Posts Tagged with "fear"

How to Tolerate Uncertainty When You’re Waiting for Feedback

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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How to Tolerate Uncertainty When You’re Waiting for Feedback

Ding. You’ve Got Mail. Later, you will think, “I really ought to turn off that notification. It’s not 1997.” But right now, other things are on your mind. Your throat is tight, your heart is thumping, and you’re nervously staring at that bold subject line which has appeared on the screen: Result of Your Application […]

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When Depression Gets in the Way of Your Multipotentiality

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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When Depression Gets in the Way of Your Multipotentiality

“Oh, great. Another story about depression.” Listen, I hear you. Depression is everywhere. It’s in our Twitter feeds, on our podcasts. Even our favorite Queens in the North are talking about it. But you know what’s worse than hearing about how everyone is depressed? Actually being depressed, week after week, month after month. Constantly forgetting […]

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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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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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