Posts Tagged with "confidence"

April is Newbie Month at Puttylike! We’ll Be Exploring the Thrills & Challenges of Exploring New Things

Monday, April 8, 2019

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April is Newbie Month at Puttylike! We’ll Be Exploring the Thrills & Challenges of Exploring New Things

Hey Puttylike readers, we’re trying something new this month—and we want to invite you to do the same! As multipotentialites, our interests branch far and wide, and it’s not uncommon to discover something new that we’re excited about exploring. Sometimes we jump in, completely unafraid. But other times, in the face of a new interest, […]

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Are You a Playaholic?

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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Are You a Playaholic?

One balance I find especially tricky is work versus play. From the many, many articles written about workaholism, it seems I’m not alone. However, when reading these I often feel like an alien learning about another species. I know that, technically, anything can be addictive—but work, really? Why aren’t there any articles on the opposite […]

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“Are you sure that’s a good idea?” asked a family member, doubtfully.

Monday, December 17, 2018

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“Are you sure that’s a good idea?” asked a family member, doubtfully.

I was super excited about my plan. I was going to write a book, and do software development, and share about anxiety through stand-up comedy. “Are you sure that’s a good idea?” asked a family member, doubtfully. And that was enough to utterly deflate me. One comment! And not even a harsh one—a simple question. […]

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How to Recover After a Setback

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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How to Recover After a Setback

This year I’ve experienced a constant stream of setbacks, of varying degrees of seriousness: minor administrative life hassle, major family tragedy, missed career opportunities, painful emotional entanglements, idiotic breakages, unexpected financial demands. At times, it’s felt as if the universe was sending me regular doses of deliberate punishment. Each problem on its own wouldn’t be […]

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How to Use “The Immersive Approach” to Make Big Progress on a Project

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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How to Use “The Immersive Approach” to Make Big Progress on a Project

Three years ago, I found myself committing to something kind of ridiculous. I’m a writer–but I’d been struggling to finish short, 1000-word articles, and I hadn’t written a word of fiction in the previous three years. I tried to schedule specific times to focus and get stuff on paper, but other things (work duties, social […]

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How to Find a Role Model as a Multipotentialite

Monday, October 15, 2018

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How to Find a Role Model as a Multipotentialite

A role model is exactly what it sounds like: someone who fits a role that you’d like to model. If you want to be an actor, your role model might be Dev Patel. If you want to be a media mogul, your role model might be Oprah. The problem is, when you fit multiple roles, […]

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My Experience with Chronic Illness

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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My Experience with Chronic Illness

I’ll be honest, I’m having a really hard time writing this post. I’ve blogged about my experiences with chronic illness a little in the past, but I’ve been wanting to share more because I think it’s important. I know chronic illness is something many other multipods struggle with. As the “resident multipotentialite” here at Puttylike […]

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How to Deal with the Fear of Being “Too Complex”

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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How to Deal with the Fear of Being “Too Complex”

Hi, I’m Claire. I also go by Nyles. And no, I don’t have a preference for which name you use. This post is partly a Hello! to the Puttylike community–I’m the new Managing Editor for the blog, and I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself–but I also want to talk about this thing […]

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