How to Get Over Multipotentialite Guilt and “Wasted Talent”
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How to Get Over Multipotentialite Guilt and “Wasted Talent”

Do you ever look at former colleagues and classmates with envy, because they’re heading down a path you’re no longer on? Have you ever wondered what an ex teacher or mentor would think if they could see what you’re up to now? Do you ever feel like you’ve let your parents down by not becoming […]

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Are You More of a Phoenix than an Octopus?

Are You More of a Phoenix than an Octopus?

Some multipotentialites like having many active projects in their lives at any given time. They’re kind of like an octopus, and each of their eight arms is involved in a different project. One is playing the violin, one is building websites, one is obsessed with Brazilian jiu-jitsu… This is the multipotentialite that pops into most […]

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Multipotentialites and Love: Do We Eventually Get Bored in Our Relationships?
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Multipotentialites and Love: Do We Eventually Get Bored in Our Relationships?

Today I’m going to attempt to answer a question I get asked pretty often: Does our need for variety, our yearning to explore new things, and the boredom we feel once we’ve “gotten what we came for” in our projects extend to our relationships? I’m getting married in 10 days, so I thought this would […]

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“Should I Add This Project to My Life?” (Here’s a Simple Flow Chart to Help You Decide)

“Should I Add This Project to My Life?” (Here’s a Simple Flow Chart to Help You Decide)

Have you ever had a brilliant idea for a project you’d like to start? Or maybe there’s a project that has been nagging at you for a while, but that you just haven’t had time to focus on? I’m sure you’ve experienced this. You’re a multipotentialite! I was walking home in the hot sun the other day, […]

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One Moment that Changed My Life
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One Moment that Changed My Life

When I was ten, I made a decision that would alter the course of my life. It wasn’t a big decision. It wasn’t anything obviously life-changing like “I will be an astronaut,” or “I will study medicine.” There’s debate about whether everybody sees their life as a grand narrative, but I think that people who think of life as […]

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You Know You’re a Multipotentialite When… (Part 2)
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You Know You’re a Multipotentialite When… (Part 2)

A couple of years ago, I started a discussion in the Puttytribe, asking the puttypeep to help me come up with a list of classic multipod behaviors and situations. What followed was a hilarious conversation that in turn led to a Puttylike blog post called You Know You’re a Multipotentialite when… Well, that Puttytribe discussion is still going; it’s one […]

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So I’m A Multipotentialite… What Now?!
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So I’m A Multipotentialite… What Now?!

Congratulations! You’re a multipotentialite! At least, I expect you are, because you’re reading this article. Maybe you’re not sure. In that case, I’d like to remind you that there’s no barrier to entry. You don’t have to have a bizarre combination of jobs, you don’t have to speak multiple languages, you don’t have to do anything in […]

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What’s Your Multipotentialite Origin Story?
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What’s Your Multipotentialite Origin Story?

SCENE: OUTDOORS A shadowy figure is unloading barrels from a truck. We see the words, “WARNING: WEIRD CHEMICALS” emblazoned on each barrel as it is placed into a deep hole. Finally, the shadowy figure fills the hole and drives away. The camera pans underground to reveal a leak in one barrel of WEIRD CHEMICALS. We follow the […]

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