Why You Should Pursue Things You’re Bad at and Don’t Get Paid For
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Why You Should Pursue Things You’re Bad at and Don’t Get Paid For

“Oh Sophie, it’s beeeautiful!” I exclaimed, admiring the yellow pipe cleaner wrapped around a ball of aluminum foil attached to my friend’s ring finger. The audience laughed. I didn’t. I stayed in character. A few lines later and it was my turn to kick off the song: “Honey honey, how he thrills me…” In case […]

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Filling the Gap After a Big Project Ends
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Filling the Gap After a Big Project Ends

Usually I stay away from writing directly about myself, but today I want to share a little of what’s happening in my life. Right now, I’m getting close to the end of a big project: my second book (and first novel) is nearly complete! (In case you’re curious, it’s a fantastical, humorous adventure set in […]

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Why Multipotentialites Should Become More Resilient
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Why Multipotentialites Should Become More Resilient

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Nat Smith Do you ever feel completely derailed by a rough day, week, or year? When life fills our path with challenges that we don’t feel equipped to handle, we often feel like our only choices are to give up, or to soldier on and become bitter […]

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Giveaway: Win a Signed Copy of How to Be Everything

Giveaway: Win a Signed Copy of How to Be Everything

Hello my multipotentialite buddies! I have an admission to make: I don’t have a post for today. I’ve been so busy living my (particularly crazy) multipotentialite life that there was just no way I was going to get it done. Here’s what’s been going on with me: I’ve been completing a 20 station radio tour […]

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Why It’s Impossible to be a Renaissance Person, and Why That’s Okay
Galileo Galilei: astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician

Why It’s Impossible to be a Renaissance Person, and Why That’s Okay

Sometimes multipotentialites refer to themselves by other names: scanners, hummingbirds, generalists and even sometimes a “renaissance person.” I like some of these names more than others. Which I use depends on who I’m talking to and how much effort I’m willing to put in explaining myself. If I need to make myself easily understood and […]

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What Does A Multipotentialite Look Like? | Part II
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What Does A Multipotentialite Look Like? | Part II

Puttylike contributor Davide Greco photographs multipotentialites in their many habitats and interviews them about their many passions. We featured some images and stories from his To Be or…To Be series back in May. For today’s post, Davide profiled…another Davide. :) Here’s his story in his own words, translated from the Italian by D. Greco. Enjoy! […]

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Do You Suffer from Multipotentialite Imposter Syndrome?
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Do You Suffer from Multipotentialite Imposter Syndrome?

Imposter syndrome: a belief that deep down, you are a fraud, that you shouldn’t be here, and that one day everyone will wake up and realize it. Imposter syndrome is a phenomenon that most multipods know well. It’s easy to doubt your ability when you feel different from your peers, and it’s easy to feel different […]

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Career Advice for My 20-Year-Old Self

Career Advice for My 20-Year-Old Self

Note from Emilie: This post was published back in May on Thrive Global, but I’m reposting it here today because I want to share it with the Puttylike community. I originally wrote it for graduating students, as a bit of advice on starting their career journeys. But multipotentialites know that the challenges and triumphs of “graduating”—moving on, starting […]

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