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Why “Success” is an Unhelpful Idea and How to Really Flourish as a Multipotentialite

5 November 2017

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Why “Success” is an Unhelpful Idea and How to Really Flourish as a Multipotentialite

Words like “success” and “failure” have never meant much to me. Other people seem to care a great deal about these words, but I don’t really know what they mean. They seem so abstract and subjective. There are examples you can point to and say: “that person’s clearly a success!” Someone who’s career has taken […]

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What Makes a Successful Multipotentialite?

30 October 2017

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What Makes a Successful Multipotentialite?

Everybody wants success. And (nearly) everybody wants cake. Simple, right? Bake a cake, achieve some success… everybody’s happy. But the difference between cake and success is that everybody agrees what cake is. You can point to “a cake”. But there’s no such thing as “a success” that we can all point to and agree on. […]

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Does Sharing Your Goals Sabotage Your Chances of Success?

24 October 2017

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Does Sharing Your Goals Sabotage Your Chances of Success?

You’re at a party and a friend asks what you’ve been up to. Unable to tone down your enthusiasm, you dive in and tell them about your new project: a murder-mystery-in-a-box game that you’re creating! “WOW!” They say, “Tell me more…” You go on for a while, describing the difference scenarios and characters… You omit […]

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Filling the Gap After a Big Project Ends

6 August 2017

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Filling the Gap After a Big Project Ends

Usually I stay away from writing directly about myself, but today I want to share a little of what’s happening in my life. Right now, I’m getting close to the end of a big project: my second book (and first novel) is nearly complete! (In case you’re curious, it’s a fantastical, humorous adventure set in […]

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The Multipotentialite Year: 12 Projects in 12 Months

9 January 2017

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The Multipotentialite Year: 12 Projects in 12 Months

Alternative title: One Way to Achieve Loads this Year It’s that time of year when you’re probably thinking about your goals, what you’d like to achieve, and how you can make the most of the year ahead. Everywhere you look, people are announcing their big goals and words of the year. When you’re a multipotentialite, though, […]

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2017: The Year of… Rest?

2 January 2017

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2017: The Year of… Rest?

I like to end and begin most years by looking back and looking forward. That makes this my official “infamous goal-setting post” of 2017. Looking Back on 2016 I know a lot of us are grateful to leave 2016 behind. The social and political climate has obviously had an impact on my life, but that’s not what I’m going […]

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Why You’re So Confused About What You Want

13 June 2016

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Why You’re So Confused About What You Want

Today’s post is inspired by a concern I hear commonly from multipotentialites: There’s lots of advice out there on how to achieve your dreams. But I don’t know what my dream even is! How on earth do I figure out what I want?! Of course, this is a problem for all humans, but multipods suffer an […]

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“Emilie, what happens if you lose interest in Puttylike?”

15 June 2015

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“Emilie, what happens if you lose interest in Puttylike?”

Is there a danger in being invested in a project run by a multipotentialite? Possibly. After all, you never know when they might change directions. Today, I’m going to address the elephant in the room. I was recently asked the following question: “Hey Emilie, what happens if you lose interest in Puttylike one day? Are you going […]

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