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How to Choose the Right Path When There are SO MANY POSSIBILITIES

12 March 2018

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How to Choose the Right Path When There are SO MANY POSSIBILITIES

To my great surprise, I’ve written two books. The first was non-fiction, and I spent the entire process worrying about making factual errors. I checked and rechecked (and rechecked) everything obsessively. At the very least, I wanted to be able to honestly say that I’d done my best to make sure any information I was […]

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When Working On Your Projects Feels Horribly Painful…

18 February 2018

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When Working On Your Projects Feels Horribly Painful…

I’m writing an original television pilot script right now. I’m on draft #2 after my dear filmmaker friend (whose storytelling skills I completely trust) gave me copious amounts of feedback. It wasn’t exactly negative feedback, per se… But he did prompt me to really think about my choices. Does the very first scene represent the […]

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3 Ways to Try Something You’re Pretty Sure You’ll Be Terrible At

28 August 2017

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3 Ways to Try Something You’re Pretty Sure You’ll Be Terrible At

We all draw when we’re little kids. If we don’t have paper, our crayons just decorate the walls, instead. At some point, though, most of us start to judge our drawings. The natural progression from there is to become frustrated and, often, give up completely. Once we get to that point and stop trying, we […]

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10 Ways NaNoWriMo Benefits Multipotentialites

9 November 2015

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10 Ways NaNoWriMo Benefits Multipotentialites

In working on a post about fictional multipotentialites, it occurred to me that one of the most liberating activities I have found as a multipod is writing, and that National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) takes place in November. What is NaNoWriMo? Many of you are NaNoWriMo veterans, but for those of you who don’t know […]

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Are You Living Your Life on Autopilot?

27 January 2014

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Are You Living Your Life on Autopilot?

I’ve got some terrible habits. I eat my lunch while I’m working and barely notice what my food actually tastes like. If I make myself a cup of tea, I find I’ve become so engrossed in something else that I forget about it until it gets cold. Or, worse still, I pick the cup up to […]

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How Moving the Body Shifts You For Success

9 January 2014

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How Moving the Body Shifts You For Success

When it seems impossible, when it seems like nothing is going to work, you’re usually just a few millimeters away from making it happen -Tony Robbins I’m a huge personal development/self-help junkie, and I think many multipotentialites can relate. The idea that you can literally trick yourself into success using your body language, posture, and […]

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How to Kick-Start Your Learning When You Get Stuck

19 December 2013

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How to Kick-Start Your Learning When You Get Stuck

Why is it that learning something new can feel amazing on some occasions but drive you insane on others? When your learning is going well, you feel unstoppable. You consume all the information you can get your hands on, the ideas just keep on coming, your project develops in leaps and bounds, and you get […]

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The Extremely Unsexy but Effective Key to Being Creative

14 November 2013

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The Extremely Unsexy but Effective Key to Being Creative

A couple years ago, I took a career sabbatical and joined a Buddhist monastery retreat. We were introduced to a rigid schedule of 6:30am chanting meditation, walking meditation, silent meals, study, chores, and sitting meditation. The routine was comforting and freeing at the same time. While some of us joked that we felt like we […]

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