The Multi-Hyphened Career | A Q&A with Author and Podcaster Emma Gannon

8 March 2019

Formerly the social media editor of British Glamour, Emma  is now an award-winning writer and has been published everywhere from The Telegraph to Teen Vogue.

Her first book, 'Ctrl Alt Delete' was published in 2016 and was called an “excellent memoir” according to a recent piece on Internet Books in The Guardian. In 2018, Emma released her second book, 'The Multi-Hyphen Method: Work Less, Create More and Design A Career That Works For You' which became an immediate no.1 Amazon and Sunday Times best-seller and was endorsed by Richard Branson.

We caught up with Emma to chat about balance, her multi-hyphen method and what’s on the horizon for her.

Hey Emma! Amongst other things, you are an author, a podcaster and a writer. How do you balance your endeavours?

It's taken me a long time to figure it out! Now I have a set routine, dedicating each day of the week to something different. Multi-hyphening doesn't mean multi-tasking. I still like to focus on one thing at a time.

Did you always hope to have a ‘portfolio career’?

Not really, because I didn't really know it was a possibility when I was younger. I felt like I just had to the same old thing and climb the same old career ladder. But now, I'm so grateful to have this lifestyle of diversity and variety.

What is your favourite thing to work on?

I like working on every part of my career, which is probably why I love being a multi-hyphenate so much. Writing gives me alone time, whereas podcasting is really sociable for example.

Did you feel a pressure in your 20s to have it all figured out, and if so, how did you overcome this?

No not at all, weirdly I felt the opposite! I felt like my 20s were a time to experiment, fail, get things wrong, and just learn. It felt like a safety net of people saying 'oh you're only in your twenties!" I'm 30 in a few months, so now I feel like I have to have my sh*t together. But I'm actually really excited about turning 30 and what I might achieve over a brand new decade.

And finally, what’s next for you Emma?

My book comes out in America next year which I am very excited about.

Thanks for taking the time to catch up with us Emma, we join in your excitement for your American book launch!

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