Many don’t know the end of this quote. I wonder why?
“A Jack of all trades is a master of none….
But often times better than a master of one”
We’re told to focus on one thing our whole life
Stay in the same job your whole life, only work on mastery once.
But I don’t know if this works for everyone.
Most of the jobs I have worked so far have been in hospitality.
Anyone who has worked in similar jobs doesn’t need me to explain what it’s like.
But after my last attempt in Uniqlo, I couldn’t take it.
Yes, I was being paid but I was missing the time I had before that was filled with creativity and healthy boredom. I needed my time and energy back.
I toyed with the idea for a while because I was grateful to even have a job, but it felt right.
I quit with nothing really to fall back on but knowing I now had all this time to learn something new and hone in on several skills that could potentially take me to the next step made it worth it.
It was a big ‘what if’, but at the time I would rather have lived frugally with no guaranteed income and have the time to act on my creative ideas than feel mentally trapped when I want to pounce on an idea.
What if you can make yourself so valuable and unique that you can’t be replaced, what instead is possible.
Naval Ravikant calls it Specific Knowledge
“It is much easier to be top 5% at a few things.
Then it is to be the number 1 at something.”
Knowing the end of that quote and what Naval talks about,
Have we got it all wrong?
Should we be learning and gaining XP on multiple things were intrinsically motivated to make us even more valuable and irreplaceable.