05/29/2012 02:13 pm ET Updated May 29, 2012

Instead Of One Career, Try Having A Few Careers At Once

To give you an idea of my typical work day, let me tell you about a recent Thursday. In the morning I handled a plumbing crisis in one of the New York City apartments I manage as part of my real estate business. Then I delivered a seminar on resumés for women returning to work. After lunch, I edited a chapter of my upcoming book, "Act Three," coached a client about her career, and ran a two-hour meeting of the United Way committee that I chair as a volunteer.

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