Posts Tagged with "work"

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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How to Be a Happy Multipotentialite in a Traditional Career

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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How to Be a Happy Multipotentialite in a Traditional Career

The internet is a strange place. The onset of mass anonymous communication seems to have allowed humanity to let out all of its inner weirdness at once. Which makes it mildly surprising that the internet is also filled with great career advice. However, most of the career advice out there is aimed at non-multipotentialites, so it […]

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Are You More of a Phoenix than an Octopus?

Monday, August 15, 2016

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Are You More of a Phoenix than an Octopus?

Some multipotentialites like having many active projects in their lives at any given time. They’re kind of like an octopus, and each of their eight arms is involved in a different project. One is playing the violin, one is building websites, one is obsessed with Brazilian jiu-jitsu… This is the multipotentialite that pops into most […]

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What Might a Multipotentialite World Look Like?

Monday, March 28, 2016

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What Might a Multipotentialite World Look Like?

The world isn’t always friendly towards multipotentialites. Whether we’re being viewed with suspicion as a “Jack of all trades, master of none” or feeling pressured to specialize, it can sometimes feel as though society is actively against us. Of course, we don’t literally believe there’s a room full of cigar-smoking evil types, laughing as they carry out their master plan to […]

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