Despite your experiences during hypomania and mania, you can’t go twelve different directions at once! You’ll burn yourself out. Focusing offers quite a few benefits:
- It reduces the learning curve and makes it easier to keep your skills sharp.
- It makes it easier to find and keep good contacts.
- It saves valuable energy and often money.
So save yourself some grief. Focus on one specialty at a time. You don’t have to commit to one forever
, just for a reasonable amount of time. If you simply can’t do that, limit yourself to no more than three related specialties.