There’s a growing number of people who are pursuing what has been dubbed by some a “multihyphenate career”, or in other words, a work life which is made up of more than one area of work. This could be an actor-influencer-designer, or an artist-writer-entrepreneur, or even a lawyer-blogger-seamstress. The combinations are endless. But whatever the combination which makes up a multihyphenate career may be, there are some aspects which need to be carefully monitored if you want it to work.
Balancing Your Roles
The main thing which needs to be considered is how your divide your time. If you find that being a writer brings in more money than being an entrepreneur does, you need to bear that in mind when deciding how much of your time to dedicate to writing. If you are offered two opportunities and you only have time to do one, it might be that the least-profitable one needs to be turned down. This is because you also need to…
Balance Your Work-Life Ratio
If you have a multihyphenate career, you are unlikely to have a usual 9-5 time when you do work. On the one hand this means that you can schedule your work to suit you to an extent, but it also means that it’s all too easy to spend more time working than you may realise, especially if you love what you do. Does it count as work if you enjoy it? Well yes, yes it does. We all need to take time off or else we burn out. As tempting as it may be at times, make sure that you give yourself boundaries and, if you need to do it this way to make sure it happens, schedule in time off – much in the same way as you would schedule in time to work on a work project.
Don’t Be Afraid to Say No
This might mean that in order to not work every waking hour of every day, there are some projects that you just don’t have time to do, even after moving other commitments around. Remember, just because someone offers you a work opportunity, doesn’t mean you have to say yes. Then again…
Don’t Be Afraid to Say Yes
If the chance to try something a little bit different comes up, and it’s something you have the time and the passion to do, don’t be afraid to say yes and try something new. After all, if it doesn’t work out, you do have other avenues of work to fall back on.