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“I Like Doing Hard Things”

24 August 2015

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“I Like Doing Hard Things”

I once met someone, a multipotentialite, who had had an intimidatingly impressive career. He had worked as a spy at an organization that is known by its 3-letter acronym, which I was asked not to repeat. He had an MBA and built huge businesses, he scuba dived. He was the kind of person I didn’t […]

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When NOT to Quit

17 August 2015

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When NOT to Quit

The first year of law school was exciting. It was challenging, interesting, and dramatic. However, by the time my third year rolled around, I was losing interest in law. The dull, corporate classes were making me want to chop my fingers off. It was also becoming clear to me that I didn’t want to pursue […]

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How To Stop Feeling Guilty about New Interests

6 July 2015

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How To Stop Feeling Guilty about New Interests

Being a multipotentialite is great, but even if you recognize the benefits that come with being interested in many things, you’re probably only too familiar with the negative emotions that come with not being able to stick to one thing. There you are, bumbling along, excited about the project you’re working on, and then WHAM! […]

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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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Can’t Find the Common Thread? Find the Jewel in Your Heart

8 June 2015

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Can’t Find the Common Thread? Find the Jewel in Your Heart

This is a guest post by Pace Smith. Howdy, multipotentialites! You know how Emilie always talks about finding the common thread that connects your multifarious interests? My question is: What if your common thread is something spiritual, not something practical? The Basic Building Blocks of the Universe Particle physics teaches that the basic physical building blocks […]

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How Do You Know when it’s Time to Pursue a New Interest?

7 May 2015

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How Do You Know when it’s Time to Pursue a New Interest?

I was recently in a situation that you’re probably familiar with. I’d just introduced someone to the concept of multipotentiality for the first time and she was looking at me in disbelief. The questions started coming: “So how do you…?”, “What happens when…?”, “Why do you..?” So I began trying to help her make sense of what I was saying. And then […]

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Ever Wish You Came With Instructions? How To Create Your Own “Me-Manual”

23 February 2015

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Ever Wish You Came With Instructions? How To Create Your Own “Me-Manual”

Ever wish your life came with a set of instructions? Just imagine how much easier it would be if we each came with a user guide that was full of tailor-made techniques and strategies to help us handle ourselves and our natural tendencies. Since we weren’t born clutching instruction manuals, how do we go about figuring out our multipotentialite tendencies? Mostly, we […]

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Do You Overcommit? How To Deal with Problematic Multipotentialite Patterns

26 January 2015

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Do You Overcommit? How To Deal with Problematic Multipotentialite Patterns

Like a kid raiding a candy store, I’ve found that it’s all too easy to amass a huge heap of delicious projects to gorge on. Unfortunately, like that kid who will more than likely end up feeling queasy from eating all that candy, I recently discovered that my eyes are bigger than my belly. In the mad […]

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