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How to Change Your Life with One Small Move

22 January 2019

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How to Change Your Life with One Small Move

Recently, the principles of Feng Shui—an ancient Chinese art which advocates a system of placement within a space to harmonize various energies—became incredibly important to me. (By sheer coincidence, there was an unpleasant job I didn’t want to do, and spending the afternoon rearranging my office seemed preferable.) After some time browsing Feng Shui websites, […]

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How to Use “The Immersive Approach” to Make Big Progress on a Project

13 November 2018

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How to Use “The Immersive Approach” to Make Big Progress on a Project

Three years ago, I found myself committing to something kind of ridiculous. I’m a writer–but I’d been struggling to finish short, 1000-word articles, and I hadn’t written a word of fiction in the previous three years. I tried to schedule specific times to focus and get stuff on paper, but other things (work duties, social […]

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“Help! I want an accountability buddy, but I’m scared…”

24 July 2018

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“Help! I want an accountability buddy, but I’m scared…”

Multipotentialites usually have a lot going on: businesses we wish to start or grow, skills we’re trying to learn, creative projects, major life or career transitions… We’re usually quite busy (happily so) and we’re often working on something–or multiple things–that are big and meaningful. With so much on our plate, it can be easy to […]

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Feeling Exhausted and Unproductive? Here’s How Not to Feel Bad About Yourself

2 July 2018

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Feeling Exhausted and Unproductive? Here’s How Not to Feel Bad About Yourself

As a kid, I never understood why adults were so slow. Surely it would be more natural to run around and bounce and clamber – what was wrong with them? Why were all adults so lazy?! Now I’m (allegedly) an adult, I get it: We’re not lazy… we’re just exhausted. That seemingly infinite energy just […]

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You Probably Need to Do This One Thing More Often

29 May 2018

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You Probably Need to Do This One Thing More Often

Note from Emilie: I thought it would be appropriate to publish this article by Neil right after my last post. You might call it #adviceIneedtohear. Maybe it will benefit you, too. ** Do your attempts to be kind to yourself ever backfire? I’ve noticed lately that my moments of self-generosity are occasionally actively unhelpful to […]

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Why You Should Stop Freaking Out About Wasting Your Time

22 January 2018

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Why You Should Stop Freaking Out About Wasting Your Time

We can’t control whether to spend our time, only what we spend it on. This thought has echoed around and around in my mind ever since I read the story of Opus 40 – a sculpture park created by one man over 37 years(!). Part of me recoils in horrified terror at the thought of […]

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How to Multitask Effectively as a Multipotentialite

2 October 2017

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How to Multitask Effectively as a Multipotentialite

Multitasking gets a bad rap. We’re told not to do it–that it’s inefficient and that it prevents us from focusing fully on anything. But what is multitasking exactly? And could it be reframed to become a helpful tool in our kit? First… Does Multitasking Even Exist? What is multitasking? The truth is that what we […]

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How to Make Your Free Time Count

12 June 2017

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How to Make Your Free Time Count

The usual problem with time is not having enough of it. Between work, my own projects, home life, social life and various necessities, it feels as if I barely get to exercise my true passion of absolutely wasting my time. (This comedy sketch describes it perhaps a little too perfectly…) Joking aside, there’s lots of […]

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