Your output attracts more of the same
I now feel lucky to have reached a point in my career where being good at lots of different things is an important part of my role. For anyone who, like me, enjoys doing lots of things, you might well come into contact with people who believe you have to specialise. But I do think the perception of multi-skilled working is changing for the better, especially amongst younger creatives.
When I’m looking for creatives to join the Anyways team, I love to portfolios that are indicative of the work someone wants to be making more of. I don’t believe that everyone needs to be doing personal projects all the time, but that was the thing that helped me most. That way, if a job comes up that you’re interested in, you’ll have something that you’re passionate about.
If you’re in a situation or job where you’re frustrated, work out what actually inspires you. Think about the kind of work you want to do, and then see how you can create it. That could be within your current job, or in personal work. As soon as you’re doing something you’re really excited by, doors can naturally open – it’s almost as if your energy for it attracts opportunities, and builds a path to where you want to be. So don’t worry about the final destination too much.