Diversify Your Identity

In finance, it’s common knowledge to diversity your investments and not put all your money into say a single stock. Diversifying your financial portfolio is one way of managing risk and reducing volatility.

We don’t do this with our finances yet we do this with our identity.

Often what I see, especially with university students, is that they put their self worth into their careers. Their self esteem is dependent on their career and they’re emotionally volatile as a result.

Your identity doesn’t have to be based on one thing.

Pick up a creative hobby. Play a sport. Start a side business. Learn a new skill. Spend quality time with friends and family. Explore your spirituality.

Diversify your identity, this will make you more antifragile in the long run.

Found out Mark Manson wrote an article with the same title

January 7, 2021

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