Why Goals Aren’t Enough—You Need to Set Directions

Why Goals Aren’t Enough—You Need to Set Directions

Recently, I caught up with a friend I don’t get to see often enough. Neither of us were in a Major Life Crisis, so we were doing that thing where we swap minor problems back and forth—everything from busyness to boredom to the various ways our aging bodies are mysteriously misbehaving. Naturally, we share that […]

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How to Explore a Curiosity Before Going All In
Image courtesy of Brigitta Falkner.

How to Explore a Curiosity Before Going All In

When I was a kid, we had a family friend who jumped from interest to interest. We’ll call him Bob to protect his identity (and also because I can’t remember his name. It was a long time ago). Bob was always onto something. Once, he went on a cruise and came back with an idea to […]

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What Does a Community of Multipotentialites LOOK Like?

What Does a Community of Multipotentialites LOOK Like?

Hi multipotentialite friends! I’m a little giddy this morning because I have something to show you. So many of you have emailed me over the years with questions about the Puttytribe. It seems that many of you don’t really understand what the community is… Like, what is it EXACTLY??? A forum?…Group coaching?…Huh?? Well, it’s time […]

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What to Do with ALL THIS STUFF?! 11 Tips for Multipotentialites

What to Do with ALL THIS STUFF?! 11 Tips for Multipotentialites

“Stuff is great; so having more stuff is even more greater!” – a genius When I was young, I more or less believed this (obviously made-up) quote. I liked the things I had, so it made sense to want more things. As I got older, I began to feel differently. Perhaps I grew as a […]

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Why You Should Embrace Your “Amateurish” Side and Get Over Yourself (Occasionally)
Photo courtesy of Tom Mrazek

Why You Should Embrace Your “Amateurish” Side and Get Over Yourself (Occasionally)

I just got back from my favourite place on earth: music camp. I’ve been going on and off for 29 years (since I was 5)! The camp is called Cammac, and it’s located in the woods by a lake, midway between Montreal and Ottawa. It’s a camp for kids, teens, and adults; families usually go […]

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“Every time I’m required to specialize, I feel trapped”
Photo courtesy of Ken Teegarden.

“Every time I’m required to specialize, I feel trapped”

Sometimes I imagine what it would be like to make a spreadsheet of my fears so I could score them on how likely they are to come to pass. (This probably says a little too much about me.) On this imaginary spreadsheet, there are plausible fears – perhaps a worldwide coffee shortage would rate an […]

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How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

I was hosting our monthly multipotentialite mixer in the Puttytribe the other day and someone asked about imposter syndrome. You know, imposter syndrome! The “psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments, and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a ‘fraud’.” (Wikipedia) Almost immediately, several people piped up in the chat: Yes! […]

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“Help! I want an accountability buddy, but I’m scared…”

“Help! I want an accountability buddy, but I’m scared…”

Multipotentialites usually have a lot going on: businesses we wish to start or grow, skills we’re trying to learn, creative projects, major life or career transitions… We’re usually quite busy (happily so) and we’re often working on something–or multiple things–that are big and meaningful. With so much on our plate, it can be easy to […]

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