Posts Tagged with "work"

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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Is Your Multipotentiality an Asset at Work?

Monday, March 21, 2016

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Is Your Multipotentiality an Asset at Work?

Hey multipotentialite friends, A lot of people assume that multipotentialites need to be self-employed in order to be happy. It’s true that running a business provides you with more flexibility than the typical day job. But in my experience, there are many, MANY multipods out there who are traditionally-employed and very happy in their careers. I’m […]

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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 Things I Didn’t Have Time to Say in My TED Talk

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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3 Things I Didn’t Have Time to Say in My TED Talk

First of all, a warm hello to all of the new multipotentialites who have joined us here at Puttylike in the last few days. My heart has been in a state of perpetual explosion, as hundreds of emails, tweets, and messages have rolled in. Thank you for sharing your stories with me. What an honour. […]

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How 5 years of Puttylike has changed my life

Monday, September 21, 2015

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How 5 years of Puttylike has changed my life

Puttylike is now five years old, and I’m a little stunned. The time flew by, yet so much has changed. I was 26 when I launched this site, and I’m 31 now. The late twenties tend to be significant for most people, and they certainly have been for me. They also happen to coincide with Puttylike’s […]

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The Upside of Obsession: Why Being Picky About Your Workspace Pays Off

Monday, July 27, 2015

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The Upside of Obsession: Why Being Picky About Your Workspace Pays Off

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Valerie Wernet I’m an aesthete. I am in love with what’s beautiful to me, and sensitive to its absence. So many things bother or distract me: fluorescent lights, clutter (unless it is gorgeous, meticulously arranged clutter), weird smells, music with lyrics (because I can’t stop hanging on […]

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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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How To Craft Your Elevator Pitch as a Multipotentialite

Monday, June 23, 2014

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How To Craft Your Elevator Pitch as a Multipotentialite

Picture this. You’re at a networking event and people are introducing themselves and meeting for the first time. You enjoy meeting new people and feel energized by seeing so many like-minded people in one place. Then, that dreaded question comes. “So what do you do?” You freeze because you hate the standard elevator pitch spiel. […]

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