Much has been written about the struggles and challenges that come with being neurodivergent. But what about the positive and joyful aspects? Here’s one: I have come to recognize that many of my autistic traits overlap with the characteristics that make me a multipotentialite.
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“Are You Living Up to Your Full Potential?” Transforming the Burden of Representation into a Gift
This question of living up to our potential comes for everyone, but it hits especially hard for those of us who live with our own and others’ expectations that we represent the communities we’re a part of at the highest possible level. Here are three steps to transform that burden into a gift.
A Spring Equinox Ritual for Inviting Transformation
In many traditions, the Spring Equinox is the new year—a time for new beginnings and digging deep to set intentions for the immediate future. If you’re looking to make big moves in your life, here’s a gentle ritual that will have you taking action in no time.
Puttyhustle 101: Building a Foundation for your Future Business
So you find yourself standing on the cusp of what might become your brand new business or side-hustle. You have an idea of what you want to do, and you’re excited about doing it! There’s just that small matter of figuring out exactly how to execute your idea…
How I Let Go of Perfection and Embraced My Good-Enough Job
I accumulated side hustles until my head spun. I searched for my “true love” job—the one that would fulfill all of my multipotentialite needs—and found it. But the pursuit of perfection left me exhuasted. Leaving it behind changed my life.
A Multipotentialite-Multipotentialite Dating Story
Common wisdom about romance doesn’t always apply to multipotentialites—especially when two of us are dating each other. Here’s what happened to me when I dipped my toe into dating a fellow multipotentialite, and how we negotiated everything that came after.
3 Reasons You Should Say No More Often
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.
5 Steps to Recreate Your Space Today
Want a space you love, that supports your multipotentialite passions and endeavors? Don’t wait for perfection—some quick and easy changes can bring big improvements right where you are.
Dear Puttylike: How Do I Choose a Course of Study?
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.