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11 Inspirational Quotes for Multipotentialites

Monday, April 11, 2016

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11 Inspirational Quotes for Multipotentialites

Have you ever felt bombarded by negative comments and questions about your multipotentiality? I know I have. Here are a few I’ve heard (feel free to hear these in annoying, whiny, cartoon-like voices in your head): “Why can’t you just focus?” “When will you decide what you want to do with your life?” “Are you […]

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What Does a “Real” Multipotentialite Look Like?

Monday, November 23, 2015

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What Does a “Real” Multipotentialite Look Like?

I’m going to present two competing narratives about multipotentialites and reality. And then we’re going to figure out why they’re both wrong. Narrative One: The “Real World” Won’t Let Us Be Ourselves. We’re Doomed! We Have To Get a Job Instead. One of my favourite things about the multipotentialite community is seeing the fascinating projects everyone […]

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How to Escape the Comparison Trap as a Multipotentialite

Monday, September 28, 2015

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How to Escape the Comparison Trap as a Multipotentialite

Most people fall into the comparison trap from time to time but I’d wager that multipotentialites are more prone to doing so than most. And while we know that comparing ourselves to other people is bad for us, sometimes we need to remind ourselves exactly why comparison is toxic. First things first, it’s impossible to fairly compare ourselves to […]

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Innovation Happens at the Intersections

Thursday, October 6, 2011

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Innovation Happens at the Intersections

I think I've summed up my entire philosophy in one Venn diagram. Haha.

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How to Avoid Overbooking Yourself as a Scanner

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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How to Avoid Overbooking Yourself as a Scanner

This is a guest post by Benjamin Paul. If you’re a scanner, multipotentialite, lovable space cadet, or whatever you like to call yourself, one of your biggest grievances with the world is probably that you just don’t have enough time to pursue everything you want to pursue. Maybe you’re a waiter who has no time […]

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A Disturbing Trend in the Blogosphere…

Monday, August 22, 2011

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A Disturbing Trend in the Blogosphere…

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in the blogosphere lately… It seems that a lot of successful multipotentialite entrepreneurs have been publishing blog posts about how, when it comes to choosing a topic for your business, it’s best to “choose one thing”. This baffles me, as most of these people actually brought multiple interests together. It’s […]

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How to Deal with the Jerks and Naysayers Who Think You’re Just “Indecisive”

Monday, August 8, 2011

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How to Deal with the Jerks and Naysayers Who Think You’re Just “Indecisive”

The other day on Twitter, I was asked the following question: As a multipotentialite, how do you convince people that you’re not just indecisive? The short answer? You can’t. Sorry, I know that’s not the most encouraging answer… But when it comes down to it, you can’t control other people’s opinions of you. However, what […]

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Are Multipotentialites the Innovators of the Future?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

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Are Multipotentialites the Innovators of the Future?

This is a guest post by Michelle Nickolaisen. Most people treat being a multipotentialite at best, as a cute personality quirk, and at worst, as a defect that will ruin your career, any possibility of being taken seriously by anyone ever, and of course, your social life in its entirety. (Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration. But […]

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