Definition of Variety: The quality or state of being various; intermixture or succession of different things; diversity; multifariousness. Something varying or differing from others of the same general kind; one of a number of things that are akin; a sort; as, varieties of wood, land, rocks, etc.

“Variety’s the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor.” – William Cowper, English poet

“The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.” – W. Somerset Maugham, British playwright

Last night, I had a long ride home from a thought provoking Storytelling Conference. Between the creative ideas offered over the weekend and the alone time while depending upon “Cruise Control,” I had the time and space to clarify and re-evaluate my direction(s).

I realized that with my newest, network marketing venture, I was letting myself be swept along into over concentrating on one of the many businesses in my “Portfolio Career.” My excitement and passion for my careers results from experiencing my daily, weekly and monthly variety. Yes, I know that there are times when I must focus on one area completely. And yet, this must never result in the detriment to other parts of my career.

To remind myself of my overwhelming need for variety, I chose today’s article theme. And, I also found some great quotations from the experts:

Some with a bit of a different twist:

I love Brekin Meyer’s quotation, “I think reading is important for a variety of things. I mean, first of all, it’s a way to get information and find out what’s going on in the world. But also, it helps your imagination.” – Breckin Meyer, American actor

How do you feel about variety? Do you make sure that there is enough for adding spice to your career and life?