Diane and I weren’t alone in this oddball work style. Another friend Shelby, who is a yoga instructor, Airbnb host, and successful startup entrepreneur, launched a venture that uniquely blends these skills. A college student who wants to carve an independent career and yearns to be a “global nomad” reached out. And just last week, I spoke with two semi-retired individuals who—even later in life—have discovered that it has never been easier to be your own boss.
This kind of diversity, variety, change, and rushing-about had begun to feel quite normal to me. But in that moment, I had a very different thought: wow, this is not what normal work used to be like.
Welcome to the world of “portfolioists.”