December 4, 2017

As 2018 starts, there is no doubt that the Canadian workplace is now a blend of contract, relief, casual, part-time, temporary and precarious work.

One of the best ways to manage this complication is to consider what I call the “octopus effect” or keeping your arms outstretched toward lots of opportunities. It means to diversify your income streams to create a solution to the current workplace reality. This is not a new idea since successful people often have more than one income or self-esteem source. Yet it is becoming more common for everyone since one secure and steady job can be rare for many occupations.  Even if your second source is a volunteer job, it could be the perfect bridge to eventually getting to where you want to go.

This year give yourself the goal of never rejecting possibilities. Try the octopus effect and diversify your income streams and see how many opportunities you can manage.

Achēv offers free weekly events and workshops to help you achieve your employment and career goals. Visit our Events Calendar to see all of our upcoming events.

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