Use It or Lose It: a Terrifying Concept for Multipotentialites?

Use It or Lose It: a Terrifying Concept for Multipotentialites?

In the last few years I’ve developed a much better exercise habit. But it’s not a consistent habit. There are times when I stay disciplined and push myself for months on end. And then there are the weeks when energy and discipline are harder to come by, and I let it slide. After one of […]

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How to Grow Your Blog’s Audience

How to Grow Your Blog’s Audience

Hey multipotentialites! In today’s “vlog,” I answer a question that Greg asked in the forums of the Puttytribe. Greg has just started a blog and wants to know how to get more readers so he can eventually turn it into a business. Here’s my answer to Greg: Your Turn What strategies have you used to […]

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Why “Success” is an Unhelpful Idea and How to Really Flourish as a Multipotentialite
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Why “Success” is an Unhelpful Idea and How to Really Flourish as a Multipotentialite

Words like “success” and “failure” have never meant much to me. Other people seem to care a great deal about these words, but I don’t really know what they mean. They seem so abstract and subjective. There are examples you can point to and say: “that person’s clearly a success!” Someone who’s career has taken […]

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What Makes a Successful Multipotentialite?
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What Makes a Successful Multipotentialite?

Everybody wants success. And (nearly) everybody wants cake. Simple, right? Bake a cake, achieve some success… everybody’s happy. But the difference between cake and success is that everybody agrees what cake is. You can point to “a cake”. But there’s no such thing as “a success” that we can all point to and agree on. […]

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Does Sharing Your Goals Sabotage Your Chances of Success?
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Does Sharing Your Goals Sabotage Your Chances of Success?

You’re at a party and a friend asks what you’ve been up to. Unable to tone down your enthusiasm, you dive in and tell them about your new project: a murder-mystery-in-a-box game that you’re creating! “WOW!” They say, “Tell me more…” You go on for a while, describing the difference scenarios and characters… You omit […]

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Why You Need Your Multipotentialite Inner Child
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Why You Need Your Multipotentialite Inner Child

I never really grew out of childishness. It’s just so fun. Children get to be curious, silly, and playful, and there’s something delightfully mindful about the capacity they have to get absorbed in an activity for hours on end. Naturally, we can’t remain entirely childish forever, but I’ve been thinking lately about which parts of […]

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The Science of Being an Authentic Multipotentialite
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The Science of Being an Authentic Multipotentialite

A few years ago, I was contacted by some Canadian researchers who were studying “people with multiple work identities.” They wanted to interview me for their study, in order to learn about my personal experiences as well as what I’ve observed among my multipotentialite community (i.e. you guys). I jumped at the opportunity. There isn’t […]

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How to Multitask Effectively as a Multipotentialite
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How to Multitask Effectively as a Multipotentialite

Multitasking gets a bad rap. We’re told not to do it–that it’s inefficient and that it prevents us from focusing fully on anything. But what is multitasking exactly? And could it be reframed to become a helpful tool in our kit? First… Does Multitasking Even Exist? What is multitasking? The truth is that what we […]

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