How To Make Money as a Multipotentialite (and Looking for Case Studies for My Book)

10 March 2014

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How To Make Money as a Multipotentialite (and Looking for Case Studies for My Book)

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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Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together: a Conversation with Pam Slim

2 January 2014

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Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together: a Conversation with Pam Slim

Hi Multipotentialites! I have a treat for you today. I recently sat down with author, blogger, coach, mom, MMA black belt holder, and all around sweetheart, Pam Slim. Pam is the author of the new book, Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together. This book is a gift to multipotentialites. It’s […]

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I Built a Standing Desk! (And Kicked a Limiting Belief to the Curb)

18 November 2013

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I Built a Standing Desk! (And Kicked a Limiting Belief to the Curb)

About two months ago I hurt my neck. It was silly, how it happened. I just slept in a funny position one night, and then BAM, excruciating pain. It lingered for weeks and wasn’t getting any better so I finally started seeing a chiropractor and physiotherapist. My doc helped me feel better but told me […]

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What Are You going to Do with Your 11 Lifetimes?

7 November 2013

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What Are You going to Do with Your 11 Lifetimes?

Editor’s note: today’s cartoon post is by Zach Weiner. It’s a beautiful rebuttal to the 10,000 hour argument and proves that there’s a vast middle ground between doing only one thing and doing everything under the sun. Your Turn What are some things you’d like to do with your 11 lifetimes? ** Originally published on […]

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Could there be a Multipotentialite Career Revolution Brewing?

4 November 2013

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Could there be a Multipotentialite Career Revolution Brewing?

I love the idea of reclaiming normal conventions and flipping them to the multipotentialite advantage. Take the world of work for example, how could we adapt current work cultures to embrace the talents of pluralists? Just because something is currently beyond the realms of the norm or the possible it doesn’t mean it will always […]

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Telling Your Boss about Your Multipotentiality…

10 October 2013

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Telling Your Boss about Your Multipotentiality…

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Jen Knapp. I’ve been working in an unchallenging, one dimensional office job for 2.5 years – something my fellow Polymaths would find agonizing (and trust me, I do!). Recently, out of the blue, my boss – who’s based in Boston, and rarely visits my Colorado office – […]

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“What do you do?” How to Introduce Yourself when you’re a Multipotentialite

19 August 2013

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“What do you do?” How to Introduce Yourself when you’re a Multipotentialite

Most of us hate being asked what we do. I mean, how do you introduce yourself when there are a dozen different roles that you might assume on a regular basis and “what you do” is constantly changing? Unlike your peers, you may not have one easy-to-summarize job title, or there may not be one […]

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How To Brand Yourself as a Multipotentialite in a Way that Makes Sense to Conventional Employers

1 July 2013

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How To Brand Yourself as a Multipotentialite in a Way that Makes Sense to Conventional Employers

From the Putty mail bag: I have a question, maybe this is something other readers are wondering as well. How in the world can a multipotentialite create a personal brand that makes sense to more conventional employers, clients and professional contacts? I often find that the amount of thinking, ideas and energy that I generate […]

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