Posts Tagged with "fear"

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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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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The Year of Getting Messy, and Four Things I Learned in the Sandbox

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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The Year of Getting Messy, and Four Things I Learned in the Sandbox

“Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy.”   Gandhi didn’t say that; neither did Oprah. Tim Ferriss? Close, but nope. One of my all-time favorite role models, Ms. Frizzle, was an eccentric 4th-grade science teacher at Walkerville Elementary School. She drove her students around on a Magic School Bus, where they would sometimes travel back […]

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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 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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How to Explore a Curiosity Before Going All In

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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How to Explore a Curiosity Before Going All In

When I was a kid, we had a family friend who jumped from interest to interest. We’ll call him Bob to protect his identity (and also because I can’t remember his name. It was a long time ago). Bob was always onto something. Once, he went on a cruise and came back with an idea to […]

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Why You Should Embrace Your “Amateurish” Side and Get Over Yourself (Occasionally)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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Why You Should Embrace Your “Amateurish” Side and Get Over Yourself (Occasionally)

I just got back from my favourite place on earth: music camp. I’ve been going on and off for 29 years (since I was 5)! The camp is called Cammac, and it’s located in the woods by a lake, midway between Montreal and Ottawa. It’s a camp for kids, teens, and adults; families usually go […]

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