Posts Tagged with "criticism"

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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Multipotentialites, What Do You Wish Your Parents had Done Differently?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Multipotentialites, What Do You Wish Your Parents had Done Differently?

“I know exactly what I want to do. My parents just aren’t really cool with it…” One of the teenagers who attended a presentation I gave at a high school last year raised her hand and started with this. In fact, several of the students at the talk had questions related to pleasing their parents […]

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Are You a “Jack-Of-All-Trades” or a Multipotentialite?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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Are You a “Jack-Of-All-Trades” or a Multipotentialite?

This post is part of the Declaration of You Blog Lovin’ tour. More deets at the bottom. ** There are two ways to look at someone with many interests. The first is to see their indecision, lack of direction, and time and money they have spent on abandoned pursuits and feel sorry for them. Poor […]

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Is Your Skepticism Holding You Back?

Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Is Your Skepticism Holding You Back?

I was talking to a friend who’s been stuck on a very ambitious project.  He’s making progress, but when we talk he drifts into the negative, chastising himself for not doing this or that, then painting the whole situation as hopeless. It’s as if he is saying that if he can’t do it, it’s because […]

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“I don’t believe that you can do all the things you say.”

Monday, March 11, 2013

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“I don’t believe that you can do all the things you say.”

Occasionally, I receive a comment or email that I feel is a beautiful expression of what it means to be a multipotentialite and needs to be shared. Today I am reprinting a comment that was left by Phil on last week’s blog post. *** Your question reminds of the last time I ever went to […]

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