Multipotentialites and Love: Do We Eventually Get Bored in Our Relationships?

10 August 2016

49 Comments

Multipotentialites and Love: Do We Eventually Get Bored in Our Relationships?

Today I’m going to attempt to answer a question I get asked pretty often: Does our need for variety, our yearning to explore new things, and the boredom we feel once we’ve “gotten what we came for” in our projects extend to our relationships? I’m getting married in 10 days, so I thought this would […]

Continue reading...

One Moment that Changed My Life

27 July 2016

17 Comments

One Moment that Changed My Life

When I was ten, I made a decision that would alter the course of my life. It wasn’t a big decision. It wasn’t anything obviously life-changing like “I will be an astronaut,” or “I will study medicine.” There’s debate about whether everybody sees their life as a grand narrative, but I think that people who think of life as […]

Continue reading...

A Personal Note from Emilie Before the TED Flurry Hits

20 May 2015

42 Comments

A Personal Note from Emilie Before the TED Flurry Hits

There’s this awkward thing that happens when you host a big time-sensitive project (like a sale) on your site. You need to put your marketing cap on for a while, and do the project justice by talking about it a lot. This isn’t actually painful, since you believe in what you’re selling. But in the flurry […]

Continue reading...

How To Hit the Pillow Each Night Feeling Completely Fulfilled and Satisfied

15 December 2014

15 Comments

How To Hit the Pillow Each Night Feeling Completely Fulfilled and Satisfied

I rested my head on my pillow. What a good day, I thought. What a good good day! It felt full, whole, satisfying. What had made today so great? I pondered. I thought for a minute, reached for my notebook and pen, and sketched the following: All four of these elements had been present in […]

Continue reading...

Doing Your Own Thing Takes Courage

14 August 2014

22 Comments

Doing Your Own Thing Takes Courage

You know that moment when you feel like you’re on the brink of a big change? You had sensed it lurking inside, for weeks or even months. When it finally reaches your consciousness, you are ready for it, practically bursting at the seems to get moving in a new direction. But you’re also NOT ready […]

Continue reading...

Why You’re Never Too Old To Be A Multipotentialite

11 August 2014

13 Comments

Why You’re Never Too Old To Be A Multipotentialite

Multipotentiality is not just for the young. Indeed many of us don’t realize we’re multipotentialites until we’re in our forties, fifties, sixties, or even older than that. Talk to a multipotentialite over the age of forty and you’re likely to sense a little bit of regret at not learning sooner that having multiple interests and […]

Continue reading...

Why There’s No Such Thing as “The Right Decision”

30 June 2014

10 Comments

Why There’s No Such Thing as “The Right Decision”

Frank Sinatra sang, “Regrets, I’ve had a few”, but should we regret the decisions we’ve made? Hindsight is both fascinating and cruel, as it taunts us with what might have been. It reminds of those game shows where the contestants lose on the final challenge but the host still ushers them forward to take a […]

Continue reading...

Finding Affordable Health Insurance when You’re a Self-Employed Multipotentialite

22 August 2013

4 Comments

Finding Affordable Health Insurance when You’re a Self-Employed Multipotentialite

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Michael Cahill. Many multipotentialites across the United States make their livings as self-employed individuals. Making your own hours and being your own boss are essential ingredients for that diverse independent lifestyle, well known to multipotentialites. Perhaps you’re one of them that are dreaming of making that break […]

Continue reading...