But then I began to consider the definition. There are no hard and fast rules about who counts as a polymath and, as with any identity, how we define ourselves is entirely up to the us.
|The Empress is all about creativity.|
In my life I have been (And in many cases still am) a babysitter, youth worker, project manager, retail employee, kennel technician, researcher, administrator, personal assistant, painter, workshop developer, speaker, animator, furniture builder, fundraiser, writer, graphic designer, social media expert, journalist, sculptor and now, life coach.
If that doesn't make me a polymath, I don't know what does!
Before you try on the shoes someone else has given you, pay attention to the pair you're already wearing.
If you've planned out a holiday from beginning to end, sorting all the itinerary of everyone involved, and it's successfully come to fruition, then you've got project management skills.
If you doodle in your spare time, or you doodle in meetings or while you're on the phone, you're a sketch artist.
If you like to figure things out for yourself and are really good at getting answers, you're a natural researcher.
Make your own list. Look at all the things you've done professionally but also personally. It doesn't have to pay the bills to be a worthy skill and it doesn't have to be specific to a single role or career. By writing it down you can see your talents and see just how awesome you are.