Productivity for Multipotentialites: How to Focus, Finish, and Maintain Momentum
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Productivity for Multipotentialites: How to Focus, Finish, and Maintain Momentum

Written by Emilie

Topics: Productivity

Hello, from one delightfully warm Portland, Oregon.

Today my good friend Michelle and I are opening up enrollment to a course we put together called Productivity for Multipotentialites.

For those who are ready to check out the details, you can pop over here:

–> Productivity for Multipotentialites: How to focus, finish, and maintain momentum while switching between your interests

How the Course Came to Be

This course was born out of sheer need. So many multipotentialites were writing in and telling me what trouble they were having with that dreaded F-word: focus.

There are a lot of productivity tools out there, but there doesn’t seem to be one comprehensive system for multipotentialites. In fact, they all seem to have a specialist slant to them. For example, in the words of our Chief Multipotentialite Professor,

Productivity for specialists tends to look like this:

  • Focus on that one project – and nothing else – until it’s done.
  • Keep your projects separate.
  • Don’t work on too many things at once.
  • Keep your eye on the prize – if it doesn’t get shipped, all your efforts are wasted.

Productivity for multipotentialites, however, looks very, very different. A multipod who attempts to use the above tips will find themselves bored, frustrated, and not getting anything done (shockingly enough? boredom and frustration aren’t a recipe for productivity!).

Healthy productivity for multipotentialites tends to look more like this:

  • Budgeting time so that you can work on your projects.
  • Working on at least 2-3 projects at once – the energy from one feeds into the others, and keeps you going.
  • Having a way to keep track of your many, many ideas so that you can come back to them later.
  • Sometimes stopping in the middle of a project, even if it doesn’t actually get “shipped” – you’ve got what you came for, after all.

But then, that leaves us with more questions…

  • How do you find time to work on all of these different projects?! (Definitely the most common question.)
  • How do you keep from getting distracted in the middle of one project with a shiny new idea?
  • How do you tell the differences from the projects that aren’t mean to be “finished” (in the conventional sense) – and the projects that are, but you’re succumbing to Resistance?
  • How do you prioritize your projects, and keep track of both the long-term and short-term ones?

Throughout the course, we’ll be answering all of these questions and more. Check out all of the details and sign up here:

–> Productivity for Multipotentialites: How to focus, finish, and maintain momentum while switching between your interests

Note: enrollment closes this Sunday, Feb 5 at midnight, PST.

See you in class!

xo Emilie

p.s. If you’ve gotten frustrated by certain overcomplicated productivity systems in the past, don’t worry. You can bet this course will be a far cry in tone from a lot of those approaches. I mean, just check out our bio pics. We’re no David Allen. ;)

4 Comments

  1. linda says:

    very timely, as this seems to be a topic of great interest and struggle – especially for multipotentialites. Too many things bouncing around in our heads!

    • Emilie says:

      Thanks Linda. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. Productivity is definitely one of those topics that multipotentialites need to learn how to handle. I’m excited to get this info out there. :)

  2. Michi says:

    I’m so excited! I enrolled and will finally get my dizzle dazzling (or to put it in another way – get my ‘multipotentialiting’ (is that even a word!) act together!

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