Posts Tagged with "work"

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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The Pop-Up Shop: an Awesome Opportunity for Multipotentialites?

Monday, April 14, 2014

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The Pop-Up Shop: an Awesome Opportunity for Multipotentialites?

Looking back, I guess I’ve always been an accidental entrepreneur. I never really set out to run my own business; I always did it to fulfill a need. It was the same when I started a craft fair. I’d been looking for a birthday present for a friend and really wanted something handmade – something […]

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How To Make Money as a Multipotentialite

Monday, March 10, 2014

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How To Make Money as a Multipotentialite

There’s a certain question that arises the moment you realize you’re a multipotentialite. It goes something like this: “I’m a multipod, great! But um… Now, how do I make a living?” The “work question” is almost certainly the biggest, most pressing, anxiety-inducing issue that multipotentialites face. There are an innumerable number of ways of structuring […]

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How to Use Your Day Job to Increase Your Productivity

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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How to Use Your Day Job to Increase Your Productivity

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Lori Stalter. There’s a scene in Star Wars V where Yoda, looking at Luke Skywalker, says to Obi-Wan Kenobi: “All his life has he looked away … to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was … what he was doing.” I’ve lived […]

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4 Skills that will Dramatically Increase Your Chance of Thriving as a Multipotentialite

Monday, January 20, 2014

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4 Skills that will Dramatically Increase Your Chance of Thriving as a Multipotentialite

What does it takes to thrive as a multipotentialite? Not survive. Not accept. THRIVE. Accepting and embracing your multipotentiality are wonderful steps along the journey. I get a lot of emails from people thanking me for informing them that there’s nothing wrong with them. That’s great, but it doesn’t have to stop there. Not only […]

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