Posts Tagged with "work"

The Science of Being an Authentic Multipotentialite

Monday, October 9, 2017

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The Science of Being an Authentic Multipotentialite

A few years ago, I was contacted by some Canadian researchers who were studying “people with multiple work identities.” They wanted to interview me for their study, in order to learn about my personal experiences as well as what I’ve observed among my multipotentialite community (i.e. you guys). I jumped at the opportunity. There isn’t […]

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How to Multitask Effectively as a Multipotentialite

Monday, October 2, 2017

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How to Multitask Effectively as a Multipotentialite

Multitasking gets a bad rap. We’re told not to do it–that it’s inefficient and that it prevents us from focusing fully on anything. But what is multitasking exactly? And could it be reframed to become a helpful tool in our kit? First… Does Multitasking Even Exist? What is multitasking? The truth is that what we […]

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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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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 3 Ingredients All Multipotentialites Need in Their Lives to be Happy

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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The 3 Ingredients All Multipotentialites Need in Their Lives to be Happy

What makes for a happy multipotentialite life? The freedom to explore? A bunch of sparkly projects to work on? Collaboration buddies? Cash to pay for all our project accessories? Professional success? Social contribution? While doing research for my book, I interviewed about 50 multipods from the Puttylike community (thanks y’all!) who self-described as being both happy and […]

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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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Does Having Three Jobs Make Me a Multipotentialite? (hint: Maybe Not)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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Does Having Three Jobs Make Me a Multipotentialite? (hint: Maybe Not)

A multipotentialite is someone who has a lot of different jobs, right? Or rather, if we meet someone with multiple jobs, they must be a multipotentialite, yeah? Well, maybe. People tend to equate the multipotentialite with one of its sub-categories: the Slash Careerist. They meet someone who juggles four jobs and/or businesses and think: Oh, […]

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How to Create the Perfect Multipotentialite Environment

Monday, November 7, 2016

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How to Create the Perfect Multipotentialite Environment

What’s your ideal environment? If I’m honest, mine would probably include a hot tub, a beautiful mountain view, and a ready supply of cocktails. And a fast internet connection. Although… if I’m being truly honest, I couldn’t spend every day like that. (I am, however, willing to try, if anyone is in a position to […]

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