Posts Tagged with "goals"

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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10 Ways NaNoWriMo Benefits Multipotentialites

Monday, November 9, 2015

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10 Ways NaNoWriMo Benefits Multipotentialites

In working on a post about fictional multipotentialites, it occurred to me that one of the most liberating activities I have found as a multipod is writing, and that National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) takes place in November. What is NaNoWriMo? Many of you are NaNoWriMo veterans, but for those of you who don’t know […]

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Do You Have One Why or Many Whys?

Friday, October 2, 2015

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Do You Have One Why or Many Whys?

A few weeks ago, my friend, Jeff asked me what my “Why” is. We’ve talked a lot about Whys here at Puttylike. They’re kind of like personal overarching themes; the force that draws you to your various interests. Maybe your Why has to do with empowering people who lack a voice, and that has led you to […]

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How 5 years of Puttylike has changed my life

Monday, September 21, 2015

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How 5 years of Puttylike has changed my life

Puttylike is now five years old, and I’m a little stunned. The time flew by, yet so much has changed. I was 26 when I launched this site, and I’m 31 now. The late twenties tend to be significant for most people, and they certainly have been for me. They also happen to coincide with Puttylike’s […]

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“I Like Doing Hard Things”

Monday, August 24, 2015

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“I Like Doing Hard Things”

I once met someone, a multipotentialite, who had had an intimidatingly impressive career. He had worked as a spy at an organization that is known by its 3-letter acronym, which I was asked not to repeat. He had an MBA and built huge businesses, he scuba dived. He was the kind of person I didn’t […]

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How to Keep Track of All Your Ideas

Monday, August 3, 2015

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How to Keep Track of All Your Ideas

If you’re anything like me, you have several exciting ideas a day. Sometimes it’s an idea for a business. Sometimes it’s an idea for a new hobby. Sometimes it’s an idea for a quest or an activity that you’d like to do. Having that many ideas floating around in your head can be quite stressful. […]

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The Joy and Horror of Being Really Really Busy

Thursday, July 23, 2015

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The Joy and Horror of Being Really Really Busy

Being busy is not a novel concept for most multipotentialites. I often have to say no to projects, or make plans to hang out with someone weeks out. Sometimes I take 10+ days to email people back (but I always respond). Busyness is just part of the game, and usually my productivity strategies help me manage […]

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Are You Sick of Making Zero Progress on Your Projects?

Monday, June 22, 2015

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Are You Sick of Making Zero Progress on Your Projects?

My biggest ambition is to be an author, which is why I’ve spent the last few years “writing” novels.” I say “writing” because it’s been a pretty on/off experience. One month I’ll be really into it and get really excited about the progress I’m making. The next month, I’ll forget all about it and start […]

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