Posts Tagged with "failure"

What Would You do with 24 Hours of Free Time?

Monday, August 27, 2012

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What Would You do with 24 Hours of Free Time?

What would you do if you had 24 hours of Free Time? This was the question I found myself answering last weekend. The seed was planted a few months back, when one of the Puttypeeps in the Tribe approached me with an idea: what if, as a community, we pulled an allnighter and worked on […]

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Help! My Goal is Too Big: How to Get Started when Your Project is So Massive it Scares You

Thursday, June 7, 2012

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Help! My Goal is Too Big: How to Get Started when Your Project is So Massive it Scares You

When I moved to Portland a year ago, I had this grand idea that I would create a space where multipotentialites could live and play together. It would be a physical space, sort of the real world version of the Puttytribe. And it would be awesome. However, upon moving here, I realized very quickly that […]

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My First Big Fuck Up

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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My First Big Fuck Up

All I could do was laugh at myself. Laugh at the situation. There were too many ironic things about it: the fuss I had made about everyone figuring out their tech issues beforehand, the fact that my laptop decided to die literally fifteen minutes before the Huddle was to begin, and finally, the fact that […]

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Building Your Confidence from Scratch (a Personal Confession)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Building Your Confidence from Scratch (a Personal Confession)

Today’s post is a personal one. It’s something I’ve wanted to talk about for a long time. I’ve written before about my experiences with childhood bullying. It’s something that a lot of multipotentialites seem to have experienced (apparently when you do origami at recess and play violin in an orchestra, other kids think you’re weird…) […]

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How to Bend Reality with Your Mind

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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How to Bend Reality with Your Mind

Wow, I had no idea how popular my post on sleep-hacking would be. It’s funny how that happens. The blog posts that do well are often the ones we think are strange, personal or off-topic (a reminder to continuously push yourself). I’m going to continue the weirdness/psychological hacks train and write an article that I’ve […]

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My Tumultuous Relationship with the Violin, and Why Some Interests Deserve a Second Chance

Thursday, July 21, 2011

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My Tumultuous Relationship with the Violin, and Why Some Interests Deserve a Second Chance

I started begging for violin lessons when I was three. My mom played the violin (when she wasn’t painting or being a psychology professor). Dad played the piano (when he wasn’t studying his Scrabble words or being a music education professor). (Does that about explain me?) The violin was a no-brainer. To me, it was […]

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You Can Be Anything You Want to Be- Sort Of

Monday, June 13, 2011

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You Can Be Anything You Want to Be- Sort Of

Back before I left Montreal, there was some controversy over an article in the local newspaper. A former high school principal had written a letter to 2011 high school graduates telling them that they can’t be anything they want to be. He told them that the idea that they have unlimited potential is a lie […]

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How to be a Multipotentialite Badass (like James Franco)

Monday, May 30, 2011

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How to be a Multipotentialite Badass (like James Franco)

James Franco was recently interviewed by Charlie Rose. My heart was thumping throughout the entire hour (and not for the reasons one might assume)… As it turns out, James is one of us! He’s a total multipotentialite. In addition to scoring an Oscar nomination this year, James is a screenwriter, director and artist. His recent […]

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