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Do you remember when you were little–you were asked the big question–“what do you want to be when you grow up?” Your answer came from a very narrow perspective, and somehow you often manage to create space for either: a fireman, lawyer, doctor, or even a princess in your answer. The point is, from an early age you learnt to choose one! One career path was the universal benchmark for careers – back then, and to a large degree, still is today; forget about technology and the fast-paced, Modern World we live in.

No one tells you that you’re free to choose more than one–that successful people have become just that—successful by diversifying their skills, wearing several hats, and building multiple income streams throughout their lives.  But, who’s to tell you all this? Not the individuals you are likely surrounded by, who may view having more than one profession perplexing and laborious.

“Youth is Wasted on the Young” and Foolish

By the time you’re in your late teens the question about “what you want to be when you grow up” takes on a more invasive, interrogative tone. Your parents and teachers now insist upon a reasoned, planned-out response. With college on the horizon, if you hadn’t decided before which part of the school curriculum you’re really ‘in-to,’ then your degree-major was about to set it for you–in stone. That’s when you might realize the full weight behind those earlier career questions. But by then it’s too late; your singular choice of livelihood had already begun its relentless stranglehold on the rest of your life.

So here’s the thing, more than half of all college undergraduates are saddled with a major they are not satisfied with—worse–many go on to find jobs they’re utterly miserable in. Some stay in these dead-end jobs for years, drawing in a monthly income that’s a little more than pedestrian.

Yes, the pressure to find the perfect, singular career will transform you into a hopeless underachiever.

What the ‘Unsuspecting Underachiever’ Looks Like:

It’s not what you think! Unsuspecting, underachievers have ambition; they are often well-schooled and skilled, but they lack the tenacity to go after their dreams. And, they HATE their jobs–with a passion. Here’s more of what they look like:

· They first picked their careers between ages 14 to 22

· They had no idea what they wanted to do with their lives

· They thought that only one career option was open to them

· They gravitated toward jobs that had prestige, commanded a certain income and fulfilled only the desire for independence.

Many ‘underachievers’ after working in their profession for 5 to 8+ years feel locked-in; they  don’t know what to do next or how to change their present circumstance.

‘Overachievers’—Championing Multiple Career Roles

In contrast, ‘overachievers’ are champions of multiple career roles.

It’s never too late to get out of a career rut, even if you’re over age 40; in fact being older and wiser with more transferrable skills makes you an ideal candidate, able to combine several career roles to boost your income.

Here is what ‘overachievers’ might look like:

· They are smart thinkers, who have built multiple vocations by combining transferrable skills, talents and formal knowledge, infused with passion.

· An example of an overachiever is: the financial consultant, writer and advice columnist, trade investor, and amateur athlete all rolled into one.

· They have flexible hours and manage their time between professional roles.

· They have active and passive income streams.

If this speaks to you, then tap into that burning desire to do more with your life than what you’re doing now. Sometimes it takes losing your job to get there. But once you’re there–figure out what you’re good at—then commit some regular time to honing your skills. It’s hard work (that’s why not everyone is successful), but you’ll derive the fulfillment of having professional choices you never imagined you would have before.