About Emilie & Puttylike | About the Puttyteam
Welcome to Puttylike, a home for people who have many interests and creative pursuits — AKA multipotentialites.
I’m Emilie Wapnick, the founder, creative director, and resident multipotentialite here on the site. As you might imagine, I do a lot of different things. I write, speak, teach, design, make art, research, philosophize, explore, and tinker… Depending on the day.
I believe that, instead of picking one thing and denying all of our other interests, we can find ways to integrate our many passions into our lives. I created Puttylike in 2010 as a way to help people do just that: build dynamic, multifaceted lives, in practical and sustainable ways.
On Puttylike, we talk about the main challenges faced by multipotentialites. Things like: work, productivity, fear, and explaining who we are and what we do to others. There are over 500 articles on the blog (here are some suggestions about where to start).
Since 2010, the site has grown into a worldwide community of multipotentialites. But it’s more than that. It’s a movement. People of all ages, from all backgrounds, are rejecting the notion that we need to do and be one thing (a perspective that is rooted more in history than in science). We’re showing the world that being curious about many things is a strength. In fact, it might just be a super power.
Are you a multipotentialite?
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And if you haven’t already seen it, my TED talk is a good primer on what it means to be a multipotentialite, our super powers, and my journey to accept this part of myself.
Oh yeah, I also wrote this book called How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up. You might like that, too. :)
If you’re a multipotentialite (or you might be a multipotentialite, or you think being a multipotentialite sounds cool), it’s great to have you here! Welcome home.
Emilie Wapnick is a writer, career coach, blogger, and community leader. She is the founder and creative director at Puttylike.com, where she helps multipotentialites (people with many passions and creative pursuits) integrate all of their interests to create dynamic, fulfilling, and fruitful careers and lives. Unable to settle on one path herself, Emilie studied music, art, film production and law, graduating from the Law Faculty at McGill University.
Emilie’s TED talk has been viewed over 3.6 million times, and has been translated into 36 languages. She’s been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Financial Times, The Huffington Post, BBC, and Lifehacker. Her book How to Be Everything: a Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up, comes out with HarperCollins in May 2017.