The old adage, “Jack of all trades, master of none,” has been updated; it’s now, “Jack of all trades, master of all trades.”
Specific, specialized, select knowledge and experience quickly lose value. In the New Reality, there will be a need for specialists, but fewer of them and less often.
What does this mean for you?
- Broaden your knowledge base – now!
- Continually add to your list of competencies.
- Get good (not necessarily great) at several different skills.
- Make your name as a utility player.
- Build a level of ability in multiple areas.
The New Reality requires building comfort and some proficiency in many functions – quickly and continuously. “Mastery” in the New Reality is different – instead of 10 out of 10 in a certain area, it’s more like 7 out of 10 in a lot of areas.
Today’s technology makes this possible . . . turning beginners into near experts in a flash. Not every profession, but enough areas to make it a trend today – and a truth tomorrow.
How to Become a Jack of All Trades and a Master of All Trades:
- Learn what you want to learn.
- Try what you want to try.
- Look for new areas to learn and try.
- Expand your thinking, knowledge, and skill sets