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The SINGLE, GREATEST Piece of Advice for Multipotentialites

5 June 2017

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The SINGLE, GREATEST Piece of Advice for Multipotentialites

Note from Emilie: This post is a collaboration with some of the awesome multipotentialites in the Puttytribe. I’ve been doing a lot of interviews lately to help spread the word about my new book. As you may know, interviews contain a lot of questions! I’ve gotten some great ones, most of which I feel comfortable answering. […]

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Christmas, Friendships and Living in the “In-Betweens”

20 December 2016

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Christmas, Friendships and Living in the “In-Betweens”

Most multipotentialites are intimately familiar with the “in-betweens.” We love exploring the connections between disparate ideas and we often work in industries that intersect with other areas. Socially and identity-wise we often inhabit the “in betweens,” as well. We may find ourselves floating between social groups. I, for one, have always had a motley array […]

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What Are You NOT Interested In?

24 October 2016

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What Are You NOT Interested In?

If you’re reading Puttylike, there’s a decent chance that whenever you’re asked “so, what are you into?” your default response is a kind of confused brain-crash while you search for an acceptable way to say “EVERYTHING!” To some degree, the question makes no sense. For each topic you could mention, you want to say, “But […]

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Ask Yourself This Question to Find Your Overarching Theme

4 October 2016

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Ask Yourself This Question to Find Your Overarching Theme

As a keen Puttylike-reading multipotentialite, perhaps you’ve heard of the concept of the overarching theme (also known as your Why)– a central concept that links together all of your interests, however disparate they may seem on the surface. Sometimes the multipod life can feel a little random and unplanned. Discovering an overarching theme can reveal an […]

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“I Never Finish Anything”: How to Stop Feeling Guilty about All of Your Unfinished Projects

28 September 2016

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“I Never Finish Anything”: How to Stop Feeling Guilty about All of Your Unfinished Projects

Many (many) years ago, I decided to take up wood carving. I went to a local arts store, bought a bunch of tools and materials and things… and then promptly did absolutely nothing with them. Ever. The sole lasting legacy of this tiny episode is that whenever I remember it, I feel guilty forever, even though […]

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Are You More of a Phoenix than an Octopus?

15 August 2016

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Are You More of a Phoenix than an Octopus?

Some multipotentialites like having many active projects in their lives at any given time. They’re kind of like an octopus, and each of their eight arms is involved in a different project. One is playing the violin, one is building websites, one is obsessed with Brazilian jiu-jitsu… This is the multipotentialite that pops into most […]

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You Know You’re a Multipotentialite When… (Part 2)

18 July 2016

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You Know You’re a Multipotentialite When… (Part 2)

A couple of years ago, I started a discussion in the Puttytribe, asking the puttypeep to help me come up with a list of classic multipod behaviors and situations. What followed was a hilarious conversation that in turn led to a Puttylike blog post called You Know You’re a Multipotentialite when… Well, that community-wide discussion in the Puttytribe is […]

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So I’m A Multipotentialite… What Now?!

11 July 2016

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So I’m A Multipotentialite… What Now?!

Congratulations! You’re a multipotentialite! At least, I expect you are, because you’re reading this article. Maybe you’re not sure. In that case, I’d like to remind you that there’s no barrier to entry. You don’t have to have a bizarre combination of jobs, you don’t have to speak multiple languages, you don’t have to do anything in […]

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