Does Having Three Jobs Make Me a Multipotentialite? (hint: Maybe Not)

7 March 2017

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Does Having Three Jobs Make Me a Multipotentialite? (hint: Maybe Not)

A multipotentialite is someone who has a lot of different jobs, right? Or rather, if we meet someone with multiple jobs, they must be a multipotentialite, yeah? Well, maybe. People tend to equate the multipotentialite with one of its sub-categories: the Slash Careerist. They meet someone who juggles four jobs and/or businesses and think: Oh, […]

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3 Questions to Ask When You Don’t Know What to Do with Your Life

13 February 2017

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3 Questions to Ask When You Don’t Know What to Do with Your Life

Deciding what to do with your life is difficult for anyone, but for multipotentialites it’s usually even harder. A lot of conventional career advice doesn’t work for us, and trying to follow it can make us miserable. Over the years, Emilie’s shared plenty of ideas about how multipotentialites might go about finding the right career(s) or […]

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A Recipe for Career Happiness

11 January 2016

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A Recipe for Career Happiness

I’ve been working on a blog post about how to write effective resumes as a multipotentialite. With so many skills and backgrounds you could highlight, how should you choose what to feature on your resume and what to leave out? It’s a question that confounds many a multipod, and one that deserves some attention. While working on this post, […]

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Multipotentiality Didn’t Change My Life… It IS My Life

1 September 2015

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Multipotentiality Didn’t Change My Life… It IS My Life

Note from Emilie: this is the first post by one of our new Staff Writers, Neil Hughes. Neil is a big-hearted, hilarious, and inspiring multipod from the UK, and I couldn’t be more excited to have him on the PuttyTeam. I think you’ll really enjoy this… ** Several years ago, I went for a walk. Not a […]

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How to Make a Living from Your Mulitpotentiality

9 March 2015

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How to Make a Living from Your Mulitpotentiality

I’ve never believed it’s a sensible idea to keep all my eggs in one basket. The idea of creating diverse income streams is therefore one that sits comfortably with me. In Making a Living Without a Job, author Barbara Winter describes this approach as creating multiple profit centers. This approach to making a living will appeal to many of us multipotentialites, because […]

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How To Hit the Pillow Each Night Feeling Completely Fulfilled and Satisfied

15 December 2014

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How To Hit the Pillow Each Night Feeling Completely Fulfilled and Satisfied

I rested my head on my pillow. What a good day, I thought. What a good good day! It felt full, whole, satisfying. What had made today so great? I pondered. I thought for a minute, reached for my notebook and pen, and sketched the following: All four of these elements had been present in […]

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How To Make the Most of Your Networking Experience

10 July 2014

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How To Make the Most of Your Networking Experience

At the time of writing this, World Domination Summit (WDS) is coming up. WDS is a popular conference for bloggers and entrepreneurs that’s held in Portland, OR each year. This year I’ll be hanging around on the fringes as an un-conferencer. I went to at least ten unofficial meet-ups last year and, even though I […]

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How To Make Money as a Multipotentialite

10 March 2014

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How To Make Money as a Multipotentialite

There’s a certain question that arises the moment you realize you’re a multipotentialite. It goes something like this: “I’m a multipod, great! But um… Now, how do I make a living?” The “work question” is almost certainly the biggest, most pressing, anxiety-inducing issue that multipotentialites face. There are an innumerable number of ways of structuring […]

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