Why It’s Okay To Be A “Jack of All Trades”

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I’m sure you are familiar with phrases like: 

Focus on one thing. or

Jack of all trades, master of none. or

Find your niche.

All of these quotes and advice say you should be learning and focusing on just one thing to gain mastery and serve your audience best. 

And while this is practical advice that is really effective, it’s never really a one size fits all thing. 

And if you consider yourself the creative person that you are, you shouldn’t be fitting yourself in a box and just do what society says you to do. 

I’ve actually learned that it’s okay to not do just one thing from the owner of the Secret Owl Society, her name’s Michelle Rohr. And I just love how she views herself as a creative woman and her business. If you wanna know more about her, you can visit her website secretowlsociety.org and I’m sure you’ll learn a lot.

This is not an advertisement in any way, I just wanna share how grateful I am that I was able to listen to her and her business partner, Aimee, and was able to see my life from a different perspective.

I remember before I bumped into Michelle’s podcast, I was in the middle of fighting my brain and heart, I don’t really know how that looks, but I remember at the time I was into baking and I was doing great at it for a while. 

If you personally know me, you would know that I never got into something and be consistent on it. I tend to jump into one thing and another. And I’m sure you can relate to me.

So this baking side hustle that I have, I am doing this for more than a year and I really love to bake. I don’t know how to cook. But I really love baking something and making someone smiles through my delicious bread and pastries. 

And just recently, it’s like there’s a part of me that woke up my artist side of me. I was an artist for a long time, like since I was a kid, but there was a time that I gave up on it like I didn’t on what I can do as an artist, and so I gave up. And now I am obsessed with digital art. 

So this scenario has left me confused about who I really am. And not until I have listened to Michell’s podcast that I understood that it is all because of the mindset that was imparted with me for a long time that I should be doing one thing in my life. 

I should be focusing on one skill, I should find my niche. And be consistent about it.

The thing is, it’s not who I am. I was not born to just do one thing. 

And with this change of mindset, I was able to accept who I really am. 

And this is the thing that I would like you to think about. We were born differently. And what might be working for many may not be working for you. And that’s completely okay. That doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you. It’s just the way life and growth are.

Many people might find success in just focusing on a single craft which is fantastic. Some people may find success in experiencing a lot of things, learning a lot of skills, which is also fantastic. 

And being the creative person that you are, my question for you is, which group of people are you in? And the only person who can answer that for you is you. 

And no matter which side you’re in, just know that no one can tell you who you are and what you can do but you. 

So if you are at this point of your life who is confused about where you should focus or what you should pursue, 

maybe a change of mindset is the key. Are you a person who is really passionate about one thing, or are you someone who is passionate about a lot of things that you know for yourself will make you happy and bring growth in yourself?

This post is all about Why It’s Okay To Be A “Jack of All Trades.”

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