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Jul 4, 2023Liked by shaurya

Even newsletters are getting personal damn!

In contrast with Shaurya I am struggling to find a job at the moment. With Bachelor's in Engineering and Master's in Business and Sustainability, I have done it all. To transition into the climate realm I have done customer support, ESG analytics, climate research, consulting and recently content creation, social media... you get the gist! Whether it's me failing at marketing myself or companies not trusting the multi-talented potential, I have been struggling af to even land an interview. I love having many talents, but I feel like the world isn't ready for that

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Hi Karo! I don't know relevant you'll find what I'm saying but adding onto Robert's point, I think you're right about corporate world not accepting multifaceted and multi-hyphenates. One of the most important things to remember is that the skills you use professionally, shouldn't define your success or failure as a person, neither should it make you feel like a failure. You define your own success and the cliché that you're your won competitor is actually very true. I felt like a failure for not doing well academically, ever, but I knew there's more to me as a person than just my academic prowess or skills. And if you're a spiritual person, trust you're on the right path and something much bigger is happening behind closed doors that'll make sense when you connect the dots later. :)

— shaurya

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I think you’re right to point out that the world might not quite be ready to accept multitalented, multifaceted generalists with many interests and wide domain expertise, but I do think we have to remain vigilant and committed to our cause as best as we can despite the current resistance from the corporate world. Sure, negotiations with our present reality will be necessary at times to survive and remain relevant, but I think we have to stay the course because our presence is desperately needed in the near, not-so-far-away future. Wishing you all the best in your endeavors!

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Thank you Robert! That is motivating <3

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As someone who majored in media studies and math, I completely understand this sentiment. Even outside of my studies, I sometimes feel like my interests are all over the place, and rightfully so because they most definitely are. But I like how you mention the value of not letting work consume 100% of your time. I think that’s part of the solution for existing as a multi-passionate person in addition to not feeling the need to totally identify with these interests from a professional standpoint. Just because you like to produce music and there might be a moment where you’re compensated for your knowledge in this field doesn’t mean you have to pressure yourself into identifying as a music producer. You just happen to be someone with knowledge of music production. That’s it. Unless you wish to go deeper in this expression. And the same goes for anyone studying or exploring anything they find interesting or cool.

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