Posts Tagged with "goals"

Self-Doubt, Confusion, and Feeling Like a Mess When You’re a Multipotentialite

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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Self-Doubt, Confusion, and Feeling Like a Mess When You’re a Multipotentialite

Are you a multipod with tons of aspirations and projects who sometimes (or maybe most of the time) feels like you can’t get anything done? This week, I decided to record a video reply to Martina, who posted a question about this issue in the forums of the Puttytribe. Check it out: Your Turn How […]

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Why You Should Stop Striving for “Mastery,” and What to Aim For Instead

Monday, September 18, 2017

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Why You Should Stop Striving for “Mastery,” and What to Aim For Instead

Multipotentialites are often made to feel bad for our supposed inability to “master” something. But the concept of mastery is fraught with problems. What on earth does it mean? How do you quantify it? Is it even possible to master a discipline or even a specialty these days? There’s so much knowledge out there. And […]

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10 Awesome Careers That Will Keep You Learning Forever

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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10 Awesome Careers That Will Keep You Learning Forever

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Dara Blaine A few years ago, I took an online assessment called the Strengthsfinder 2.0. It was designed to assess — you guessed it — my biggest strengths. After answering the questions, it didn’t surprise me to see “Learner” in my top five strengths. I certainly didn’t […]

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Why You Should Pursue Things You’re Bad at and Don’t Get Paid For

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Why You Should Pursue Things You’re Bad at and Don’t Get Paid For

“Oh Sophie, it’s beeeautiful!” I exclaimed, admiring the yellow pipe cleaner wrapped around a ball of aluminum foil attached to my friend’s ring finger. The audience laughed. I didn’t. I stayed in character. A few lines later and it was my turn to kick off the song: “Honey honey, how he thrills me…” In case […]

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Filling the Gap After a Big Project Ends

Sunday, August 6, 2017

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Filling the Gap After a Big Project Ends

Usually I stay away from writing directly about myself, but today I want to share a little of what’s happening in my life. Right now, I’m getting close to the end of a big project: my second book (and first novel) is nearly complete! (In case you’re curious, it’s a fantastical, humorous adventure set in […]

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Career Advice for My 20-Year-Old Self

Monday, June 26, 2017

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Career Advice for My 20-Year-Old Self

Note from Emilie: This post was published back in May on Thrive Global, but I’m reposting it here today because I want to share it with the Puttylike community. I originally wrote it for graduating students, as a bit of advice on starting their career journeys. But multipotentialites know that the challenges and triumphs of “graduating”—moving on, starting […]

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The SINGLE, GREATEST Piece of Advice for Multipotentialites

Monday, June 5, 2017

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The SINGLE, GREATEST Piece of Advice for Multipotentialites

Note from Emilie: This post is a collaboration with some of the awesome multipotentialites in the Puttytribe. I’ve been doing a lot of interviews lately to help spread the word about my new book. As you may know, interviews contain a lot of questions! I’ve gotten some great ones, most of which I feel comfortable answering. […]

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The Serious Business of Tinkering Time

Monday, April 10, 2017

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The Serious Business of Tinkering Time

I have a problem. Well, I have plenty of problems. But one in particular is bugging me right now: I’m no longer in the exciting early stage of my current priority project, brimming with initial enthusiasm. I’m fighting the temptation to fall into a pit of cynicism and despair and tedium. Not only is it […]

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