The Science of Being an Authentic Multipotentialite

9 October 2017

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The Science of Being an Authentic Multipotentialite

A few years ago, I was contacted by some Canadian researchers who were studying “people with multiple work identities.” They wanted to interview me for their study, in order to learn about my personal experiences as well as what I’ve observed among my multipotentialite community (i.e. you guys). I jumped at the opportunity. There isn’t […]

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10 Awesome Careers That Will Keep You Learning Forever

5 September 2017

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10 Awesome Careers That Will Keep You Learning Forever

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Dara Blaine A few years ago, I took an online assessment called the Strengthsfinder 2.0. It was designed to assess — you guessed it — my biggest strengths. After answering the questions, it didn’t surprise me to see “Learner” in my top five strengths. I certainly didn’t […]

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What Does A Multipotentialite Look Like? | Part II

10 July 2017

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What Does A Multipotentialite Look Like? | Part II

Puttylike contributor Davide Greco photographs multipotentialites in their many habitats and interviews them about their many passions. We featured some images and stories from his To Be or…To Be series back in May. For today’s post, Davide profiled…another Davide. :) Here’s his story in his own words, translated from the Italian by D. Greco. Enjoy! […]

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Career Advice for My 20-Year-Old Self

26 June 2017

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Career Advice for My 20-Year-Old Self

Note from Emilie: This post was published back in May on Thrive Global, but I’m reposting it here today because I want to share it with the Puttylike community. I originally wrote it for graduating students, as a bit of advice on starting their career journeys. But multipotentialites know that the challenges and triumphs of “graduating”—moving on, starting […]

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What Does a Multipotentialite Look Like? | Part I

23 May 2017

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What Does a Multipotentialite Look Like? | Part I

Puttylike contributor Davide Greco photographs multipotentialites in their many habitats and interviews them about their many passions. This week, we’re featuring some first images from his To Be or…To Be? project, accompanied by his fabulous subjects’ own words (translated from Italian, of course!). I admire the contrasting ways in which these women have conceptualized their […]

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“Like many people, I hate talking about money.”

15 May 2017

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“Like many people, I hate talking about money.”

And, honestly, I’m not a big fan of thinking about it, either. Of course, I don’t mind having it, or spending it… which means I have an avoidance problem. I don’t much value money for it’s own sake, but I do require it, in order to spend it, in order to live. I find it […]

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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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