What to Do with ALL THIS STUFF?! 11 Tips for Multipotentialites

What to Do with ALL THIS STUFF?! 11 Tips for Multipotentialites

“Stuff is great; so having more stuff is even more greater!” – a genius When I was young, I more or less believed this (obviously made-up) quote. I liked the things I had, so it made sense to want more things. As I got older, I began to feel differently. Perhaps I grew as a […]

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Why You Should Embrace Your “Amateurish” Side and Get Over Yourself (Occasionally)
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Why You Should Embrace Your “Amateurish” Side and Get Over Yourself (Occasionally)

I just got back from my favourite place on earth: music camp. I’ve been going on and off for 29 years (since I was 5)! The camp is called Cammac, and it’s located in the woods by a lake, midway between Montreal and Ottawa. It’s a camp for kids, teens, and adults; families usually go […]

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“Every time I’m required to specialize, I feel trapped”
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“Every time I’m required to specialize, I feel trapped”

Sometimes I imagine what it would be like to make a spreadsheet of my fears so I could score them on how likely they are to come to pass. (This probably says a little too much about me.) On this imaginary spreadsheet, there are plausible fears – perhaps a worldwide coffee shortage would rate an […]

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How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

I was hosting our monthly multipotentialite mixer in the Puttytribe the other day and someone asked about imposter syndrome. You know, imposter syndrome! The “psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments, and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a ‘fraud’.” (Wikipedia) Almost immediately, several people piped up in the chat: Yes! […]

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

“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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How to Write a Resume When Yours Doesn’t Make Sense

How to Write a Resume When Yours Doesn’t Make Sense

I loathe writing resumes. Everything about it bothers me: the tediousness, the constricting feeling, the frustration of not being able to express myself… It’s a truly awful way to spend time. I’m comforted that I’m not alone in this hatred for resumes. I’ve heard many multipotentialites complain that it’s a tremendous point of pain for […]

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Puttylike is Hiring a Managing Editor!
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Puttylike is Hiring a Managing Editor!

Update: Sorry! Applications are now closed for the managing editor position.  ** Greetings Multipotentialites, Puttylike is on the lookout for a new managing editor for the blog! Multipotentialite grammar nerds and editing enthusiasts, please read on: Do you have excellent communication skills, publishing experience, and strong desire to help multipotentialites from around the world? We […]

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

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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