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Help! I want to Combine my Interests in One Business, where Should I Start?

12 November 2012

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Help! I want to Combine my Interests in One Business, where Should I Start?

Every now and then I like to take a question from the Puttylike email bag and share my answer with the community. I thought this question was particularly relevant to multipods. Brett writes, “I guess I’m looking for a little advice… I’m extremely creative, and I love to draw, paint, sculpt, and even make stuffed […]

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How Introspection Can Help You Uncover Your Overarching Theme

25 June 2012

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How Introspection Can Help You Uncover Your Overarching Theme

Coming up with an overarching theme isn’t easy. It usually requires a lot of introspection, active brainstorming and often an outside perspective. Usually your overarching theme is very close to you. It’s less about a discrete topic, and more like a personal drive or value that you hold. This means that your overarching theme will […]

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Smooshy Thursdays: Lawyers can be Multipotentialites Too!

14 June 2012

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Smooshy Thursdays: Lawyers can be Multipotentialites Too!

This is the first installment of Smooshy Thursdays, a series in which I feature an innovative project or Renaissance Business that cleverly “smooshes” together multiple disparate fields. *** I recently sent out a Puttylike email about how each of us sees the world through our own lens (and how that can play out in shared […]

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Businesses that Exist in the Intersections

11 June 2012

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Businesses that Exist in the Intersections

Last Wednesday evening I stopped by Powells Books for Chris Guillebeau’s $100 Startup Book Tour. Chris is an awesome speaker. I love how genuine he is up there. Not showy or verbose– just himself. It’s nice to see an introvert rocking the stage and captivating the audience like that. (Especially as I prepare to tackle […]

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Renaissance Business 30% Off Christmas Sale!

13 December 2011

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Renaissance Business 30% Off Christmas Sale!

Greetings from Boulder, Colorado, where I’m curled up by the Christmas tree in my puttypal’s warm condo. This town is snowy and beautiful. It reminds me of home. To celebrate the final days of my trip and the nearing of my most favourite holiday, I’ve decided to run a Christmas Sale for Renaissance Business. Why […]

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Running a Renaissance Business from the Road

12 December 2011

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Running a Renaissance Business from the Road

As I've been making my way down the West Coast these last five weeks, several people have asked about work. In addition to the standard "what do you do?" I've also received a lot of questions about how I managed to "get off work" for so long. In other words, how am I funding my travels?

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How to Choose Which Activities to Focus On in Your Renaissance Business

8 December 2011

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How to Choose Which Activities to Focus On in Your Renaissance Business

Today I’m going to answer a question that was sent in by puttypeep, Matt. Matt writes, “I’ve spent the last two months working full time on my two blogs and whilst satisfying, for the most part, I find that there always appears to be so much to do, from design, to promotion, planning and so […]

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The Myth of the “True Calling”

20 October 2011

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The Myth of the “True Calling”

You're six years old and the teacher asks you to share what you want to be when you grow up. An astronaut? A scientist? Superman? Maybe you have an answer for her, maybe you don't-- it doesn't matter. The whole thing is more about ritual and eliciting cute replies than anything else. "What do you want to be when you grow up?" is, after all, a fairly innocuous question... Isn't it?

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