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Using Music to Cook, or Why You Must Diversify Your Study

24 October 2013

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Using Music to Cook, or Why You Must Diversify Your Study

Editor's note: This is a guest post cartoon(!) by Stephen McCranie. Enjoy.

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How to Pick a College Major when You Have a Lot of Different Interests

3 October 2013

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How to Pick a College Major when You Have a Lot of Different Interests

Today, we’re going to tackle one from the putty mail bag: “Hi! I was wondering if you could write an article for students. I am aware uni is not too far away and as a multipotentialite I am struggling when it comes to what to study. I would love to hear your thoughts on whether […]

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How to Learn Anything… FAST! A Conversation with Author, Josh Kaufman

2 September 2013

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How to Learn Anything… FAST! A Conversation with Author, Josh Kaufman

How many hours does it take to learn a new skill? Conventional wisdom (and Malcolm Gladwell) would have you believe that it takes a long time to get good at an area. Something like 10,000 hours? About a year ago, I walked into a workshop about “fast skill acquisition” at WDS. As I entered the […]

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How to Rock a Specialized Field, Multipotentialite Style

12 August 2013

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How to Rock a Specialized Field, Multipotentialite Style

Editor’s Note: this is a guest post by Thea van Diepen. So, yes, that title is a bit of an oxymoron. Except for the fact that it isn’t. Lets say you’re working on building a foundation that will allow you to thrive as a mutipotentialite. Maybe you’re completing a university degree or spending time in […]

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Are You Addicted to Learning?

8 July 2013

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Are You Addicted to Learning?

I’ve just taken on some new work, and not surprisingly for a multipotentialite, it’s going to take me off on a bit of a career tangent. There I was, brimming with excitement as I chatted to a friend about all the juicy details. “Oooh, I don’t know how you do it,” she exclaimed. “I couldn’t […]

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How to Be a Beginner: Again, and Again, and Again…

29 April 2013

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How to Be a Beginner: Again, and Again, and Again…

This post was written by Hannah Braime. On my journey into multipotentiality, I’ve discovered that having multiple interests is both a gift and a challenge. The gift is clear: we get to live authentically, in a world full of possibilities and time spent doing what we truly love. I wouldn’t trade that for the world. […]

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How To Approach a Passion that has No Obvious Practical Application (At Least Not One that You Want to Pursue)

22 April 2013

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How To Approach a Passion that has No Obvious Practical Application (At Least Not One that You Want to Pursue)

Last week I sent out an email about feeling drawn toward a passion that “makes no sense.” The email spawned a great discussion on Facebook. So many of you had the experience of becoming interested in fields that were radically different from anything you’ve done before. When this happens, it’s normal to feel uncomfortable, maybe […]

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3 Things I Learned About Learning (When Learning Social Skills)

10 May 2012

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3 Things I Learned About Learning (When Learning Social Skills)

Editor’s Note: this is a guest post by Daniel Wendler. School lied to you. You learn a lot in school, it’s true. But school hides the truth about learning–and ignores one of the key strengths of the multipotentialite. In school, your classes are split up neatly into subjects, and the subjects don’t interact. The Pythagorean […]

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