So, You Want to Be a Multihyphenate?

How to avoid getting lost in the sauce of all your interests

Simone Keelah Brathwaite
Jan 25 · 5 min read

Prioritize Your Dreams

“Ruthless prioritization” is a statement spoken in the halls of many corporations. Companies understand — perhaps only theoretically — that no team or individual can do all the things desired of their department or role. At least not at the same time.

Batch Your Time

Many of us multihyphenates are guilty of trying to seamlessly switch in and out of tasks we’re working on. We will schedule a client meeting in the middle of a creative session. Work on business strategy amid replying to emails. Check social media while trying to make progress on a project.

Find Creative Overlap

When I left corporate to “find freedom” as a creativepreneur, I hadn’t yet developed writing habits or poured into skill acquisition. However, once I gained my stride and started regularly publishing on Medium, I gained the confidence to tackle other writing projects.

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Only Add If There’s Love

You should only add new projects that you want to do.

Hire Help

I am all for multiple interests but at some point, we have to know what parts of any given project can and should be handled by someone else. As a multihyphenate, you will inevitably hit a ceiling in what you can produce on your own. To grow and blossom, it then becomes necessary to find other reliable gardeners.

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Simone Keelah Brathwaite

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A self-proclaimed freedom chaser who writes about self-development, spirituality, relationships, & black folx thangs. Sign up for updates www.SimoneKeelah.com.

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A community of people who are curious to find out what others have already figured out // Curious is a new personal growth publication by The Startup (https://medium.com/swlh).

Simone Keelah Brathwaite

Written by

A self-proclaimed freedom chaser who writes about self-development, spirituality, relationships, & black folx thangs. Sign up for updates www.SimoneKeelah.com.

Curious

Curious

A community of people who are curious to find out what others have already figured out // Curious is a new personal growth publication by The Startup (https://medium.com/swlh).

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