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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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Why It’s Good To Be A Multipotentialite

23 March 2015

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Why It’s Good To Be A Multipotentialite

Many of us found Puttylike after struggling for years with our multipotentiality, though back then we didn’t know that’s what it was called. We just knew that society wanted us to stick to one path but that, no matter how hard we tried, we could never quite do that. At first being a scanner seems […]

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How Leaks, Mold, and a Broken Refrigerator Can Help You Grow Your Confidence

16 February 2015

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How Leaks, Mold, and a Broken Refrigerator Can Help You Grow Your Confidence

I was talking to a friend several months ago about the vintage travel trailer I had just bought. “It sounds like that will provide you with plenty of DIY opportunities,” she replied enthusiastically. Indeed, one of the reasons I wanted to spend six months living in a trailer in the wilderness is that I wanted to […]

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Is “Multipotentialite” a Real Thing? Is it Really Okay to Be this Way?

19 January 2015

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Is “Multipotentialite” a Real Thing? Is it Really Okay to Be this Way?

Emilie, I found Puttylike today while searching the web for advice on how to settle down and focus on just one interest in life. I’ve struggled with this ‘problem’ for as long as I can remember– having varied, multiple interest and goals and cycling through them on a regular basis. It’s has caused me much anguish […]

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