Posts Tagged with "overarching theme"

Why Goals Aren’t Enough—You Need to Set Directions

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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Why Goals Aren’t Enough—You Need to Set Directions

Recently, I caught up with a friend I don’t get to see often enough. Neither of us were in a Major Life Crisis, so we were doing that thing where we swap minor problems back and forth—everything from busyness to boredom to the various ways our aging bodies are mysteriously misbehaving. Naturally, we share that […]

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How to Figure Out Your Overarching Theme — The Definitive Resource List

Monday, November 14, 2016

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How to Figure Out Your Overarching Theme — The Definitive Resource List

For many multipotentialites, the overarching theme is the holy grail. Figure out what links your interests, and you have a way to bring together your body of work, brand yourself, find a career or jobs you’ll love, and build a business you’ll never grow bored of. Unfortunately, you can’t just conjure up your overarching theme out of […]

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Ask Yourself This Question to Find Your Overarching Theme

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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Ask Yourself This Question to Find Your Overarching Theme

As a keen Puttylike-reading multipotentialite, perhaps you’ve heard of the concept of the overarching theme (also known as your Why)– a central concept that links together all of your interests, however disparate they may seem on the surface. Sometimes the multipod life can feel a little random and unplanned. Discovering an overarching theme can reveal an […]

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The Evolution of an Overarching Theme

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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The Evolution of an Overarching Theme

Many of us feel relieved when we first come across the term “multipotentialite.” We’re so excited to find out we’re not alone and that there’s nothing wrong with us. At this point, many of us keep digging, perhaps reading through several years’ worth of Puttylike articles. Eventually we come across the concept of an overarching theme. […]

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Do You Have One Why or Many Whys?

Friday, October 2, 2015

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Do You Have One Why or Many Whys?

A few weeks ago, my friend, Jeff asked me what my “Why” is. We’ve talked a lot about Whys here at Puttylike. They’re kind of like personal overarching themes; the force that draws you to your various interests. Maybe your Why has to do with empowering people who lack a voice, and that has led you to […]

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Can’t Find the Common Thread? Find the Jewel in Your Heart

Monday, June 8, 2015

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Can’t Find the Common Thread? Find the Jewel in Your Heart

This is a guest post by Pace Smith. Howdy, multipotentialites! You know how Emilie always talks about finding the common thread that connects your multifarious interests? My question is: What if your common thread is something spiritual, not something practical? The Basic Building Blocks of the Universe Particle physics teaches that the basic physical building blocks […]

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Struggling To Work Out Your Overarching Theme?

Monday, June 16, 2014

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Struggling To Work Out Your Overarching Theme?

Are you a glass half full or glass half empty kind of person? It’s the same glass of water for all of us, so it just depends on how we decide to interpret what we see. It’s all a question of perspective. It can be challenging to uncover what links together all the different strands […]

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The Secret to Finding a Fulfilling Career (or Three)

Monday, May 20, 2013

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The Secret to Finding a Fulfilling Career (or Three)

This is a guest post by Joanna Moore. We’re taught to follow the specialist life plan by picking one thing to be: a schoolteacher, a midwife, a politician perhaps. If we think about it, we can see that when someone decides to become one of these things, often they’re deciding what they want to do, […]

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