What Does a Multipotentialite Look Like? | Part I
All photos © Davide Greco

What Does a Multipotentialite Look Like? | Part I

Puttylike contributor Davide Greco photographs multipotentialites in their many habitats and interviews them about their many passions. This week, we’re featuring some first images from his To Be or…To Be? project, accompanied by his fabulous subjects’ own words (translated from Italian, of course!). I admire the contrasting ways in which these women have conceptualized their […]

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“Like many people, I hate talking about money.”

“Like many people, I hate talking about money.”

And, honestly, I’m not a big fan of thinking about it, either. Of course, I don’t mind having it, or spending it… which means I have an avoidance problem. I don’t much value money for it’s own sake, but I do require it, in order to spend it, in order to live. I find it […]

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Well, I’m Walking on Air…

Well, I’m Walking on Air…

Hey multipotentialite friends, What a wild week it’s been! Not only did How to Be Everything hit the shelves across North America, but the other day, Valerie and I finalized the sale on an adorable cabin we’ve been working on buying. Our first stab at home ownership! (For future reference, launching a book and buying […]

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It’s #HowToBeEverything Week!

It’s #HowToBeEverything Week!

Hi multipotentialite friends! I received the sweetest email last night from a clerk at a bookstore in Canada who had randomly picked up my book and found himself (in his words) enthralled. It was the best note to receive after a long day’s drive from BC to Portland for my book launch at Powells Bookstore. Especially since […]

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The 3 Ingredients All Multipotentialites Need in Their Lives to be Happy
Photo courtesy of Arveed.

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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