Creating the life you want involves a lot of saying no—sometimes in ways that feel counterintuitive. Here’s how I rejected giving influential people too much power over my life, cut out obligations that I no longer found important, and retooled systems that just weren’t working anymore.
Articles tagged "career"
Help! I’m an academic who’s been invited to pursue a PhD, but my interests and talents are too wide-ranging and diffuse. I have no idea how to start narrowing down an area of focus for my doctorate.
I set out to assess how I was doing at living my best multipotentialite life, without letting fear take the reins. What I learned shocked me. Welcome to my diary of a month of fearless living.
For those with a wide range of talents, interests, and career experiences, summarizing who you are as a professional can seem like a daunting (or even impossible) task. It can also boost your self-confidence and transform the way you think about your life.
Every multipotentialite career model has specific drawbacks and deficits. Here’s are the pitfalls I wish I’d known about when I set out on my portfolio career, and how you can avoid them—or at least accept them with open eyes.
A multipotentialite’s dream job didn’t meet their expectations, and now they’re struggling with how to move forward without a “Dream B”. So, how can someone with lots of passions and no direction think their way out of that impasse?
I thought this life-changing concept was about checking all the boxes until you landed on a career that fulfilled every singe one of your needs—leading inevitably to happiness. As it turns out, happiness isn’t the point at all.
No matter what heights you reach, somebody will always be upset by your success. But skillfully dealing with uninvited critics can transform them from an annoyance to an unexpected gift. Here’s how.
A reader with a great career realizes they’re not where they want to be. The trouble is, it’s not clear what their next move should be… Neil offers tips for cultivating authentic self-knowledge and accepting the limiting nature of choice.