Posts Tagged with "validation"

How to Start Your Own Multipotentialite Mastermind Group

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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How to Start Your Own Multipotentialite Mastermind Group

“Hey, what do you think of this email?” I ask someone in a Slack chat. I copy and paste the reply I want to send to a potential new client. Is it too pushy or not pushy enough, I wonder, and is the rate reasonable?  Within seconds, I get feedback from three other creative professionals […]

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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 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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Why “Success” is an Unhelpful Idea and How to Really Flourish as a Multipotentialite

Sunday, November 5, 2017

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Why “Success” is an Unhelpful Idea and How to Really Flourish as a Multipotentialite

Words like “success” and “failure” have never meant much to me. Other people seem to care a great deal about these words, but I don’t really know what they mean. They seem so abstract and subjective. There are examples you can point to and say: “that person’s clearly a success!” Someone who’s career has taken […]

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What Does a “Real” Multipotentialite Look Like?

Monday, November 23, 2015

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What Does a “Real” Multipotentialite Look Like?

I’m going to present two competing narratives about multipotentialites and reality. And then we’re going to figure out why they’re both wrong. Narrative One: The “Real World” Won’t Let Us Be Ourselves. We’re Doomed! We Have To Get a Job Instead. One of my favourite things about the multipotentialite community is seeing the fascinating projects everyone […]

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How to Escape the Comparison Trap as a Multipotentialite

Monday, September 28, 2015

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How to Escape the Comparison Trap as a Multipotentialite

Most people fall into the comparison trap from time to time but I’d wager that multipotentialites are more prone to doing so than most. And while we know that comparing ourselves to other people is bad for us, sometimes we need to remind ourselves exactly why comparison is toxic. First things first, it’s impossible to fairly compare ourselves to […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Dealing with Friends and Family Members who Disapprove of Your Multipotentiality

Monday, August 4, 2014

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The Ultimate Guide to Dealing with Friends and Family Members who Disapprove of Your Multipotentiality

Every multipotentialite knows how it feels to share a new interest or endeavor with someone and receive a blank stare or a look of disapproval. You’re studying to become a physiotherapist? But I thought you were happy working at that tech company? That seemed like a good career… You’re in an art program. Why would […]

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Are You Scared that You May Never Fulfill Your True Potential?

Monday, September 30, 2013

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Are You Scared that You May Never Fulfill Your True Potential?

Recently I wrote a post asking if there is a multipotentialite nemesis and one fear which seemed to strike a real chord, was being scared about never fulfilling our true potential. It’s the fear we’ll never manage to actualize the abilities we know we have inside, that we have so much to offer the world, […]

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