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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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The Serious Business of Tinkering Time

10 April 2017

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The Serious Business of Tinkering Time

I have a problem. Well, I have plenty of problems. But one in particular is bugging me right now: I’m no longer in the exciting early stage of my current priority project, brimming with initial enthusiasm. I’m fighting the temptation to fall into a pit of cynicism and despair and tedium. Not only is it […]

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“Why am I Neglecting My Interests?”

13 March 2017

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“Why am I Neglecting My Interests?”

This week, I’m sharing something from the mailbag: Hi Emilie, First of all I want to thank you for you work. You really opened a wide and beautiful world in front of me. The thing that is worrying me is that I do want to do a looooot of different things, but it seems like […]

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Do You Plan, Ruminate, Worry, Poke, Prod, and Fumble? How to Stop Overanalyzing Your Projects

6 February 2017

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Do You Plan, Ruminate, Worry, Poke, Prod, and Fumble? How to Stop Overanalyzing Your Projects

I’ve been planning to write this post for approximately seven years. Every possible paragraph has been carefully researched. Each of my thoughts has been passed by a number of focus groups. (In fact, the focus groups were themselves chosen by focus groups, although it took me several months of careful focus-grouping to discover that that was […]

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How to Deal with Information Overload, the Multipod Way

29 November 2016

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How to Deal with Information Overload, the Multipod Way

There’s this inner conflict that comes with being a multipotentialite: on one hand, we want to explore and open up our world to new ideas, people and projects. Multipods crave experience. On the other hand, we need to feel like we’re on solid ground physically and emotionally, which means not being too stressed, overwhelmed or […]

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How to Create the Perfect Multipotentialite Environment

7 November 2016

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How to Create the Perfect Multipotentialite Environment

What’s your ideal environment? If I’m honest, mine would probably include a hot tub, a beautiful mountain view, and a ready supply of cocktails. And a fast internet connection. Although… if I’m being truly honest, I couldn’t spend every day like that. (I am, however, willing to try, if anyone is in a position to […]

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