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The Simultaneous-Sequencial Spectrum, and How To Balance a “Primary” Focus with All of Your Other Interests

2 June 2014

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The Simultaneous-Sequencial Spectrum, and How To Balance a “Primary” Focus with All of Your Other Interests

There are many different kinds of multipotentialites. Barbara Sher breaks it down into several specific categories (the “double agent” the “sybill,” etc. My approach is a little less sophisticated. I like to think that multipods exist on a spectrum of sequential to simultaneous. On the sequential side of the spectrum there are those who love […]

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“Oh Look! A Shiny New Idea!” – A Tale of Tangents

15 May 2014

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“Oh Look! A Shiny New Idea!” – A Tale of Tangents

OK, so I had this project planned, and when I say planned, I mean planned. From previous experience I know if I don’t put a plan in place some things never happen. And I wanted this one to happen. The project I had in mind was one I was really excited about. I’d been thinking […]

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How to Deal with Interests That You Regularly Fall in and out of Love with

27 March 2014

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How to Deal with Interests That You Regularly Fall in and out of Love with

While there are many different kinds of multipotentialite, most of us tend to be either serialist or cyclical when it comes to our interests. The serialist moves sequentially from one interest to another and is unlikely to ever return to an interest once they’ve left it behind. The cyclical multipod, on the other hand, finds […]

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You Know You’re a Multipotentialite when…

24 March 2014

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You Know You’re a Multipotentialite when…

We have all sorts of discussions in the Puttytribe, from what to do with all your belongings from old hobbies to how to launch a podcast. But one of the most entertaining discussions we’ve been having recently is called You Know You’re A Multipotentialite When… Here are the responses it’s had. Enjoy! You read the “interests” […]

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The Physiology of Multipotentiality

5 December 2013

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The Physiology of Multipotentiality

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Jen Knapp. Of my many passion paths was a discontinued pursuit in medicine.  But while my medical bug is on bed rest for the time being, I nonetheless have wondered what unique, physiological components lurk deep within a multipotentialite’s biological wiring. By now, our multipotentialite community is […]

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Playing Music Might Aide in Your Success

28 October 2013

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Playing Music Might Aide in Your Success

Multipotentialites are highly creative people. I’ve seen this reflected in the arts, music, healing arts, spirituality, maker culture, and other areas. I’ve noticed that many multipotentialites have picked up a musical instrument (or two) at some point in their lives, Emilie and myself included. Both of us share the violin and guitar in common. A […]

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Is there a Multipotentialite Nemesis?

26 August 2013

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Is there a Multipotentialite Nemesis?

If I were to ask you what the biggest challenge you face as a multipotentialite is, what would you say? Reading through the comments on Puttylike and the threads on Puttytribe, it seems there are some very common challenges we all face. This got me wondering if they are all endured equally, or whether some […]

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Is Your Mind Feeling Full? Here’s how to Free Up more Thinking Space

25 July 2013

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Is Your Mind Feeling Full? Here’s how to Free Up more Thinking Space

The multipotentialite mind is always whirring: coming up with ideas, planning new projects, solving problems or learning new skills, and all that activity requires plenty of room to think. It’s quite normal for us to feel as though we’re running out of headspace. A feeling which is not unsurprising, when you discover how little the […]

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