Posts Tagged with "productivity"

How To Overcome the Paradox of Choice

Friday, June 13, 2014

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How To Overcome the Paradox of Choice

Do you ever look out at all of the cool things you could do– all of the exciting possibilities and projects, and yet, are unable to act? Perhaps they all seem pointless since you know you will lose interest eventually. For a community with so many different passions and fascinations, we seem to feel stuck […]

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The Simultaneous-Sequencial Spectrum, and How To Balance a “Primary” Focus with All of Your Other Interests

Monday, June 2, 2014

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The Simultaneous-Sequencial Spectrum, and How To Balance a “Primary” Focus with All of Your Other Interests

There are many different kinds of multipotentialites. Barbara Sher breaks it down into several specific categories (the “double agent” the “sybill,” etc. My approach is a little less sophisticated. I like to think that multipods exist on a spectrum of sequential to simultaneous. On the sequential side of the spectrum there are those who love […]

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How To Juggle Your Interests Without Dropping Any

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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How To Juggle Your Interests Without Dropping Any

Reminder: The Multi-Passionate Must-Haves sale ends tonight, May 22 at 11:59pm PST! Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Michelle Nickolaisen. One thing the creative freelancers I help consistently struggle with is finding the time to manage multiple projects without losing momentum on any of them. Client work, marketing yourself, the administrative side of […]

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“Oh Look! A Shiny New Idea!” – A Tale of Tangents

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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“Oh Look! A Shiny New Idea!” – A Tale of Tangents

OK, so I had this project planned, and when I say planned, I mean planned. From previous experience I know if I don’t put a plan in place some things never happen. And I wanted this one to happen. The project I had in mind was one I was really excited about. I’d been thinking […]

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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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How To Curate Your Experiences and Organize Your Life

Monday, February 24, 2014

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How To Curate Your Experiences and Organize Your Life

Do you have two dozen tabs open right now on your browser? (Don’t lie.) Wouldn’t it be nice to have a way to capture and sort through all of your interesting research, articles and experiences? I recently got the chance to speak with creator of Value of Simple and longtime puttypeep, Joel Zaslofsky about his new […]

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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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How to Use Your Day Job to Increase Your Productivity

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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How to Use Your Day Job to Increase Your Productivity

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Lori Stalter. There’s a scene in Star Wars V where Yoda, looking at Luke Skywalker, says to Obi-Wan Kenobi: “All his life has he looked away … to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was … what he was doing.” I’ve lived […]

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