The 3 Ingredients All Multipotentialites Need in Their Lives to be Happy
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The 3 Ingredients All Multipotentialites Need in Their Lives to be Happy

What makes for a happy multipotentialite life? The freedom to explore? A bunch of sparkly projects to work on? Collaboration buddies? Cash to pay for all our project accessories? Professional success? Social contribution? While doing research for my book, I interviewed about 50 multipods from the Puttylike community (thanks y’all!) who self-described as being both happy and […]

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Your Questions Answered + A Sneak Peek of How to Be Everything!

Your Questions Answered + A Sneak Peek of How to Be Everything!

Hey multipods, Something coooool arrive in the mail today… That’s right! The finished, hardcover version of How to Be Everything!!! And as you can see, I made a video for you. In this video, I share a little about why I wrote the book and what you’ll get out of it. And I answer the following […]

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The Serious Business of Tinkering Time
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The Serious Business of Tinkering Time

I have a problem. Well, I have plenty of problems. But one in particular is bugging me right now: I’m no longer in the exciting early stage of my current priority project, brimming with initial enthusiasm. I’m fighting the temptation to fall into a pit of cynicism and despair and tedium. Not only is it […]

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15 Things You Might Not Know About Me
Grendel + me on the Willamette River in Portland, 2013

15 Things You Might Not Know About Me

I’ve wanted to write a “fun facts about me” post for a long time, but I’ve always been a little afraid to. Maybe I worried that you would judge me, or tell me this exercise is self-indulgent or just plain off topic. But, you know, I actually love reading these types of posts by other […]

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Physics + Photos: Meet Davide Greco
Visitors to the Argentina Plaza, Expo Milan, 2015. All images by Davide Greco unless otherwise noted.

Physics + Photos: Meet Davide Greco

When Davide Greco discovered multipotentiality, it was like a lightbulb went off in his mind. This is a pretty normal reaction. We humans are always relieved to discover that we’re not as weird and alone as we feared. However, for Davide, this realization was doubly inspirational. Not only did he now understand himself better, he […]

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How to Find Your Intersections (Or, What’s Your Super-Horse?)
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How to Find Your Intersections (Or, What’s Your Super-Horse?)

We multipotentialites can appear weak when we judge at our talents in isolation from one another. Oh, I’m not as good a musician as he is. I haven’t put in as many hours as her. How could I ever compete? Viewing interests one at a time is a perfectly valid way to look at the […]

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“Why am I Neglecting My Interests?”
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“Why am I Neglecting My Interests?”

This week, I’m sharing something from the mailbag: Hi Emilie, First of all I want to thank you for you work. You really opened a wide and beautiful world in front of me. The thing that is worrying me is that I do want to do a looooot of different things, but it seems like […]

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Does Having Three Jobs Make Me a Multipotentialite? (hint: Maybe Not)
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Does Having Three Jobs Make Me a Multipotentialite? (hint: Maybe Not)

A multipotentialite is someone who has a lot of different jobs, right? Or rather, if we meet someone with multiple jobs, they must be a multipotentialite, yeah? Well, maybe. People tend to equate the multipotentialite with one of its sub-categories: the Slash Careerist. They meet someone who juggles four jobs and/or businesses and think: Oh, […]

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