There comes a time in every creative professional’s life when you’re faced with these important questions:
Should I keep casting a wide net and seeing what sticks?
Should I specialize?
Should I put pants on today?
No one but you can answer these questions. But yes, you should put pants on. Pants are sleeves for your legs, and it’s cold outside.
But back to specializing. Only you can determine whether you should do so, because only you know what you like and what you’re good at. Hopefully those things intersect with market demands.
“But I’m good at everything,” you say. “Why should I be punished for being awesome?”
I agree, fellow awesome person.
We ARE a lucky breed.
So, before you decide on whether to specialize at all, you should probably do some experimentation first. Continue reading “Play Like It’s Your Job Because It Is.”