Ask Yourself This Question to Find Your Overarching Theme
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Ask Yourself This Question to Find Your Overarching Theme

As a keen Puttylike-reading multipotentialite, perhaps you’ve heard of the concept of the overarching theme (also known as your Why)– a central concept that links together all of your interests, however disparate they may seem on the surface. Sometimes the multipod life can feel a little random and unplanned. Discovering an overarching theme can reveal an […]

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“I Never Finish Anything”: How to Stop Feeling Guilty about All of Your Unfinished Projects
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“I Never Finish Anything”: How to Stop Feeling Guilty about All of Your Unfinished Projects

Many (many) years ago, I decided to take up wood carving. I went to a local arts store, bought a bunch of tools and materials and things… and then promptly did absolutely nothing with them. Ever. The sole lasting legacy of this tiny episode is that whenever I remember it, I feel guilty forever, even though […]

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When Was the Last Time You Let Yourself Do Whatever You Wanted to Do?
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When Was the Last Time You Let Yourself Do Whatever You Wanted to Do?

I have a bad habit. Actually I have many, but there’s one in particular that I expect many multipotentialites also have. When I have an idea or come across something new, I get really, really excited about it. I daydream about it, listen to podcasts on the subject, and occasionally (when I’m not procrastinating too […]

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That time I got married…
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That time I got married…

Hey multipotentialites, Emilie here, coming to you from North Queensland, Australia, where my wife, Valerie, and I are on honeymoon!!!! I was/am planning on taking this week off by totally disconnecting, but I just had this urge to check in with you guys… The past couple weeks have felt like a culmination of so much: […]

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In Praise of Boredom
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In Praise of Boredom

I’ve wondered before about multipotentialites’ greatest fear. Last time I suggested it might be that each choice we make excludes all the other options we could have taken. Every time we do anything, we mourn an infinite number of lost futures. There’s another common dread that I hear over and over when talking to fellow multipods: boredom. […]

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How to Be a Happy Multipotentialite in a Traditional Career
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How to Be a Happy Multipotentialite in a Traditional Career

The internet is a strange place. The onset of mass anonymous communication seems to have allowed humanity to let out all of its inner weirdness at once. Which makes it mildly surprising that the internet is also filled with great career advice. However, most of the career advice out there is aimed at non-multipotentialites, so it […]

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How to Get Over Multipotentialite Guilt and “Wasted Talent”
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How to Get Over Multipotentialite Guilt and “Wasted Talent”

Do you ever look at former colleagues and classmates with envy, because they’re heading down a path you’re no longer on? Have you ever wondered what an ex teacher or mentor would think if they could see what you’re up to now? Do you ever feel like you’ve let your parents down by not becoming […]

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Are You More of a Phoenix than an Octopus?

Are You More of a Phoenix than an Octopus?

Some multipotentialites like having many active projects in their lives at any given time. They’re kind of like an octopus, and each of their eight arms is involved in a different project. One is playing the violin, one is building websites, one is obsessed with Brazilian jiu-jitsu… This is the multipotentialite that pops into most […]

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