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The Upside of Obsession: Why Being Picky About Your Workspace Pays Off

27 July 2015

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The Upside of Obsession: Why Being Picky About Your Workspace Pays Off

Note from Emilie: Today’s article is a guest post by my partner, Valerie. For some time now, Valerie has been the unofficial advisor/emotional support to the Creative Director here at Puttylike (i.e. me). We’re going to be leading the PuttyRetreat together in September, so I figured it was about time for an “official” introduction. I really loved reading this […]

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The Joy and Horror of Being Really Really Busy

23 July 2015

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The Joy and Horror of Being Really Really Busy

Being busy is not a novel concept for most multipotentialites. I often have to say no to projects, or make plans to hang out with someone weeks out. Sometimes I take 10+ days to email people back (but I always respond). Busyness is just part of the game, and usually my productivity strategies help me manage […]

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3 Strategies to Help You Run Multiple Businesses (Without Losing Your Mind)

13 July 2015

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3 Strategies to Help You Run Multiple Businesses (Without Losing Your Mind)

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Michelle Nickolaisen. If you’re a multipod with an entrepreneurial streak, chances are you have more than one money-making venture (whether it’s multiple businesses, or multiple streams of income within one business). In my case, my current project slate looks like this: A freelance writing business My site […]

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Are You Sick of Making Zero Progress on Your Projects?

22 June 2015

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Are You Sick of Making Zero Progress on Your Projects?

My biggest ambition is to be an author, which is why I’ve spent the last few years “writing” novels.” I say “writing” because it’s been a pretty on/off experience. One month I’ll be really into it and get really excited about the progress I’m making. The next month, I’ll forget all about it and start […]

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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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