“Every time I’m required to specialize, I feel trapped”
Photo courtesy of Ken Teegarden.

“Every time I’m required to specialize, I feel trapped”

Sometimes I imagine what it would be like to make a spreadsheet of my fears so I could score them on how likely they are to come to pass. (This probably says a little too much about me.) On this imaginary spreadsheet, there are plausible fears – perhaps a worldwide coffee shortage would rate an […]

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How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

I was hosting our monthly multipotentialite mixer in the Puttytribe the other day and someone asked about imposter syndrome. You know, imposter syndrome! The “psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments, and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a ‘fraud’.” (Wikipedia) Almost immediately, several people piped up in the chat: Yes! […]

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“Help! I want an accountability buddy, but I’m scared…”

“Help! I want an accountability buddy, but I’m scared…”

Multipotentialites usually have a lot going on: businesses we wish to start or grow, skills we’re trying to learn, creative projects, major life or career transitions… We’re usually quite busy (happily so) and we’re often working on something–or multiple things–that are big and meaningful. With so much on our plate, it can be easy to […]

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How to Write a Resume When Yours Doesn’t Make Sense

How to Write a Resume When Yours Doesn’t Make Sense

Note from Emilie: we’re currently accepting applications for the managing editor position at Puttylike and I thought it would be fun timing to publish this post by Neil. That said, we’re not actually asking for resumes for the editor position… I don’t really care for them. ;) Still, I think you’ll find this article super helpful. […]

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Puttylike is Hiring a Managing Editor!
Photo by Nick Youngson, courtesy of Alpha Stock Images.

Puttylike is Hiring a Managing Editor!

Update: Sorry! Applications are now closed for the managing editor position.  ** Greetings Multipotentialites, Puttylike is on the lookout for a new managing editor for the blog! Multipotentialite grammar nerds and editing enthusiasts, please read on: Do you have excellent communication skills, publishing experience, and strong desire to help multipotentialites from around the world? We […]

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Feeling Exhausted and Unproductive? Here’s How Not to Feel Bad About Yourself

Feeling Exhausted and Unproductive? Here’s How Not to Feel Bad About Yourself

As a kid, I never understood why adults were so slow. Surely it would be more natural to run around and bounce and clamber – what was wrong with them? Why were all adults so lazy?! Now I’m (allegedly) an adult, I get it: We’re not lazy… we’re just exhausted. That seemingly infinite energy just […]

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Want an Accountability Buddy? What’s New This Month in the Multipotentialite Community

Want an Accountability Buddy? What’s New This Month in the Multipotentialite Community

Hey multipod friends! Have you ever dreamed of having an accountability buddy who’s also a multipotentialite? Someone to talk with about your many goals and projects? Someone to check in with, and to give you a hearty “way to go!” when you take action? We’re welcoming a new group of multipotentialites to the Puttytribe this […]

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How Tiny, Unconscious Habits Can Lead to a World of Pain (And How to Prevent This!)
Someone (not Neil) with neck pain, after neglecting his self-care practices.

How Tiny, Unconscious Habits Can Lead to a World of Pain (And How to Prevent This!)

“Look after yourself,” suggests a well-meaning friend. “Um, thanks…” I respond—but privately, I bristle. What else am I going to do?! Not look after myself? And yet… I absolutely need to be told this, because every single day I fail to take care of myself through dozens of poor, tiny decisions. The Catalyst: Ouch Last […]

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