Posts Tagged with "fear"

“Emilie, what happens if you lose interest in Puttylike?”

Monday, June 15, 2015

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“Emilie, what happens if you lose interest in Puttylike?”

Is there a danger in being invested in a project run by a multipotentialite? Possibly. After all, you never know when they might change directions. Today, I’m going to address the elephant in the room. I was recently asked the following question: “Hey Emilie, what happens if you lose interest in Puttylike one day? Are you going […]

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How to Stay Calm when Giving a TED Talk (or Doing Anything High-Pressure)

Monday, June 1, 2015

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How to Stay Calm when Giving a TED Talk (or Doing Anything High-Pressure)

I couldn’t sleep the night before my TED talk. I woke up around 4am and floated in and out of sleep for the rest of the night. My mind was whirling. I tried meditation, yoga, tea, took a bath. It wasn’t happening. I was slotted to speak second-to-last the next day, at nearly 6pm. It […]

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How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

Monday, April 27, 2015

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How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Andy Mort. As a multipotentialite, you’re bound to experience impostor syndrome from time to time. With multiple interests, a variety of passions, and a whole bunch of creative pursuits on the go, you’re going feel like a fraud sometimes. As if you’ve got it all wrong and that any day […]

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Why It’s Good To Be A Multipotentialite

Monday, March 23, 2015

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Why It’s Good To Be A Multipotentialite

Many of us found Puttylike after struggling for years with our multipotentiality, though back then we didn’t know that’s what it was called. We just knew that society wanted us to stick to one path but that, no matter how hard we tried, we could never quite do that. At first being a scanner seems […]

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Help! It Feels like Everyone Else is more “Together” than Me

Monday, October 27, 2014

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Help! It Feels like Everyone Else is more “Together” than Me

Sometimes we find ourselves re-evaluating our lives, our work, and even our legacies. Often we do this when we’re feeling particularly vulnerable or uncertain about the future. We also do it when we reach milestones in our lives, for example when we turn twenty, thirty, and forty. We do it one year after graduating from […]

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Why Multipotentialites Make the Best Artists

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Why Multipotentialites Make the Best Artists

This is a guest post by Amy Ng. I frown whenever I hear people say they don’t know how to draw because I know that they can. They drew when they were little and, just like riding a bike, you never forget how to do it. But here’s what I find interesting. You don’t tell people […]

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Have You Ever Felt like a Fish Out of Water?

Monday, September 29, 2014

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Have You Ever Felt like a Fish Out of Water?

You know when you can feel your brain expanding at a rapid rate? Perhaps too rapid for comfort, certainly too rapid for any sustained periods of sleep. It’s how I imagine it would feel to sign up for some volunteer program in Africa. You leave the world you know so well, you’re on the plane […]

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Why Procrastination Is Your Greatest Friend

Monday, August 25, 2014

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Why Procrastination Is Your Greatest Friend

You know what procrastination feels like. You just don’t feel like doing whatever it is you’re supposed to be doing. Instead of cracking on with the task at hand, you search for distraction and find it in even the most mundane of tasks. Your closet needs tidying and there’s no time like the present. Even […]

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