Posts Tagged with "confidence"

Why “Success” is an Unhelpful Idea and How to Really Flourish as a Multipotentialite

Sunday, November 5, 2017

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Why “Success” is an Unhelpful Idea and How to Really Flourish as a Multipotentialite

Words like “success” and “failure” have never meant much to me. Other people seem to care a great deal about these words, but I don’t really know what they mean. They seem so abstract and subjective. There are examples you can point to and say: “that person’s clearly a success!” Someone who’s career has taken […]

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What Makes a Successful Multipotentialite?

Monday, October 30, 2017

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What Makes a Successful Multipotentialite?

Everybody wants success. And (nearly) everybody wants cake. Simple, right? Bake a cake, achieve some success… everybody’s happy. But the difference between cake and success is that everybody agrees what cake is. You can point to “a cake”. But there’s no such thing as “a success” that we can all point to and agree on. […]

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Why You Need Your Multipotentialite Inner Child

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Why You Need Your Multipotentialite Inner Child

I never really grew out of childishness. It’s just so fun. Children get to be curious, silly, and playful, and there’s something delightfully mindful about the capacity they have to get absorbed in an activity for hours on end. Naturally, we can’t remain entirely childish forever, but I’ve been thinking lately about which parts of […]

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The Science of Being an Authentic Multipotentialite

Monday, October 9, 2017

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The Science of Being an Authentic Multipotentialite

A few years ago, I was contacted by some Canadian researchers who were studying “people with multiple work identities.” They wanted to interview me for their study, in order to learn about my personal experiences as well as what I’ve observed among my multipotentialite community (i.e. you guys). I jumped at the opportunity. There isn’t […]

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Self-Doubt, Confusion, and Feeling Like a Mess When You’re a Multipotentialite

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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Self-Doubt, Confusion, and Feeling Like a Mess When You’re a Multipotentialite

Are you a multipod with tons of aspirations and projects who sometimes (or maybe most of the time) feels like you can’t get anything done? This week, I decided to record a video reply to Martina, who posted a question about this issue in the forums of the Puttytribe. Check it out: Your Turn How […]

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3 Ways to Try Something You’re Pretty Sure You’ll Be Terrible At

Monday, August 28, 2017

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3 Ways to Try Something You’re Pretty Sure You’ll Be Terrible At

We all draw when we’re little kids. If we don’t have paper, our crayons just decorate the walls, instead. At some point, though, most of us start to judge our drawings. The natural progression from there is to become frustrated and, often, give up completely. Once we get to that point and stop trying, we […]

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Why You Should Pursue Things You’re Bad at and Don’t Get Paid For

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Why You Should Pursue Things You’re Bad at and Don’t Get Paid For

“Oh Sophie, it’s beeeautiful!” I exclaimed, admiring the yellow pipe cleaner wrapped around a ball of aluminum foil attached to my friend’s ring finger. The audience laughed. I didn’t. I stayed in character. A few lines later and it was my turn to kick off the song: “Honey honey, how he thrills me…” In case […]

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Do You Suffer from Multipotentialite Imposter Syndrome?

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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Do You Suffer from Multipotentialite Imposter Syndrome?

Imposter syndrome: a belief that deep down, you are a fraud, that you shouldn’t be here, and that one day everyone will wake up and realize it. Imposter syndrome is a phenomenon that most multipods know well. It’s easy to doubt your ability when you feel different from your peers, and it’s easy to feel different […]

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