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How Deep is Your Love (for What You Do)?

23 May 2016

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How Deep is Your Love (for What You Do)?

In March 2016 there was a flurry of news about the ancient Eastern board game, Go. For years Go had been the Holy Grail for programmers writing game-playing Artificial Intelligence, and Google claimed to have finally created a program capable of beating the best human players in the world. Despite my utter lack of knowledge about Go, I […]

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What Does a “Real” Multipotentialite Look Like?

23 November 2015

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What Does a “Real” Multipotentialite Look Like?

I’m going to present two competing narratives about multipotentialites and reality. And then we’re going to figure out why they’re both wrong. Narrative One: The “Real World” Won’t Let Us Be Ourselves. We’re Doomed! We Have To Get a Job Instead. One of my favourite things about the multipotentialite community is seeing the fascinating projects everyone […]

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A Bad Case of Imposter Syndrome

20 October 2015

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A Bad Case of Imposter Syndrome

Sometimes I will get a hankering in my heart to write a blog post. Usually I’ll have a topic in mind, but not always. Sometimes I’ll just want to connect with my peeps and express myself– to see and be seen. I’ve been feeling that pull lately. I’ve also been feeling a great deal of […]

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Do You Have One Why or Many Whys?

2 October 2015

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Do You Have One Why or Many Whys?

A few weeks ago, my friend, Jeff asked me what my “Why” is. We’ve talked a lot about Whys here at Puttylike. They’re kind of like personal overarching themes; the force that draws you to your various interests. Maybe your Why has to do with empowering people who lack a voice, and that has led you to […]

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How to Escape the Comparison Trap as a Multipotentialite

28 September 2015

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How to Escape the Comparison Trap as a Multipotentialite

Most people fall into the comparison trap from time to time but I’d wager that multipotentialites are more prone to doing so than most. And while we know that comparing ourselves to other people is bad for us, sometimes we need to remind ourselves exactly why comparison is toxic. First things first, it’s impossible to fairly compare ourselves to […]

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A Multipotentialite’s Guide to Dealing with Anxiety (Plus the Process of Writing and Publishing a Book)

25 May 2015

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A Multipotentialite’s Guide to Dealing with Anxiety (Plus the Process of Writing and Publishing a Book)

Note from Emilie: Hey multipods! As you may know, the Puttytribe is our little community where multipotentialites help other multipotentialites put their many goals, dreams, and projects into motion. We love featuring these projects on the blog, and sharing with you what your fellow multipotentialites are up to. I hope you enjoy this interview that Jo did with puttypeep, Neil Hughes. […]

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How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

27 April 2015

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How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Andy Mort. As a multipotentialite, you’re bound to experience impostor syndrome from time to time. With multiple interests, a variety of passions, and a whole bunch of creative pursuits on the go, you’re going feel like a fraud sometimes. As if you’ve got it all wrong and that any day […]

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How to Be Proud of Your Slash Career

6 April 2015

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How to Be Proud of Your Slash Career

Lots of multipods have more than one career or job title. They’re actors/waiters, lawyers/filmmakers, graphic designers/bakers/virtual assistants, and so on. This is what Emilie calls the slash approach. Having a slash career means working in more than one discipline at the same time, often because the money you make in one field enables you to […]

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