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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New Beginnings, Anxiety, and the Plurality of Emotions

New Beginnings, Anxiety, and the Plurality of Emotions

Last Thursday, Valerie and I packed up our little Honda and, with the dog curled up at my feet beneath the passenger seat, ventured north. Several hours and three ferry rides later, we arrived at our new home on our new island. Four friends were waiting for us in the road, holding a painted banner […]

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How to Make Your Free Time Count
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How to Make Your Free Time Count

The usual problem with time is not having enough of it. Between work, my own projects, home life, social life and various necessities, it feels as if I barely get to exercise my true passion of absolutely wasting my time. (This comedy sketch describes it perhaps a little too perfectly…) Joking aside, there’s lots of […]

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The SINGLE, GREATEST Piece of Advice for Multipotentialites
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The SINGLE, GREATEST Piece of Advice for Multipotentialites

Note from Emilie: This post is a collaboration with some of the awesome multipotentialites in the Puttytribe. I’ve been doing a lot of interviews lately to help spread the word about my new book. As you may know, interviews contain a lot of questions! I’ve gotten some great ones, most of which I feel comfortable answering. […]

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When Learning Gets Hard…is it Time to Quit?
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When Learning Gets Hard…is it Time to Quit?

Ah, learning. A multipotentialite’s delight! We love learning for its own sake and because we can always find many ways to apply any new skill or knowledge we take on. Rapid learning is a multipotentialite super power, too. Sometimes we feel like infallible knowledge acquisition machines. Until we don’t. Take learning to play guitar. At […]

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