Posts Tagged with "career planning"

Why Goals Aren’t Enough—You Need to Set Directions

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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Why Goals Aren’t Enough—You Need to Set Directions

Recently, I caught up with a friend I don’t get to see often enough. Neither of us were in a Major Life Crisis, so we were doing that thing where we swap minor problems back and forth—everything from busyness to boredom to the various ways our aging bodies are mysteriously misbehaving. Naturally, we share that […]

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The Struggle to Find a Balance Between Freedom and Security

Monday, April 9, 2018

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The Struggle to Find a Balance Between Freedom and Security

When I’m writing for Puttylike, in the back of my mind I carry two principles which I hope help me to share something of value to the community. First, I try not to talk about myself too much (after all, this isn’t a personal blog!) and I aim to have an answer – even an […]

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10 Awesome Careers That Will Keep You Learning Forever

Tuesday, September 5, 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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The 3 Ingredients All Multipotentialites Need in Their Lives to be Happy

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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The 3 Ingredients All Multipotentialites Need in Their Lives to be Happy

What makes for a happy multipotentialite life? The freedom to explore? A bunch of sparkly projects to work on? Collaboration buddies? Cash to pay for all our project accessories? Professional success? Social contribution? While doing research for my book, I interviewed about 50 multipods from the Puttylike community (thanks y’all!) who self-described as being both happy and […]

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Are You More of a Phoenix than an Octopus?

Monday, August 15, 2016

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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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An Uncommon Tool to Help with Tricky Decisions

Monday, May 9, 2016

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An Uncommon Tool to Help with Tricky Decisions

Do you have a hard time making decisions? Could you use some guidance navigating your many passions and projects? Have you ever tried tarot? — hold up. Tarot? You heard me right. When Michelle and I were thinking about who we wanted to be a part of this year’s Multi-Passionate Must-Haves, there was a name popped immediately into […]

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What Does a “Real” Multipotentialite Look Like?

Monday, November 23, 2015

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What Does a “Real” Multipotentialite Look Like?

I’m going to present two competing narratives about multipotentialites and reality. And then we’re going to figure out why they’re both wrong. Narrative One: The “Real World” Won’t Let Us Be Ourselves. We’re Doomed! We Have To Get a Job Instead. One of my favourite things about the multipotentialite community is seeing the fascinating projects everyone […]

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3 Things I Didn’t Have Time to Say in My TED Talk

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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3 Things I Didn’t Have Time to Say in My TED Talk

First of all, a warm hello to all of the new multipotentialites who have joined us here at Puttylike in the last few days. My heart has been in a state of perpetual explosion, as hundreds of emails, tweets, and messages have rolled in. Thank you for sharing your stories with me. What an honour. […]

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