Posts Tagged with "confidence"

Why You Should Do Something Badly Today!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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Why You Should Do Something Badly Today!

“If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.” – G. K. Chesterton Last week I was overcome with paralyzing guilt after slightly miscooking a sausage sandwich. Don’t worry—the sandwich was delicious. But even as I was putting it together, a critical internal voice was opining that the pan had been too hot, […]

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I Created My Own Job Description. You Can, Too.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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I Created My Own Job Description. You Can, Too.

There are times when it’s frustrating to be a multipotentialite in a traditional work setting. We tend to crave variety and many times that means we want to get involved in projects outside our job description or department. In these moments, it can be challenging to articulate to our managers or mentors how our variety […]

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A Simple Trick to Sidestep Your Self-Criticism

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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A Simple Trick to Sidestep Your Self-Criticism

Sometimes I’m ashamed to share my work. You might think that’s understandable (particularly if you’ve been exposed to many of my posts before!) but this isn’t simply a healthy sense of shame at my evident limitations.  Often, it’s fear of my own unoriginality. That inner voice of shame tells me to scrap my work, and […]

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You Might As Well Do The Thing: How to Make Decisions While Anxious

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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You Might As Well Do The Thing: How to Make Decisions While Anxious

As a standup comedian who talks a lot about anxiety, I frequently get asked the same question: “how are you SO great?” But after that, people often ask how anyone with anxiety can possibly do something as terrifying as standup. For a long time this confused me, too. It’s not like I’m immune to the […]

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12 Myths About Multipotentialites and Affirmations to Overcome Them

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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12 Myths About Multipotentialites and Affirmations to Overcome Them

Most of us multipotentialites grew up hearing lies. Okay, that’s a little dramatic. Maybe no one was intentionally lying to us. But long before any of us heard the word “multipotentialite,” we heard a lot of myths about work, worth, and identity. Here’s a myth you’ve probably heard: Everyone has one “true calling,” which (much […]

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How to Be a Newbie: Advice from the Multipotentialite Community

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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How to Be a Newbie: Advice from the Multipotentialite Community

Wow, what a month. Thank you, dear readers, for joining us on Puttylike for Newbie Month this April! It’s been incredible to explore the act of beginning with you—all the joys, excitement, and pitfalls of trying a new skill or starting a new project. Your Official Guide to Being a Newbie We published some great […]

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How to Conquer Self-Doubt and Do All the Things

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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How to Conquer Self-Doubt and Do All the Things

It’s Newbie Month here on Puttylike! During the month of April, we’re publishing articles about the thrills and challenges of exploring new things. (YAY, EXPLORING NEW THINGS! #Multipotentialite)  ** Last year, I met a woman who told me she wanted to be a writer. “That sounds so stupid to say out loud,” she scoffed. “Writer.” I […]

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The 3 Ways My Ideas Die

Monday, April 22, 2019

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The 3 Ways My Ideas Die

It’s Newbie Month here on Puttylike! During the month of April, we’re publishing articles about the thrills and challenges of exploring new things.  ** Sometimes I grow tired of the constant hum of random failure. Most of my dreams end up as flops. I’m sure I’m not alone in this—most multipods struggle with the guilt […]

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