Posts Tagged with "confidence"

Doing Your Own Thing Takes Courage

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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Doing Your Own Thing Takes Courage

You know that moment when you feel like you’re on the brink of a big change? You had sensed it lurking inside, for weeks or even months. When it finally reaches your consciousness, you are ready for it, practically bursting at the seems to get moving in a new direction. But you’re also NOT ready […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Dealing with Friends and Family Members who Disapprove of Your Multipotentiality

Monday, August 4, 2014

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The Ultimate Guide to Dealing with Friends and Family Members who Disapprove of Your Multipotentiality

Every multipotentialite knows how it feels to share a new interest or endeavor with someone and receive a blank stare or a look of disapproval. You’re studying to become a physiotherapist? But I thought you were happy working at that tech company? That seemed like a good career… You’re in an art program. Why would […]

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Socializing as an Introvert

Monday, July 21, 2014

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Socializing as an Introvert

My mom likes to tell this story about me as a child. I don’t much remember the day in question, but I have no doubt that it happened, as it is a perfect representation of an aspect of my character that I know well. I was five years old. My mother and I were at […]

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9 Ways to Explain Your Multipotentiality to Non-Mulitpotentialites

Monday, July 14, 2014

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9 Ways to Explain Your Multipotentiality to Non-Mulitpotentialites

Most people struggle at certain points in their lives, with being asked what they want to do or what they want to be. As teenagers, we get used to fending off questions from well-meaning friends and family about the career we want to pursue. But for multipotentialites, the struggle doesn’t stop once we get our first jobs. […]

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How To Overcome the Paradox of Choice

Friday, June 13, 2014

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How To Overcome the Paradox of Choice

Do you ever look out at all of the cool things you could do– all of the exciting possibilities and projects, and yet, are unable to act? Perhaps they all seem pointless since you know you will lose interest eventually. For a community with so many different passions and fascinations, we seem to feel stuck […]

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Personal Growth and Overcoming Limitations: a Profile of Puttypeep, Leah Waig

Monday, June 9, 2014

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Personal Growth and Overcoming Limitations: a Profile of Puttypeep, Leah Waig

Note from Emilie: It’s time for another profile of someone truly amazing in the multipotentialite community. Leah Waig is someone I’ve seen grow tremendously in the last few years. She is one of the most creative, smart, helpful people I know, and I’m really excited to share her story with you. Thanks to Janet Brent […]

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Who Else Hates the Term “Jack-of-All-Trades”?

Thursday, May 8, 2014

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Who Else Hates the Term “Jack-of-All-Trades”?

Out of all the terms used to refer to multipotentialites, the one I like least is “jack-of-all-trades.” With the exception of someone choosing to self-identify as a jack/jill-of-all-trades, the term always appears to me to be dripping with condescension. “You are a little good at many things, but not great at any of them,” “You […]

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Do You Feel Like A Fake?

Monday, April 28, 2014

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Do You Feel Like A Fake?

If you’ve ever had a crisis of confidence, a fear that one day someone will spot that you’re not “an expert,” then you’ve surely experienced imposter syndrome. I’ve always loved the advice, however hard it may be to put into practice, that you should never compare your insides with everybody else’s outsides. How we present […]

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