What Neil Patrick Harris Can Teach About Career Reinvention | Jack Stahlmann

February 24, 2015 9:01 PM

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What Neil Patrick Harris Can Teach About Career Reinvention | Jack Stahlmann

1. Grow up with your career. Many child stars fizzle as they enter adulthood because their success lies in one specific skill: possessing an immense amount of cuteness. Once they grow up, their cuteness is, well, less cute. By taking on an array of fun roles from a lovable womanizer on How I Met Your Mother to a drag queen rock star on Hedwig & The Angry Inch on Broadway, NPH proved he is much more than just a child star. If your superiors only see you as a one-trick pony, consider taking on additional roles to demonstrate you're more of an NPH than a Corey Feldman.

2. Find a new audience to appreciate your work. After retiring Doogie, NPH took his talents to Broadway, where he was able to build a following from a whole new audience. Sometimes the key to professional growth is simply to find a new gig. Creating a fresh start in a new environment gives you the f...

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