Written by Dawn Starks
With a current economic environment that is dynamic, and with changes coming rapidly, it behooves you to diversify, be proactive—and even consider a side hustle.
What comes to mind when you hear the word “portfolio?” Most likely, your first thought has to do with investments: People talk about having an investment portfolio. Or if you are a creative type, you may have first thought of an artist’s portfolio.
In both cases, the word portfolio refers to a collection of something, such as investments or artwork.
Oxford’s online dictionary, however, includes an adjectival definition for portfolio:
“Denoting or engaged in an employment pattern which involves a succession of short-term contracts and part-time work, rather than the more traditional model of a single job for life.”
This descriptive version of portfolio has attracted my attention recently. I first heard about the concept of a “portfolio life” on a podcast of the same name, hosted by author/speaker Jeff Goins. The Portfolio Life podcast features interviews with creative people who are making a living by building a business around creating some form of art.
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