I’ve learnt the concept of Portfolio Lifestyle since I was a student, and since then, it has been a blueprint of my dreaming life.
In survival and self fulfillness, the notion of “work” and “working” has be changing, and, evolved in ways we could not imagine or predict. I always rethink and review the blueprint, “portfolio lifestyle”, the compass of my own definition.
WHAT IS PORTFOLIO LIFESTYLE?
British management guru Charles Handy is one of my most admiring thinkers of the world. He has published many insightful interpretations about “individuals and organization”, “job, work, and career”, and “future trend of work itself” and etc. In particular, I am intensively inspired by the notion of “portfolio life”.
A work portfolio is a way of describing how the different bits of work in our life fit together to form a balanced whole (by Charles Handy, page 183, “The Age of Unreason”, 1989).
Definitions of work, in portfolio life, is not limited to a “wage or fee work”, but also with “homework”, “gift work”, and “study work”.
IT’S A BALANCED WHOLE.
In other words, not only to “make a living only”, it also emphasizes the importance of “family and relationship”, “volunteer giving”, say charity, church, and etc, and “lifelong learning” for whatever personal or professional topics.
In other words, a combination of essentials in life. The priority depends on needs in different life stages. It makes our life more abundant and complete.
MEANINGFUL PORTFOLIO LIFESTYLE
Through these inspirations, my goal is to have my portfolio full of ingredients below:
- love and be loved
- care to people and surroundings
- income from numerous expertise/sources
- a happy family and a comfort home
- constantly be inspired by reading, music, movies, baking, cooking, and film making
I also wish you a unique portfolio which echoes to your life aspirations.