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“I’ve been meaning to do that for months now…”

8 April 2015

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“I’ve been meaning to do that for months now…”

I squinted at my friend through the camera. “What’s that on your wall?” It looked like velcro, or something holding the place of where a picture should be. “Oh that. Yeah, the previous tenants had stuff on the walls, but I just haven’t had time… I’ve been meaning to do something with this room for […]

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Why Procrastination Is Your Greatest Friend

25 August 2014

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Why Procrastination Is Your Greatest Friend

You know what procrastination feels like. You just don’t feel like doing whatever it is you’re supposed to be doing. Instead of cracking on with the task at hand, you search for distraction and find it in even the most mundane of tasks. Your closet needs tidying and there’s no time like the present. Even […]

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How To Overcome the Paradox of Choice

13 June 2014

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How To Overcome the Paradox of Choice

Do you ever look out at all of the cool things you could do– all of the exciting possibilities and projects, and yet, are unable to act? Perhaps they all seem pointless since you know you will lose interest eventually. For a community with so many different passions and fascinations, we seem to feel stuck […]

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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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How To Juggle Your Interests Without Dropping Any

22 May 2014

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How To Juggle Your Interests Without Dropping Any

Reminder: The Multi-Passionate Must-Haves sale ends tonight, May 22 at 11:59pm PST! Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Michelle Nickolaisen. One thing the creative freelancers I help consistently struggle with is finding the time to manage multiple projects without losing momentum on any of them. Client work, marketing yourself, the administrative side of […]

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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 Cope with Overwhelm

3 March 2014

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How to Cope with Overwhelm

Put your hands up if you’ve ever had a bad case of overwhelm. (I bet there’s a great big sea of hands waving back at me right about now.) Being a multipotentialite is like being the plate spinner at the circus. We have so many projects on the go at the same time and we try not to […]

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How To Curate Your Experiences and Organize Your Life

24 February 2014

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How To Curate Your Experiences and Organize Your Life

Do you have two dozen tabs open right now on your browser? (Don’t lie.) Wouldn’t it be nice to have a way to capture and sort through all of your interesting research, articles and experiences? I recently got the chance to speak with creator of Value of Simple and longtime puttypeep, Joel Zaslofsky about his new […]

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