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When Learning Gets Hard…is it Time to Quit?

29 May 2017

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When Learning Gets Hard…is it Time to Quit?

Ah, learning. A multipotentialite’s delight! We love learning for its own sake and because we can always find many ways to apply any new skill or knowledge we take on. Rapid learning is a multipotentialite super power, too. Sometimes we feel like infallible knowledge acquisition machines. Until we don’t. Take learning to play guitar. At […]

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A Multipotentialite’s Dream: a Grassroots Underground Grad School!

2 June 2016

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A Multipotentialite’s Dream: a Grassroots Underground Grad School!

Do you love learning? Do you wish you could afford to be in school indefinitely? Would you love to take classes on subjects as varied as social justice, puppeteering, and poetry? Behold Portland Underground Grad School (PUGS): a multipotentialite’s dream… I had the opportunity to jump on Skype with PUGS founder, Douglas Tsoi to talk about his […]

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Why Multipotentialites Rarely Start from Scratch

16 March 2015

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Why Multipotentialites Rarely Start from Scratch

One of the benefits of being in the Puttytribe is that, every month or so, you get the chance to attend a workshop put on by another puttypeep. Workshops can be on anything, from conscious dreaming and bookkeeping to typography and creating your own language. Last month, I attended a workshop on photography by Margaux. […]

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A Rant on the State of Education

6 March 2014

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A Rant on the State of Education

For the last two months, I’ve been taking General Chemistry at a local community college here in Chicago. It’s interesting, being back in school after several years. For one thing, you realize that not everyone is as enthusiastic about learning as you are– maybe not even the teacher. I dove in with such vigor, only […]

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4 Skills that will Dramatically Increase Your Chance of Thriving as a Multipotentialite

20 January 2014

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4 Skills that will Dramatically Increase Your Chance of Thriving as a Multipotentialite

What does it takes to thrive as a multipotentialite? Not survive. Not accept. THRIVE. Accepting and embracing your multipotentiality are wonderful steps along the journey. I get a lot of emails from people thanking me for informing them that there’s nothing wrong with them. That’s great, but it doesn’t have to stop there. Not only […]

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Using Music to Cook, or Why You Must Diversify Your Study

24 October 2013

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Using Music to Cook, or Why You Must Diversify Your Study

Editor's note: This is a guest post cartoon(!) by Stephen McCranie. Enjoy.

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How to Pick a College Major when You Have a Lot of Different Interests

3 October 2013

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How to Pick a College Major when You Have a Lot of Different Interests

Today, we’re going to tackle one from the putty mail bag: “Hi! I was wondering if you could write an article for students. I am aware uni is not too far away and as a multipotentialite I am struggling when it comes to what to study. I would love to hear your thoughts on whether […]

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How to Learn Anything… FAST! A Conversation with Author, Josh Kaufman

2 September 2013

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How to Learn Anything… FAST! A Conversation with Author, Josh Kaufman

How many hours does it take to learn a new skill? Conventional wisdom (and Malcolm Gladwell) would have you believe that it takes a long time to get good at an area. Something like 10,000 hours? About a year ago, I walked into a workshop about “fast skill acquisition” at WDS. As I entered the […]

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