Diversification is a Super Power…Here’s How to Diversify Your Life

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Design by: Pamela Sisson

The only way to survive, to get off the floor, to build, to have ideas, to create businesses, to have flourishing relationships is with diversification. And with the greatest invention since the wheel, the internet, it’s easier to do it now than ever before.


1. DIVERSIFY IDEAS

People ask me, “when I’m writing my 10 ideas for the day to build my idea muscle, should they al be business ideas, or around one sector?” NO! Write ideas about anything you can. Then mate them. Make your brain supple and creative in every area.

2. CREATIVE OUTPUT

Everyone want to create their “masterpiece”. But you can’t. All you can do is create. Then the world will decide what is a masterpiece. Thomas Edison has 1,093 patents, but we remember him today for just one. The point: be prolific.

3. DIVERSIFY THE PEOPLE YOU MEET

I’m shy. I like to stay home and not answer the phone. But I make myself schedule meetings with 3 or 4 new people each week. I go into the city and schedule them all back-to-back. I always want to be proactive about learning things from new people.

4. DIVERSIFY YOUR HOME

The American Dream dictates you have to own a house. As if your identity is tied up in the wood box you live in. But the world is an enormous and amazing place. Why not live in Airbnb’s and diversify your identity across exotic places around the globe.

5. DIVERSIFY YOUR PLATFORM

You can’t just blog. You can’t just be on Facebook or Twitter. You can’t just self-publish on Amazon. You have to be everywhere. Don’t wait for the mainstream media to pick you. Go where the people are and make it happen.

6. DIVERSIFY YOUR THOUGHTS

I spent too much of my life worrying about money and women. Meanwhile, there’s 100 billion other fun things to think about each day. Diversification of thoughts isn’t the only way to slow life down, to let the thoughts simmer instead of boil.

7. DIVERSIFY WHAT YOU READ

Get 4 books: one about your career, one about your top interest or hobby (unrelated to your career), one thriller, and one book. about spirituality or history. Read a little from each everyday. Just 20 total pages a day equals 36 books a year.

8. DIVERSIFY YOUR HEALTH

List all of the unhealthy things you do. You don’t need to cut everything at once, but start one at a time. It’s painful to be 90 years old and know if you had done just a few things differently it wouldn’t hurt so much every time you went to the bathroom.

9. DIVERSIFY THE WAY YOU MEET PEOPLE

Adults think once you graduate college you have to go to bars to meet people. Not true. Put yourself in environments when you’re going to meet the kind of people you want to be around. Go to meet ups, take classes, join groups, travel.

10. START MORE THAN ONE BUSINESS

Start many businesses. Or jobs. Or careers. Start them at the same time. Eventually one will stand out and flourish. This will be the one that will make you fabulously wealthy while having fun. But the only way to find it is to try many things.

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  • Alexandra Simits

    The image seems broken. I would love to print it out as a visual reminder, it looks great!

    • alberto_villa

      I found it looking for “pamela sisson how to diversify your life” in Google. Then you click on “images” tab and there you have it.

      The link I found is https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4oxpqBXAAAnToF.jpg but I don’t know if you can put links in the comments

      • Alexandra Simits

        Thank you Alberto for taking time to answer, I really like your blog too!

  • ken howard

    I second that request – how can we get a printable copy of the great image at the top of this post?

  • Shoshana

    Would love it reversed in white though. Great graphic Pamela!

  • Rich Maines

    Another great post. Re: #9, I would strongly encourage people to add volunteering as another great way for meeting a diverse group of people. Thanks James!

  • Donald Reece

    sometimes I think things are easier said than done, but I don’t always think that way.

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  • Einir Wyn Kirkwood

    Hi James, what are your writing hours? How do you juggle writing with fatherhood?