Posts Tagged with "criticism"

“I saw it as the one defining principle of my life that kept me from achieving greatness.”

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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“I saw it as the one defining principle of my life that kept me from achieving greatness.”

I occasionally receive an email that I think would be helpful to share with the community. I’m honestly a little nervous about sharing this one because, well, Mike says some really nice things about my work, and I don’t want this to come across as me posting a testimonial or bragging… I’m, of course, super appreciative for his kind words. […]

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Is Multipotentialite an Unnecessary Word?

Monday, January 18, 2016

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Is Multipotentialite an Unnecessary Word?

I try not to argue with my detractors. They occasionally email me or leave comments on the blog (which I usually block). Most are simply not my audience, and therefore, not worth my time. However, today I’d like to humour them; or rather humour you by addressing their main claim. If you’re an out-and-proud multipotentialite, […]

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How to Escape the Comparison Trap as a Multipotentialite

Monday, September 28, 2015

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How to Escape the Comparison Trap as a Multipotentialite

Most people fall into the comparison trap from time to time but I’d wager that multipotentialites are more prone to doing so than most. And while we know that comparing ourselves to other people is bad for us, sometimes we need to remind ourselves exactly why comparison is toxic. First things first, it’s impossible to fairly compare ourselves to […]

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How to Be Proud of Your Slash Career

Monday, April 6, 2015

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How to Be Proud of Your Slash Career

Lots of multipods have more than one career or job title. They’re actors/waiters, lawyers/filmmakers, graphic designers/bakers/virtual assistants, and so on. This is what Emilie calls the slash approach. Having a slash career means working in more than one discipline at the same time, often because the money you make in one field enables you to […]

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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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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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What Are You going to Do with Your 11 Lifetimes?

Thursday, November 7, 2013

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What Are You going to Do with Your 11 Lifetimes?

Editor’s note: today’s cartoon post is by Zach Weiner. It’s a beautiful rebuttal to the 10,000 hour argument and proves that there’s a vast middle ground between doing only one thing and doing everything under the sun. Your Turn What are some things you’d like to do with your 11 lifetimes? ** Originally published on […]

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Isn’t Curiosity Enough?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Isn’t Curiosity Enough?

People love to project identities onto you. They love to be a part of the foreshadowing, to feel as though they were there before you “made it.” Maybe they were even a part of your journey, encouraging you to become the person they always knew you could be. They are kind-hearted and well-meaning. What they […]

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