Posts Tagged with "fear"

Socializing as an Introvert

Monday, July 21, 2014

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Socializing as an Introvert

My mom likes to tell this story about me as a child. I don’t much remember the day in question, but I have no doubt that it happened, as it is a perfect representation of an aspect of my character that I know well. I was five years old. My mother and I were at […]

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Why There’s No Such Thing as “The Right Decision”

Monday, June 30, 2014

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Why There’s No Such Thing as “The Right Decision”

Frank Sinatra sang, “Regrets, I’ve had a few”, but should we regret the decisions we’ve made? Hindsight is both fascinating and cruel, as it taunts us with what might have been. It reminds of those game shows where the contestants lose on the final challenge but the host still ushers them forward to take a […]

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Personal Growth and Overcoming Limitations: a Profile of Puttypeep, Leah Waig

Monday, June 9, 2014

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Personal Growth and Overcoming Limitations: a Profile of Puttypeep, Leah Waig

Note from Emilie: It’s time for another profile of someone truly amazing in the multipotentialite community. Leah Waig is someone I’ve seen grow tremendously in the last few years. She is one of the most creative, smart, helpful people I know, and I’m really excited to share her story with you. Thanks to Janet Brent […]

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Do You Feel Like A Fake?

Monday, April 28, 2014

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Do You Feel Like A Fake?

If you’ve ever had a crisis of confidence, a fear that one day someone will spot that you’re not “an expert,” then you’ve surely experienced imposter syndrome. I’ve always loved the advice, however hard it may be to put into practice, that you should never compare your insides with everybody else’s outsides. How we present […]

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How To Deal With Negative Thoughts

Monday, April 21, 2014

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How To Deal With Negative Thoughts

We have all kinds of thoughts, all the time. Positive thoughts, sad thoughts, longing, excitement, pain, nostalgia, fear. Some thoughts are meaningless and mundane, others are revelatory. The National Science Foundation estimates that we have 50,000 thoughts each day, 95% of which are repeated each day. I used to think that just because I thought […]

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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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