Does Having Three Jobs Make Me a Multipotentialite? (hint: Maybe Not)
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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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The Surprising Challenge of Having Fun for Fun’s Sake
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The Surprising Challenge of Having Fun for Fun’s Sake

I often feel a lot of pressure. I don’t think I’m alone in this. The world we live in creates a constant sense of pressure for many of us. My experience of pressure is a feeling of questions burnt into my brain by endless repetition: Am I contributing to the world right now? Am I making […]

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A Sneak Peek of My New Book, HOW TO BE EVERYTHING!

A Sneak Peek of My New Book, HOW TO BE EVERYTHING!

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Hi there multipod friends, I have a surprise for you today! It’s an excerpt from my forthcoming book, How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to  Be When They Grow Up. I wrote How to Be Everything because there just aren’t enough resources out there for multipotentialites. I wanted […]

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3 Questions to Ask When You Don’t Know What to Do with Your Life
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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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Do You Plan, Ruminate, Worry, Poke, Prod, and Fumble? How to Stop Overanalyzing Your Projects
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Do You Plan, Ruminate, Worry, Poke, Prod, and Fumble? How to Stop Overanalyzing Your Projects

I’ve been planning to write this post for approximately seven years. Every possible paragraph has been carefully researched. Each of my thoughts has been passed by a number of focus groups. (In fact, the focus groups were themselves chosen by focus groups, although it took me several months of careful focus-grouping to discover that that was […]

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Pre-order my book, HOW TO BE EVERYTHING and you’ll get some sweet bonuses (plus my eternal love)

Pre-order my book, HOW TO BE EVERYTHING and you’ll get some sweet bonuses (plus my eternal love)

Greetings multipotentialite friends! I’ve dreamed of this moment for the last twelve months–the moment I could officially let the cat out of the bag and tell you what I’ve been up to. In early 2016, I signed a publishing contract with HarperCollins to write a book for and about multipotentialites. Since then, I’ve been working […]

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“Multipotentialites can’t stick with anything long enough to build successful careers.”

“Multipotentialites can’t stick with anything long enough to build successful careers.”

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about multipotentialites. Today I’d like to address one of the biggest: that multipotentialites can’t stick with anything long enough to build successful careers. It’s true that multipotentialites sometimes have fleeting interests. We love to explore and we can be passionate about a subject one day and lose […]

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Do You Feel the Need to Be Impressive?
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Do You Feel the Need to Be Impressive?

Hi, my name’s Neil Hughes and, because I’m human, I want you to be impressed by me. This is normal. We are social animals, so it’s natural to be concerned about our status within the tribe. Am I important? What will people think when they meet me? As ever, there’s both a healthy mindset and […]

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