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  • Does Specialization Have A Downside?

    To most people, specialization indicates accomplishment and success. I think the opposite is true. We’re too good to specialize. All of us possess a variety of skills, including skills we aren’t using.

    To most people, specialization indicates accomplishment and success.

    I think the opposite is true, for you and for me. We’re too good to specialize.

    Why? None of us is one thing. All of us possess a variety of skills, including skills we aren’t using. And no matter how successful we are in one area, all of us still have other skills we would like to develop. Regardless of how fulfilling a current business or job may be, we all have other things we would enjoy doing too — especially if we were paid to do them.

    So take the steps that allow you to include an “and” in how you describe yourself professionally. But don’t take the easy way out and sign up with a multiple-streams-of-income guru, or enroll in a home-based business program, or start flipping houses with no money down. Skip all the canned programs that enrich others instead of you.

    Don’t think about what others do or what others can provide. Think about what you would enjoy:

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    Good luck.

    Calvin Wilson
    Founder and CEO
    Upstart: Business and Management for 20-40 Year Old Professionals
    calvin.wilson1@verizon.net
    http://twitter.com/Upstart__Nation

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