I constantly feel pulled in multiple directions by my talents and interests. As soon as I start recording music, I feel the urgency to begin drawing again. When I’m drawing, I feel like I should be writing music. I haven’t touched puppetry in years and I feel a huge sense of loss about that. The end result is that I never have the focus to sustain a project to completion. When I ask others to assess my strengths and weaknesses I’m often told “You do a lot of things really well.” That’s great, but it leaves me confused. This world wants specialists. Not generalists. I hear this from marketers all the time. So where does that leave a guy like me? Lately I’ve been considering the notion that my specialty is being “highly unspecialized”. What if, instead of pitting my talents against one another, or picking a direction to the detriment of the others, I embraced my inner generalist? Maybe I could finally relax a little and have some fun. I’m the everything guy. No one thing can hold me. What do you think?
What would Clark Kent write in his first letter home from Metropolis? Peer over Clark’s shoulder as he puts his heart on paper in “Letter From Clark.”