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How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

30 July 2018

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How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

I was hosting our monthly multipotentialite mixer in the Puttytribe the other day and someone asked about imposter syndrome. You know, imposter syndrome! The “psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments, and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a ‘fraud’.” (Wikipedia) Almost immediately, several people piped up in the chat: Yes! […]

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Explaining Multipotentialite Life Choices: Your Happy(!) Stories

11 February 2018

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Explaining Multipotentialite Life Choices: Your Happy(!) Stories

It took me years to discover that it’s possible to enjoy telling people what I do with my time. For many years, I was borderline apologetic whenever somebody asked what I did. I worried that my job or interests might seem boring or confusing. It took time to realize that it was up to me […]

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Why Multipotentialites Should Become More Resilient

31 July 2017

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Why Multipotentialites Should Become More Resilient

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Nat Smith Do you ever feel completely derailed by a rough day, week, or year? When life fills our path with challenges that we don’t feel equipped to handle, we often feel like our only choices are to give up, or to soldier on and become bitter […]

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Do You Suffer from Multipotentialite Imposter Syndrome?

5 July 2017

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Do You Suffer from Multipotentialite Imposter Syndrome?

Imposter syndrome: a belief that deep down, you are a fraud, that you shouldn’t be here, and that one day everyone will wake up and realize it. Imposter syndrome is a phenomenon that most multipods know well. It’s easy to doubt your ability when you feel different from your peers, and it’s easy to feel different […]

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Do You Feel the Need to Be Impressive?

16 January 2017

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Do You Feel the Need to Be Impressive?

Hi, my name’s Neil Hughes and, because I’m human, I want you to be impressed by me. This is normal. We are social animals, so it’s natural to be concerned about our status within the tribe. Am I important? What will people think when they meet me? As ever, there’s both a healthy mindset and […]

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Is It Arrogant to Call Yourself a Multipotentialite?

31 October 2016

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Is It Arrogant to Call Yourself a Multipotentialite?

Some time ago, a friend asked me what I was doing these days – a question that’s always a joy to answer. I figured “it’s complicated” is a bit of a conversation killer, so I explained that I’m a multipotentialite. I finished by summarizing my current life plan as “make a career out of doing everything.” After […]

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“I saw it as the one defining principle of my life that kept me from achieving greatness.”

31 May 2016

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“I saw it as the one defining principle of my life that kept me from achieving greatness.”

I occasionally receive an email that I think would be helpful to share with the community. I’m honestly a little nervous about sharing this one because, well, Mike says some really nice things about my work, and I don’t want this to come across as me posting a testimonial or bragging… I’m, of course, super appreciative for his kind words. […]

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How Deep is Your Love (for What You Do)?

23 May 2016

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How Deep is Your Love (for What You Do)?

In March 2016 there was a flurry of news about the ancient Eastern board game, Go. For years Go had been the Holy Grail for programmers writing game-playing Artificial Intelligence, and Google claimed to have finally created a program capable of beating the best human players in the world. Despite my utter lack of knowledge about Go, I […]

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