In the previous issue, I've mentioned how we are naturally curious and pursuing multiple passions. This time, let’s take a look how it may help us get advantage in the hyperfocused world.
Polywork aims to be a professional social network for multi-passionate people. Instead of having a single title like "Managing Director of a Boring Company," you describe yourself using different badges. "Coder," "Writer," "Fitness Addict," "Event Emcee," and "Avid tea Drinker" are all different facets of your life. Why should you be forced to choose only one of them?
Rather than writing a marketing blabber, you include updates such as "wrote a blog post," "published a YouTube video," "spoke at a podcast," or "attended a conference." An easy way to showcase your experience.
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While LinkedIn focuses on the old-school specialists, Polywork embraces generalists. The latter is ready for the future of work where creativity and unique skills are valued.
A friend of mine, the head of a software engineering team, recently discussed his hiring decisions. One of the questions was: "should I put experience that is not directly relevant to the job on my resume?" In other words, does it matter that you were a scout during high school when you're applying to work in tech?
As it turns out, seemingly irrelevant experience is still interesting to the hiring person. If you were a scout and organized lots of events, you probably know how to manage people, how to get things done, how to plan your time. These features make you a potential manager candidate but also show you care about what you do. Extra points for having multiple passions!
It's even more pronounced for independent creators. Some people are good at marketing. Other people specialize in tech. Some of those who specialize in tech also dig Artificial Intelligence.
It takes a person who's into all of these topics to create something like Headlime, a marketing tool powered by AI.
Each time you explore different fields, your chances of finding your creative spark increase. Don't be ashamed to explore!
“A Short History of Nearly Everything” by Bill Bryson. History, physics, geology, and other topics presented in a nice form. Not many people can pull up this trick.
Danny Postma, an indie hacker who built and later sold Headlime
📚Book Club Updates
We’re currently reading “Creativity Inc.” by Ed Catmull of Pixar and Lucasfilm fame. Half an hour of listening a day (or around 24 pages) should get you through it.
Its topic is managing creativity. Is it possible to create an environment where creativity flourishes instead of being stifled and deemed "too risky"?
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