How to Figure Out Your Overarching Theme — The Definitive Resource List
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How to Figure Out Your Overarching Theme — The Definitive Resource List

For many multipotentialites, the overarching theme is the holy grail. Figure out what links your interests, and you have a way to bring together your body of work, brand yourself, find a career or jobs you’ll love, and build a business you’ll never grow bored of. Unfortunately, you can’t just conjure up your overarching theme out of […]

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How to Create the Perfect Multipotentialite Environment
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How to Create the Perfect Multipotentialite Environment

What’s your ideal environment? If I’m honest, mine would probably include a hot tub, a beautiful mountain view, and a ready supply of cocktails. And a fast internet connection. Although… if I’m being truly honest, I couldn’t spend every day like that. (I am, however, willing to try, if anyone is in a position to […]

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Is It Arrogant to Call Yourself a Multipotentialite?
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Is It Arrogant to Call Yourself a Multipotentialite?

Some time ago, a friend asked me what I was doing these days – a question that’s always a joy to answer. I figured “it’s complicated” is a bit of a conversation killer, so I explained that I’m a multipotentialite. I finished by summarizing my current life plan as “make a career out of doing everything.” After […]

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What Are You NOT Interested In?
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What Are You NOT Interested In?

If you’re reading Puttylike, there’s a decent chance that whenever you’re asked “so, what are you into?” your default response is a kind of confused brain-crash while you search for an acceptable way to say “EVERYTHING!” To some degree, the question makes no sense. For each topic you could mention, you want to say, “But […]

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4 Common Misconceptions About Multipotentialites
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4 Common Misconceptions About Multipotentialites

Emilie here. Before we jump into today’s post, just a quick reminder that we’re accepting new members in the Puttytribe tomorrow! Could you use some support from your fellow multipotentialites as you build a life around your many passions? Click here to learn more. I look forward to meeting all of the new puttypeep. Woo hoo! […]

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What Does “Puttylike” Mean?
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What Does “Puttylike” Mean?

The other day, someone in the Puttytribe started a discussion in the forum asking what a “puttypeep” is. English wasn’t their native language and they didn’t quite get it. I posted a reply and then realized how helpful it might be to share my response here on the blog. I bet she isn’t the only person who’s been wondering. […]

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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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