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This Element is an excerpt from Get a Life, Not a Job: Do What You Love and Let Your Talents Work For You (9780137058495) by Paula Caligiuri, Ph.D. Available in print and digital formats.
Why multiple “career acts” can make you more secure, less stressed, and more resilient in uncertain economic times.
Tess is a nanny during the day and a photographer evenings and weekends. Bobby, her husband, is an IT professional by day. As a second career act, he’s a Web designer. Some might think they’re stretched thin. Would you be surprised to learn they’re not experiencing stress, even with a new mortgage and a shaky economy?