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What Happens When Those Closest to Us Don’t Accept What We Do?

30 January 2014

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What Happens When Those Closest to Us Don’t Accept What We Do?

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Andy Mort. When you say no to orthodox employment and the 9-5 work paradigm, you may find that you’re inviting trouble into your life. Working for yourself means that you need to find motivation, encouragement and inspiration to keep on doing the work that you feel you have […]

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The Multipotentialite Musician (or Why Your Message is more Important than Your Skill Level)

15 April 2013

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The Multipotentialite Musician (or Why Your Message is more Important than Your Skill Level)

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Josh Taylor. A long time ago, before even I was born was the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. The crowd awaited Bob Dylan’s usual appearance as the roadies started setting up equipment. But something was wrong…wait a minute…guitar amps? Drums?!! Wasn’t this the darling of true folkies who […]

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How You Get the Puttylike Snowball Effect

3 December 2012

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How You Get the Puttylike Snowball Effect

Today’s post is a guest post by my friend, and fellow puttypeep, Joel Zaslofsky. Receiving this piece in my inbox was a complete surprise, and it really warmed my heart. All I can say is that when it comes to my relationship with the puttypeep, the feeling is absolutely mutual! Take it away, Joel. *** […]

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The Eclectic Life of a Zoo Mystery Author

6 August 2012

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The Eclectic Life of a Zoo Mystery Author

Note from Emilie: Today I’m honoured to welcome my aunt (by choice), Ann Littlewood to Puttylike. Ann used to be a Zoo Keeper, among other things, and now she writes “zoo mysteries.” As someone obsessed with projects that take place at the intersections, I was immediately fascinated by what she was doing and asked if […]

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How to Interpret Silence from Your Audience

23 April 2012

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How to Interpret Silence from Your Audience

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Andy Mort. When I started my blog, I spent days crafting each post.  It was a thankless process of writing, re-writing, editing, scrapping, metaphorically screwing up the digital paper and often starting from scratch over and over.  I would pour absolutely all of my being into it […]

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How to Get People to Take You and Your Interests Seriously

29 March 2012

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How to Get People to Take You and Your Interests Seriously

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Alexander Heyne of Milk the Pigeon. You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. – Steve jobs Help! I’m a multipotentialite and nobody takes me or my […]

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Is Your Career Path Determined By a High School Kid?

23 February 2012

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Is Your Career Path Determined By a High School Kid?

Editor’s Note: this is a guest post by Dan Johnson. I was thinking recently about how so many people end up in jobs that they don’t like, and I started wondering what it is that leads so many of us down that path towards a life of boredom and broken dreams. When did we make […]

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How to Combine Your Passions and Create a “Multipotentialite Adventure”

13 February 2012

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How to Combine Your Passions and Create a “Multipotentialite Adventure”

Editor’s Note: this is a guest post by Annie Disano. I had a rough time when I first came into this world. I didn’t always know I was “different.” I had a good family. I had a good home. I was a little sickly, but other kids had allergies anyway. I didn’t feel special, or […]

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