“I Like Doing Hard Things”
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“I Like Doing Hard Things”

I once met someone, a multipotentialite, who had had an intimidatingly impressive career. He had worked as a spy at an organization that is known by its 3-letter acronym, which I was asked not to repeat. He had an MBA and built huge businesses, he scuba dived. He was the kind of person I didn’t […]

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When NOT to Quit
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When NOT to Quit

The first year of law school was exciting. It was challenging, interesting, and dramatic. However, by the time my third year rolled around, I was losing interest in law. The dull, corporate classes were making me want to chop my fingers off. It was also becoming clear to me that I didn’t want to pursue […]

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Win a Full Scholarship to the PuttyRetreat
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Win a Full Scholarship to the PuttyRetreat

Hey multipods! As you know, the inaugural PuttyRetreat is happening in Portland next month. It’s going to be an intimate weekend, full of creativity and magic, and we’d love for you to join us! We know the registration cost is a little steep, so we’ve decided to offer a full scholarship to help one deserving […]

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How to Keep Track of All Your Ideas
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How to Keep Track of All Your Ideas

If you’re anything like me, you have several exciting ideas a day. Sometimes it’s an idea for a business. Sometimes it’s an idea for a new hobby. Sometimes it’s an idea for a quest or an activity that you’d like to do. Having that many ideas floating around in your head can be quite stressful. […]

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The Upside of Obsession: Why Being Picky About Your Workspace Pays Off
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The Upside of Obsession: Why Being Picky About Your Workspace Pays Off

Note from Emilie: Today’s article is a guest post by my partner, Valerie. For some time now, Valerie has been the unofficial advisor/emotional support to the Creative Director here at Puttylike (i.e. me). We’re going to be leading the PuttyRetreat together in September, so I figured it was about time for an “official” introduction. I really loved reading this […]

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The Joy and Horror of Being Really Really Busy
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The Joy and Horror of Being Really Really Busy

Being busy is not a novel concept for most multipotentialites. I often have to say no to projects, or make plans to hang out with someone weeks out. Sometimes I take 10+ days to email people back (but I always respond). Busyness is just part of the game, and usually my productivity strategies help me manage […]

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Come Hang Out with Me in Portland at the First Ever PUTTYRETREAT!

Come Hang Out with Me in Portland at the First Ever PUTTYRETREAT!

Greetings multipods, Eee! I’m so excited to make this announcement. If you are a multipotentialite with projects (business, creative, personal growth, etc.) and you are yearning for a boost of energy and some support and inspiration, read on… I am inviting a small group of multipotentialites to Portland, Oregon for a 2-day retreat with the […]

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3 Strategies to Help You Run Multiple Businesses (Without Losing Your Mind)
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3 Strategies to Help You Run Multiple Businesses (Without Losing Your Mind)

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Michelle Nickolaisen. If you’re a multipod with an entrepreneurial streak, chances are you have more than one money-making venture (whether it’s multiple businesses, or multiple streams of income within one business). In my case, my current project slate looks like this: A freelance writing business My site […]

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