The challenge of too many interests

Have you ever felt like a Jack or Jane-of-all-trades, master of none? It’s a problem for many of my clients. We (yes, I include myself) can often feel like our multiple interests are a problem, causing us to feel scattered and unable to focus in our careers.

I often hear my clients lamenting: “If only I could stick with one thing…If only I knew what I wanted to be when I grow up…If only I didn’t have so many interests…” If this sounds like you, don’t fret any longer.

Being a person with multiple interests is actually a benefit to your career. Why? Because having many interests makes your more adaptable in the fast changing world of work we now live in. The key is to embrace your interests and manage your career so that you get the variety and change you crave.

To get ideas of how others are creating careers that fit all their interests, here are two very helpful resources I’ve found:

One Person, Multiple Careers by Marci Alboher
The Renaissance Soul by Margaret Lobenstine (2006 version) and The Renaissance Soul (2013 version.)

There’s no need to bounce from one career to the next. Contact me if you’re unsure how to create your ideal career at

And let me know if you feel you’re a person of many interests. Have your many interests helped or hurt your career?

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