Hi multipod friends!
Five years ago, I was living in Denmark, finishing up my law degree abroad. It was a dark time. I was very isolated, and I was dealing with some chronic health problems. But I was also charged like never before…
See, I had this idea for a community-based website & business: a place for people who wanted to do MANY things with their lives. The lack of anything familiar made for an excellent backdrop to this project. I dove in, and gave it all I had. It was my escape.
I didn’t study much law that semester. I didn’t party with my dorm mates, or go out much, but I felt more alive than I’d ever felt. Puttylike was my baby, my way out of a life of corporate lawyering… or floundering (a false dichotomy, of course, but I didn’t know that at the time). It was also a way that I could help people and make a difference, and it revolved around a message that felt deeply important to me.
Five years have past since this time, and my life circumstances couldn’t be more different. There’s less contrast between the joy I feel in my work and the pain of everything else. In fact, there’s little pain now (I will admit though, that the 10 hour days I used to put in effortlessly/borderline mania, just aren’t a thing anymore).
Puttylike turns 5 next week, and I thought it would be a good opportunity to reflect on the last five years. In fact, you know what? Let’s all reflect.
How has your life changed since you learned about the idea of the multipotentialite? Have you become more confident? Have you added more variety to your life and career? Are you noticing more multipotentialites in your life? What else?
These are the sorts of questions I’d like us to explore and share with each other as a community.
Some ways that you can get involved:
1. Twitter Party
Use the hashtag #multipotentialite all next week, and share some ways in which you have changed since learning of your multipotentiality.
This is a great way to meet other multipods, so come out and make some friends. It’s going to be fun and inspiring. I can’t wait to tweet it up with you guys.
2. Birthday Sale
From Sept 22-24, Renaissance Business, Productivity for Multipotentialites, and Multi-Passionate Branding will be 40% off. We’ll have an even sweeter bundle deal, if you’d like to pick up all three. I usually only do a big sale like this once a year, so you don’t want to miss it!
I’ll be reflecting on the last five years in the coming week, and I’m planning on publishing a blog post chronicling my growth year by year. I’m really looking forward to celebrating this milestone with you guys, and I can’t wait to hear about your insights and journeys. You make this community what it is.