When I finished writing, producing, directing and scoring my first independent documentary, what I was most excited about was the opportunity to call myself a filmmaker.
Even if my movie wasn’t the greatest thing since indoor plumbing, all that mattered was, after two years of hard work, I had finally earned the right to put that label after my name.
That was deeply satisfying for me. Because there’s nothing I love more than adding a new meaningful facet to my identity. Strengthening my status as a multihyphenate. And not just to satisfy my ego needs, but also strategically as an entrepreneur.
Being a multihyphenate creates more diverse options for employment, gives my name more vehicles for discovery, keeps me engaged with multiple projects simultaneously, leverages the entirety of my talents, raises my value so I can command a higher fees, and most importantly, creates a new context from which to relate to the world, one that affords me the freedom to try other approaches to success.
It’s a choice every creator has to make.
Do I hammer one nail all my life, or do I hammer lots of nails, one way, all my life?
If we want to expand our sense of who we are, it’s best to choose the latter.
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How will your work evolve as the constellation of your identity expands?
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That Guy with the Nametag
Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.
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