
And we all know I am NOT here to make you comfortable.
So if I want to be both? Or all? Not either or?
You know what? I can do that. I can do all the things I want to do. And I can do them well too, even if it looks a mess to you, because everyone works differently.
Maybe, just maybe, niche-ing and narrowing and cutting and defining and corralling all my strengths and talents and passions into one conveniently defined box that fits on a website isn’t what this is all about.
And maybe, just maybe, you don’t have to pick one box either.
Maybe you can be a financial analyst and sell jewelry. Maybe you can be an attorney and a pastor. Maybe you can be a coach and an app designer and an HR professional.
As is the case with so many things in life, Dolly has it handled, and we would all do well to take a page from her book.
Don’t limit yourself because other people can’t accept you.
Hey, do you feel this and need to sort it out a little better? I can totally help. Email me anytime, or schedule a 30-minute block to chat right below. Can’t wait to hear all about what you have going on!