Posts Tagged with "criticism"

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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The Dogged Defense of Mastery, and the Fear Lurking Behind it

Monday, January 28, 2013

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The Dogged Defense of Mastery, and the Fear Lurking Behind it

Some people get really angry when they hear my ideas. Now, I have no interest in forcing specialists to lead multidisciplinary lives. Specialists should indeed specialize because it’s who they are. Multipotentialites, on the other hand, should not. We should all design our lives in a way that meshes with who we are, and not […]

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How Do I Know if I’m a True Multipotentialite?

Monday, October 8, 2012

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How Do I Know if I’m a True Multipotentialite?

Occasionally I hear from someone who is unsure if they qualify as a multipotentialite. Maybe they have been involved in one area for a while now, and their pattern is starting to look more specialist in nature. Other times, it’s someone who is convinced that they are just broken. They seem to think, “Sure, there’s […]

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Using Your Multipotentiality as a Test, and the Power of Human Connection

Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Using Your Multipotentiality as a Test, and the Power of Human Connection

What do you do when you meet someone new, share a bit about your projects, and they react negatively or seem uninterested? Do you take it personally, or could their reaction just be a sign that they’re not right for you? I had two experiences over the last week that got me thinking about the […]

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Hustling, Building and Creating a Sustainable Dream… Even if it Means Staying Up Past Bedtime

Thursday, July 19, 2012

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Hustling, Building and Creating a Sustainable Dream… Even if it Means Staying Up Past Bedtime

This is a guest post by Janet Brent. But first, a preface by me, Emilie: When I told the current Puttypeep that I wanted to welcome some new faces into the Tribe a few weeks back, I was a little nervous. It’s not easy opening up about your life and projects, and with a flood […]

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