Posts Tagged with "dreams"

How to Find Your Purpose When What You Do…Is “Everything”?

Monday, April 30, 2018

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How to Find Your Purpose When What You Do…Is “Everything”?

Hey guys, it’s Emilie. A quick note before we get on with today’s fantastic guest post. I tend to shy away from discussions about “purpose.” The word is so often used in a narrow, restrictive, singular sense (i.e. her purpose is to be a pilot, his purpose is to be a playwright, etc.) The conventional […]

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The Struggle to Find a Balance Between Freedom and Security

Monday, April 9, 2018

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The Struggle to Find a Balance Between Freedom and Security

When I’m writing for Puttylike, in the back of my mind I carry two principles which I hope help me to share something of value to the community. First, I try not to talk about myself too much (after all, this isn’t a personal blog!) and I aim to have an answer – even an […]

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The “Awards”: A Super Fun and Insightful Way to Review Your Year

Monday, January 1, 2018

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The “Awards”: A Super Fun and Insightful Way to Review Your Year

Note from Emilie: Happy New Year! In last week’s post I shared my very free-form annual review and goals for the new year. I tend not to have any specific procedure for doing this, and I like it that way. But after reading about Neil’s method, I find myself wanting to head to a coffee […]

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Why “Success” is an Unhelpful Idea and How to Really Flourish as a Multipotentialite

Sunday, November 5, 2017

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Why “Success” is an Unhelpful Idea and How to Really Flourish as a Multipotentialite

Words like “success” and “failure” have never meant much to me. Other people seem to care a great deal about these words, but I don’t really know what they mean. They seem so abstract and subjective. There are examples you can point to and say: “that person’s clearly a success!” Someone who’s career has taken […]

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New Beginnings, Anxiety, and the Plurality of Emotions

Monday, June 19, 2017

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New Beginnings, Anxiety, and the Plurality of Emotions

Last Thursday, Valerie and I packed up our little Honda and, with the dog curled up at my feet beneath the passenger seat, ventured north. Several hours and three ferry rides later, we arrived at our new home on our new island. Four friends were waiting for us in the road, holding a painted banner […]

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“Why am I Neglecting My Interests?”

Monday, March 13, 2017

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“Why am I Neglecting My Interests?”

This week, I’m sharing something from the mailbag: Hi Emilie, First of all I want to thank you for you work. You really opened a wide and beautiful world in front of me. The thing that is worrying me is that I do want to do a looooot of different things, but it seems like […]

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Is It Too Late for Me?

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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Is It Too Late for Me?

At some point, everyone worries if it’s too late. Time comes for us all. Our lives drip away at a constant rate of one second per second. This is – to put it mildly – slightly worrying. Worse, we can’t escape the realization that every choice we make forces us to leave all other paths untaken. […]

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The Major League Multipotentialite: How to Excel in Multiple Careers

Monday, October 12, 2015

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The Major League Multipotentialite: How to Excel in Multiple Careers

Do you ever find yourself looking around for multipod role models and coming up short? Sure, we hear about Pythagoras, Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Graham Bell, and George Washington Carver, but what about someone we could meet today? What about an electrical engineer who was also a Major League baseball player who played on winning […]

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