Posts Tagged with "career"

Why You’re Never Too Old To Be A Multipotentialite

Monday, August 11, 2014

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Why You’re Never Too Old To Be A Multipotentialite

Multipotentiality is not just for the young. Indeed many of us don’t realize we’re multipotentialites until we’re in our forties, fifties, sixties, or even older than that. Talk to a multipotentialite over the age of forty and you’re likely to sense a little bit of regret at not learning sooner that having multiple interests and […]

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What Happens When Those Closest to Us Don’t Accept What We Do?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

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What Happens When Those Closest to Us Don’t Accept What We Do?

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Andy Mort. When you say no to orthodox employment and the 9-5 work paradigm, you may find that you’re inviting trouble into your life. Working for yourself means that you need to find motivation, encouragement and inspiration to keep on doing the work that you feel you have […]

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How a Varied Career Path Can Translate to Entrepreneurship

Thursday, November 28, 2013

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How a Varied Career Path Can Translate to Entrepreneurship

Does your resume look as random as your interests? Having a varied career path isn’t something to be ashamed of. Sticking to one career isn’t the only option. In fact, having a random array of jobs and skills may even help translate into the many hats of entrepreneurship, particularly if you want to run an […]

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

Monday, August 19, 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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The Secret to Finding a Fulfilling Career (or Three)

Monday, May 20, 2013

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The Secret to Finding a Fulfilling Career (or Three)

This is a guest post by Joanna Moore. We’re taught to follow the specialist life plan by picking one thing to be: a schoolteacher, a midwife, a politician perhaps. If we think about it, we can see that when someone decides to become one of these things, often they’re deciding what they want to do, […]

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I’m a Multipotentialite, Now What?

Monday, May 13, 2013

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I’m a Multipotentialite, Now What?

You’ve spent your whole life flitting from interest to interest, maybe pursuing a handful of projects at any one time. You’ve owned a catering business, worked at a medical clinic, trained dogs, taught yoga, played cello in a chamber group. You know about the oddest of topics because you were once obsessed with each of […]

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Losing Interest in Something You are “Gifted” at

Monday, February 25, 2013

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Losing Interest in Something You are “Gifted” at

I forgot how much fun it is to mix a song. Music used to be my refuge. I went through a particularly rough period when I was 18-19. An important friendship had just ended, I was at a new school that was big and anonymous and my band of four years had disintegrated– My band, […]

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The 7 Multipotentialite Super Powers

Monday, October 1, 2012

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The 7 Multipotentialite Super Powers

Specialists do certain things well. They are excellent craftsmen, they have a deep knowledge of their chosen profession, they’re focused and detail oriented. Multipotentialites are skilled in varying degrees depending on the passion. For example, after twelve years of classical violin training, I’m a pretty solid violinist. Compare that to the three years I spent […]

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