As a multi-instrumentalist, I’ve had to work hard to create a coherent professional identity for myself. I’ve struggled with balancing my different musical pursuits, and with clients and colleagues taking me less than seriously because I do many things. Sound familiar, multipotentailites?
Articles in the category "Confidence"
The parts of who we are that society tries to shame and diminish us for can be a huge source of strength, inspiration and—yes—even power. What are yours?
This question of living up to our potential comes for everyone, but it hits especially hard for those of us who live with our own and others’ expectations that we represent the communities we’re a part of at the highest possible level. Here are three steps to transform that burden into a gift.
Not comparing ourselves to others is basically impossible. But a happy, fulfilled, and successful multipotentialite life is a unique thing—it’s hard to compare it against another life! Here’s how to reframe comparison altogether.
I set out to assess how I was doing at living my best multipotentialite life, without letting fear take the reins. What I learned shocked me. Welcome to my diary of a month of fearless living.
Hello, my name is Mel and I am an imposter. What I’ve learned from that is pretty surprising: Becoming an expert in being an imposter can enhance your life as a multipotentialite, once you decouple it from your sense of self-worth and the fear of being found out.
Multipotentialites are uniquely equipped to create positive change in the world. So, why do we so often feel shame about who we really are? Here’s how to stop living your life in camouflage.
As a young multipotentialite, I learned to dial down my enthusiasm for everything, at least in public. It became a habit to hide both the things I cared about and the extent to which I cared about them. Now, I have the confidence to be unapologetically, excitedly me—mostly.
We all need recognition for our achievements and efforts, but sometimes it’s surprisingly hard to come by. Here’s the key to getting the affirmation you’re craving.