Multipotentialites and Productivity
Productivity is a popular topic online, but most conventional advice suggests that narrowing down your activities to a single area of focus is the key to being more productive.
The advice to “simply do less” isn’t very helpful for multipotentialites. It doesn’t work with how we’re wired or allow us to tap into our strengths. The notion that we must choose a single focus can lead to creative paralysis and self-doubt–it can make us feel like pursuing an interest means giving up on all of our others.
Instead of paring down to a single focus, multipotentialites have to learn to balance our need for exploration with our need to make progress on our projects.
At Puttylike, we take a multipotentialite-friendly approach to productivity. Here are some of our most popular articles to help you fit your many passions into your life:
- 5 Productivity Hacks to Help You Juggle Multiple Projects
- What to Do When Your Bucket List Is Too Damn Long
- The Serious Business of Tinkering Time
- Why You Shouldn’t Finish What You Start
- “I Never Finish Anything”: How to Stop Feeling Guilty about All of Your Unfinished Projects
- “Why am I Neglecting My Interests?”
- Do You Plan, Ruminate, Worry, Poke, Prod, and Fumble? How to Stop Overanalyzing Your Projects
- How to Keep Track of All Your Ideas
- The Bright Side of Getting Distracted
- How to Get Over Multipotentialite Guilt and “Wasted Talent”
And here’s our whole archive of productivity articles, going back to 2010.
Need more support?
A good place to start is Emilie Wapnick’s book, How to Be Everything. It’s a comprehensive guide to the multipotentialite life and includes a lengthy chapter about multipotentialite-friendly productivity techniques.
And, if you’d like some help with your productivity challenges from other multipotentialites who get it, you’ll definitely want to check out our Puttytribe community.
We often co-work together, brainstorm strategies to fit our big dream projects into our lives and we even have an accountability matchmaking program where you can get matched up with your own accountability buddy or group!