Posts Tagged with "fear"

Success, Creativity, and the Fear of Being Pigeonholed

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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Success, Creativity, and the Fear of Being Pigeonholed

Hey multipods, Last week I announced that this year’s Multi-Passionate Must-Haves bundle sale is coming up  May 17-19, but I was a little cryptic about what the bundle contains… Well, here’s a glimpse at one of the 14 products in the sale: Cory Huff’s wonderful course, Artist Websites that Sell. Cory is an actor, storyteller, director, […]

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What if I Lose Interest?

Monday, March 14, 2016

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What if I Lose Interest?

I was going to write about the difficulty of sticking to a task and seeing it through to the end, but I got bored, so here is a picture of a slightly squashed lemon instead: Luckily, this picture of a lemon has reminded me of something: it’s difficult to retain focus and motivation. Perhaps this […]

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How to Deal with Anxiety

Monday, November 30, 2015

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How to Deal with Anxiety

Although this post isn’t specifically about multipotentiality, it’s been my observation that many multipotentialites suffer from anxiety. Mental illness is also one of those things that can really get in the way of pursuing your many passions. I thought it might be helpful to share my experience, as well as some of the strategies I use to manage […]

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Is This The Biggest Multipotentialite Fear?

Thursday, November 12, 2015

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Is This The Biggest Multipotentialite Fear?

As part of my ongoing battle to overcome procrastination, I’ve been working hard on observing what’s actually happening inside my head when I feel unable to work. And I’ve noticed something interesting. A new project is always a scary time. What if no-one likes it? What if I do it badly? What if…? Well, you get the picture. Unless […]

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A Bad Case of Imposter Syndrome

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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A Bad Case of Imposter Syndrome

Sometimes I will get a hankering in my heart to write a blog post. Usually I’ll have a topic in mind, but not always. Sometimes I’ll just want to connect with my peeps and express myself– to see and be seen. I’ve been feeling that pull lately. I’ve also been feeling a great deal of […]

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When NOT to Quit

Monday, August 17, 2015

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When NOT to Quit

The first year of law school was exciting. It was challenging, interesting, and dramatic. However, by the time my third year rolled around, I was losing interest in law. The dull, corporate classes were making me want to chop my fingers off. It was also becoming clear to me that I didn’t want to pursue […]

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“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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