Posts Tagged with "self-employment"

Why You Should Listen to Yourself and Do What You Want to Do

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Why You Should Listen to Yourself and Do What You Want to Do

During our multipotentialite mixer the other day, someone asked me if I thought they needed to make videos for their website when they prefer writing blog posts. They had noticed that with their audience, videos perform better and get more traction than written content. We chatted back and forth. I had some thoughts about how […]

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How to Figure Out Your Overarching Theme — The Definitive Resource List

Monday, November 14, 2016

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How to Figure Out Your Overarching Theme — The Definitive Resource List

For many multipotentialites, the overarching theme is the holy grail. Figure out what links your interests, and you have a way to bring together your body of work, brand yourself, find a career or jobs you’ll love, and build a business you’ll never grow bored of. Unfortunately, you can’t just conjure up your overarching theme out of […]

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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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3 Strategies to Help You Run Multiple Businesses (Without Losing Your Mind)

Monday, July 13, 2015

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3 Strategies to Help You Run Multiple Businesses (Without Losing Your Mind)

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Michelle Nickolaisen. If you’re a multipod with an entrepreneurial streak, chances are you have more than one money-making venture (whether it’s multiple businesses, or multiple streams of income within one business). In my case, my current project slate looks like this: A freelance writing business My site […]

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How To Turn Your Art into a Renaissance Business (Case Study)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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How To Turn Your Art into a Renaissance Business (Case Study)

A lot of multipotentialites are artists. It’s actually pretty rare to meet one that isn’t versed in at least one artistic medium. Some multipods view their art as a hobby, while others seek to elevate it to an income stream or even to their primary source of work. If you are going to make money […]

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The Overarching Theme Kit: a Free Quick-Start Guide to Help You Combine Many Interests in One Business

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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The Overarching Theme Kit: a Free Quick-Start Guide to Help You Combine Many Interests in One Business

A lot of people ask me whether they need a niche for their business. “Choose a niche” is popular advice these days, and easy advice to dispense. Unfortunately, it’s not very helpful for those of us who have multiple passions and can’t see ourselves focusing solely on one area. It’s true that there are some […]

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How To Grow Your Business Multipotentialite-Style

Monday, October 6, 2014

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How To Grow Your Business Multipotentialite-Style

Talk to any multipotentialite and you’ll find a serial entrepreneur lurking pretty close to the surface. When you have so many interests, running your own business is a great way to utilise your multi-talentedness. As an entrepreneur, you get to explore all kinds of stuff that you rarely have the freedom to try out as […]

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Are You Blurring the Line between Work and Play?

Monday, July 28, 2014

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Are You Blurring the Line between Work and Play?

This one is for the self-employed multipotentialites. Have you found that the line between your personal and business passions is so blurred that it’s pretty much non-existent most of the time? With a job you get to “go to work” and then “come home” from work and leave that part of yourself behind at the […]

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