Posted Date: July 1, 2013

Are you a patchwork professional.?

You might be … if you believe investing in any single career could be a hazard to your economic health.
Nancy Shenker, CEO of the ON Switch, was interviewed by and offered this prediction:

Due to continued economic uncertainty, distrust of big companies and a desire for a better work/life balance, people will increasingly opt to work several jobs at the same time as well as serially, giving rise to what [Shenker] calls the “Patchwork Professional.” Because workers have a “safety net” with multiple income streams and expanded skill sets, this approach enables individuals to avoid being left out of the workforce if they lose a job.
I was fortunate to have a “safety net” a few years ago, when I was newly divorced and staring at over $12,000 in credit-card debt. Thankfully, I had stitched together a career that included not only my day job but also a side gig doing paid speaking engagements. My personal patchwork allowed me to climb out of debt. I also got to do some pretty cool things along the way.
Writing a book is just one of them.
Speaking On The Side, The Definitive Guide To Earning Money & Happiness Without Quitting Your Day Job, is coming in 2012 (or, as the gods would have it, in early 2013).
Send an e-mail to reserve your copy today.

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