Posts Tagged with "learning"

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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How to Make Your Free Time Count

Monday, June 12, 2017

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How to Make Your Free Time Count

The usual problem with time is not having enough of it. Between work, my own projects, home life, social life and various necessities, it feels as if I barely get to exercise my true passion of absolutely wasting my time. (This comedy sketch describes it perhaps a little too perfectly…) Joking aside, there’s lots of […]

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When Learning Gets Hard…is it Time to Quit?

Monday, May 29, 2017

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When Learning Gets Hard…is it Time to Quit?

Ah, learning. A multipotentialite’s delight! We love learning for its own sake and because we can always find many ways to apply any new skill or knowledge we take on. Rapid learning is a multipotentialite super power, too. Sometimes we feel like infallible knowledge acquisition machines. Until we don’t. Take learning to play guitar. At […]

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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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How Leaks, Mold, and a Broken Refrigerator Can Help You Grow Your Confidence

Monday, February 16, 2015

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How Leaks, Mold, and a Broken Refrigerator Can Help You Grow Your Confidence

I was talking to a friend several months ago about the vintage travel trailer I had just bought. “It sounds like that will provide you with plenty of DIY opportunities,” she replied enthusiastically. Indeed, one of the reasons I wanted to spend six months living in a trailer in the wilderness is that I wanted to […]

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Have You Ever Felt like a Fish Out of Water?

Monday, September 29, 2014

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Have You Ever Felt like a Fish Out of Water?

You know when you can feel your brain expanding at a rapid rate? Perhaps too rapid for comfort, certainly too rapid for any sustained periods of sleep. It’s how I imagine it would feel to sign up for some volunteer program in Africa. You leave the world you know so well, you’re on the plane […]

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5 Ways to Avoid Overspending as a Multipotentialite

Monday, August 18, 2014

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5 Ways to Avoid Overspending as a Multipotentialite

Editor’s note: this is a post by Saul-of-Hearts One of the trickiest parts of being a multipotentialite is figuring out which interests to spend money on. Specialists can spend years investing in the tools and resources they need to become experts. But as multipotentialites, we’re always asking ourselves, “Am I still going to be interested in […]

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A Rant on the State of Education

Thursday, March 6, 2014

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A Rant on the State of Education

For the last two months, I’ve been taking General Chemistry at a local community college here in Chicago. It’s interesting, being back in school after several years. For one thing, you realize that not everyone is as enthusiastic about learning as you are– maybe not even the teacher. I dove in with such vigor, only […]

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