Posts Tagged with "confidence"

How to Stay Calm when Giving a TED Talk (or Doing Anything High-Pressure)

Monday, June 1, 2015

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How to Stay Calm when Giving a TED Talk (or Doing Anything High-Pressure)

I couldn’t sleep the night before my TED talk. I woke up around 4am and floated in and out of sleep for the rest of the night. My mind was whirling. I tried meditation, yoga, tea, took a bath. It wasn’t happening. I was slotted to speak second-to-last the next day, at nearly 6pm. It […]

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Why It’s Good To Be A Multipotentialite

Monday, March 23, 2015

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Why It’s Good To Be A Multipotentialite

Many of us found Puttylike after struggling for years with our multipotentiality, though back then we didn’t know that’s what it was called. We just knew that society wanted us to stick to one path but that, no matter how hard we tried, we could never quite do that. At first being a scanner seems […]

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Why Multipotentialites Rarely Start from Scratch

Monday, March 16, 2015

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Why Multipotentialites Rarely Start from Scratch

One of the benefits of being in the Puttytribe is that, every month or so, you get the chance to attend a workshop put on by another puttypeep. Workshops can be on anything, from conscious dreaming and bookkeeping to typography and creating your own language. Last month, I attended a workshop on photography by Margaux. […]

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How Pain and Fatigue Can Impact Your Multipotentialite Projects

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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How Pain and Fatigue Can Impact Your Multipotentialite Projects

I almost didn’t write this post. I like to have some good tips and solutions before I put something out to the world, and the truth is that I don’t have those yet for this problem. At least not fully. But then I saw someone in the Facebook group of the class I’m teaching ask […]

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Is “Multipotentialite” a Real Thing? Is it Really Okay to Be this Way?

Monday, January 19, 2015

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Is “Multipotentialite” a Real Thing? Is it Really Okay to Be this Way?

Emilie, I found Puttylike today while searching the web for advice on how to settle down and focus on just one interest in life. I’ve struggled with this ‘problem’ for as long as I can remember– having varied, multiple interest and goals and cycling through them on a regular basis. It’s has caused me much anguish […]

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The Case for the Use of Labels

Monday, December 22, 2014

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The Case for the Use of Labels

How many times have you heard or said, “I don’t like labels” or “I don’t like being labelled?” I used to feel that way too, but, believe it or not, I think I can now argue the case for labels. Don’t believe labels can be a good thing? Read on! I think many people object to […]

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Help! It Feels like Everyone Else is more “Together” than Me

Monday, October 27, 2014

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Help! It Feels like Everyone Else is more “Together” than Me

Sometimes we find ourselves re-evaluating our lives, our work, and even our legacies. Often we do this when we’re feeling particularly vulnerable or uncertain about the future. We also do it when we reach milestones in our lives, for example when we turn twenty, thirty, and forty. We do it one year after graduating from […]

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I’m About to Embark on a Quest!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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I’m About to Embark on a Quest!

Quest. The word has been in my head a lot lately. It’s Chris Guillebeau’s fault really. I cannot put down his new book, The Happiness of Pursuit. Having completed his own quest to travel to every country in the world by his 35th birthday, Chris set out to talk with other people who had embarked […]

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