Posts Tagged with "fear"

Speaking: It’s Not About You.

Monday, March 31, 2014

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Speaking: It’s Not About You.

“Why do I keep putting myself through this?” I asked, a drop of hysteria in my voice. It was 2 hours before I was due to step on stage. “I don’t even enjoy speaking very much, and it just causes me so much anxiety, for like months, leading up to it…” My friend Jason turned […]

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How to Cope with Overwhelm

Monday, March 3, 2014

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How to Cope with Overwhelm

Put your hands up if you’ve ever had a bad case of overwhelm. (I bet there’s a great big sea of hands waving back at me right about now.) Being a multipotentialite is like being the plate spinner at the circus. We have so many projects on the go at the same time and we try not to […]

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3 Nifty Strategies for Picking Your Next Project

Monday, February 3, 2014

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3 Nifty Strategies for Picking Your Next Project

The trouble with having so many interests is that you can end up in choice paralysis, so unsure about which idea to start on next that you end up starting nothing. It can become all too easy to over-think the process.  “What if I make the wrong choice? I don’t want to waste all my time […]

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Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together: a Conversation with Pam Slim

Thursday, January 2, 2014

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Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together: a Conversation with Pam Slim

Hi Multipotentialites! I have a treat for you today. I recently sat down with author, blogger, coach, mom, MMA black belt holder, and all around sweetheart, Pam Slim. Pam is the author of the new book, Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together. This book is a gift to multipotentialites. It’s […]

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The 5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Launching My First Blog

Monday, October 14, 2013

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The 5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Launching My First Blog

We’ve been talking a lot recently about making progress, whether it’s fear you’ll never fulfill your potential, tracking your small wins, or the importance of regularly reviewing your work. I decided the time was ripe for me to heed the advice and while I was updating my list of milestones passed, I took the opportunity […]

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Why You Should Track Your Small Wins

Thursday, September 19, 2013

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Why You Should Track Your Small Wins

We’re so good at seeing all of the places we’ve fallen short, the work that didn’t get done and the things that went wrong in our day. We’re far less good at noticing what did work. We’re sometimes even downright afraid to take stock of our wins for fear that appreciating them might in itself make […]

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The In-Between Times: How to Deal with Transitions and Breaks in Your Creative Routine

Monday, August 5, 2013

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The In-Between Times: How to Deal with Transitions and Breaks in Your Creative Routine

It doesn’t matter whether you are moving to a new city, switching careers, or coming out of an intense flow state before diving into another. The in-between times are the most dangerous. These are the times are when you are most vulnerable to fear and resistance creeping in, to negativity and moodiness, and to creativity […]

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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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