Variety is the Spice of Life

It is said that, on average, you will have up six different jobs in your working life. Put another way, a job for life is a thing of the past. But you know that..right?

According to The Telegraph there will be six different job roles for the typical Briton from the moment they start work, which will span across six different companies.

One of the many reasons I chose to work for myself and start Eaglei over four years ago was because of this fact. I was unemployed at the time and, having looked around at the job market, I decided that one important way of giving me a degree of continuity and control was to start my own business.

However, I also knew that one of the things I wanted to do was to utilise my experience and skills in a variety of ways. Over the years, I have found that what gives me most work and personal satisfaction is to do a number of different jobs in different work environments.

I have recently started some part-time teaching again, this time at Coventry University Scarborough, working with young people to prepare them for the workplace. The fact that I do this, alongside my other training and facilitation commitments, personal development coaching, motivational speaking and hosting events has several benefits.

Firstly, it helps ‘keep me on my toes’ and this in turn ensures what I do is kept fresh for my clients. The challenge of course is to ‘keep the plates spinning’ and to make each client feel valued. I have worked tirelessly to achieve this position but, aside from the importance of providing me with more than one income stream, the benefits of having some variety in my working week affords me significant rewards.