Why You Should Have (at Least) Two Careers at the Same Time
by Kabir Sehgal
It’s not uncommon to meet a lawyer who’d like to work in renewable energy, an app developer who’d like to write a novel, or an editor who fantasizes about becoming a landscape designer. Maybe you, too, dream about switching to a career that’s drastically different from your current one. But you don’t actually make the leap for a variety of reasons.
The answer isn’t to plug away at your current job. I think the answer is to do both. Two careers are better than one. And by committing to two careers, you’ll experience the benefits of both.
In my case, I have four vocations: I’m a corporate strategist at a Fortune 500 company, a U.S. Navy Reserve officer, the author ...