An Exciting Career Path for the Entrepreneur! What is a Portfolio Career?

Chris King

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If you have many different interests, you may find that having a “Portfolio Career” - consisting of many different careers - would offer the perfect choice for you. I have had a “Portfolio Career” for years. I love the variety, the challenges, the pros and the cons (addressed in additional articles).

It is believed by career forecasters that before long people who work one full-time job will be in the minority. As management guru Peter Drucker put it, “Corporations once built to last like pyramids are now more like tents . . . . You can't design your life around a temporary structure. "

To become a portfolio person, we must stop thinking in terms of having or not having a job. We need to take control of our life, make flexibility our credo and develop a portfolio of skills and activities, some for sale and some to be given as gifts. A portfolio is a collection of different items, but with a theme. Rather than working for one company, you take on various projects and cultivate several clients. A successful “Portfolio Career" fits together bits of work in our life to form a balanced whole.

What Are the Different Possibilities and/or Types of Portfolio Careers:

  1. Working as an independent contractor for a specified length of time. And, then on to another career!
  2. Working full time in one career, and adding on another or more part time careers.
  3. Having a variety of part time careers.

Start making lists to help you put together a portfolio career that would work for you! Be completely honest with yourself and your choices

    • Work I enjoy:
    • What would I change:
    • My skills and talents:
    • My major accomplishments:
    • What motivates me:
    • My early ambitions:
    • My preferred work style:
    • Self-description in power words:

Good luck! You are now on your way to an exciting and rewarding future!

Chris King is a free agent, professional speaker, storyteller, writer, website creator / designer, and fitness instructor. Chris has what she calls a “Portfolio Career” - many different careers at the same time. If you wonder if you could handle and love having a “Portfolio Career” you will find a free assessment to take at Sign up for her eclectic E-newsletter, Portfolio Potpourri, at You will find Chris’ business website at


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