The Doors are Opening! (And what on Earth does a “Huddle” even Look Like?)
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The Doors are Opening! (And what on Earth does a “Huddle” even Look Like?)

Written by Emilie

Topics: Puttytribe

Greetings Multipotentialites!

I hope you’re having a lovely week and that you’re not sweating too much in this heat. I’ve been recovering from WDS, and just trying to wrap my head around all the ideas that the weekend spawned. There are going to be a few changes around here in the upcoming weeks, that’s all I’ll say… I’ll share more once I have time to decompress and brainstorm a bit.

For now, I have an announcement for you.

On Tuesday, July 24, we’re going to be welcoming a new group of 50 Puttypeep to the Puttytribe!

Mark down the date, because every time we do this, the spots fill up very quickly. Last time they were gone in under twenty-four hours.

Several people have asked me what the Puttytribe experience is like, so in the next week or two, I’m going to be giving you guys an inside peak at some of our events and members. (nudge nudge… I may even give away a couple lifetime memberships, so be sure to check the blog next week.)

Today I’d like to show you an example of what a Puttytribe Huddle looks like. These huddles happen quite frequently in the Tribe, and they’re totally optional. Many Puttypeep choose not to join in, and prefer to just use the Forums to connect and get advice. But for those who dig group brainstorming and masterminds, they’re a blast.

Here’s Dan’s turn, in which he talks about his latest multipotentialite project, involving a web series, a robot, and a Kickstarter campaign.

Pretty neat, huh? Everyone really tries to help each person in the group succeed. It’s such a warm environment.

Imagine how much progress you could make on your projects by setting a goal and checking in with your huddle group every week, or even just jumping into a huddle when you get stuck? Check out this page to learn more.

Looking forward to huddling with you!

Emilie

p.s. thanks Dan for letting me share your turn with the community. :)

20 Comments

  1. Sarah says:

    Ohh, that was such a great huddle, I’m glad you shared this one Emilie! To anyone out there who’s thinking about becoming a member, I’ll tell you right now, it’s such a great place!

    Before I joined I felt like I didn’t have anyone around me that really understood how I liked to work, and now I’m a member I’ve made so many friends, worked with so many other peeps (you can see in that video, I traded a logo for a website design, that just came about by a forum topic requesting a logo! Really awesome!) and I feel so much more confident now! :)

  2. Jenny says:

    This was really inspiring!

  3. Erin says:

    Huddles ROCK. So does the Puttytribe, for that matter. I can’t wait to meet the new Puttypeep!!

  4. kim says:

    I really, really love what I’ve seen and read about the Puttytribe. I’ve contemplated jumping at the chance to fill one of these positions, but am still on the fence. Even though the cost seems COMPLETELY reasonable, I want to make sure I’m in a good place to not only participate to the fullest, but also to be able to contribute as well (The latter being the biggest area I feel I’m lacking in… but that’s probably pretty common – not feeling like you have anything to contribute – I suppose), because the budget is super tight and that $19 would come at the cost of something else.

    I have a question to those who are part of the Puttytribe, How did you know that you were ready to fully utilize this awesome tool?

    Oh, and what percentage of members would you say are there for reasons beyond simply advancing or beginning their “career” (such as simply expanding hobbies and interests, or whatever)?

    • Erin says:

      Hey Kim!

      I just joined Puttytribe the last time around. I’d only heard of Puttylike and multipotentiality maybe a month before, but something about joining felt totally right to me. I’m not usually one to go with my gut so fully, but in this case, it was spot on. I hear you on the tight budget — mine’s tight, too. I’ve never done anything even remotely similar to this. For me, Puttytribe is worth it — but everyone’s case is different.

      How did I know I was ready to fully utilize Puttytribe? I didn’t. I was super excited about having found people like me, but I had no idea how awesome that would really be and how much I’d want to participate. I’ve never had a community of people who function so similarly to me before. I can ask pretty much anything and people will help me. I can bounce ideas around and get feedback or post about a new interest to see if anyone else wants to explore it. And I make time to participate in as many huddles as I can — I’m a total addict, in the very best way possible.

      As for contributing — trust me, you have something. Many somethings, probably. I thought I had nothing, and happily I was wrong. Advice helps, sure, but so do questions…they get the discussion flowing. It’s very give-and-take, depending on what you need. And it’s amazing what will come to mind when you’re reading posts or sitting in huddles. All this creative energy from people with hugely diverse interests is just colliding in all kinds of neat ways. And your own particular set of interests and skills is another thing you contribute just by being there.

      I have yet to meet someone who is solely in the Tribe for business reasons. Yeah, we help each other out in that respect, and there are people at all stages of their careers/businesses and in all kinds of fields. But there’s a ton of interest pursuing and random question asking that goes on, too. It’s kind of whatever you want. But I think everyone I’ve talked to is there for more than just business advice.

      Whew…that’s a long answer! If you have other questions, feel free to get in touch with me. Just click on my name above, which will take you to my site, where you can find my email and social media — whatever works for you. And if you join the tribe, look me up :)

      Joining Puttytribe is definitely a personal decision. For me, it was totally right. I hope you figure out what’s best for you!

      Erin

      • kim says:

        Thanks for your great response! I’m glad to hear there are many people involved for more than just career alone, as I feel that career, for me, would not be the biggest reason of joining, but certainly part of it. So thanks for replying!

        • Erin says:

          No problem, Kim. It’s a truly multipotentialite community. Let me know if you have other questions :)

          • kim says:

            I sure will! I talked about it with my fiance today (distracted me so much I burned dinner lol). I have mentioned this site to him before, but I showed it to him today and told him what I know about it all. He didn’t seem convinced at first (but we’re talking about a guy who rarely even posts to facebook), but he’s cool as long as I’m truly getting something out of it. Which I’m sure I will. One stipulation: It will cost me exactly one WoW subscription lol. Sad, I know… but as an unemployed stepmom it’s my only fun time! haha

            Oh and I’m looking over your website – LOVE the idea – definitely going to keep reading!

        • Emilie says:

          Hi Kim,

          I definitely want all the Puttypeep to get some serious results out of the Tribe. That’s what it’s all about.

          If you decide to try it out, we’d love to have you.

          And thanks Erin, for jumping in. :)

          • Erin says:

            @Emilie – For me, at least, you have totally achieved that goal! And no problem. I could go on about PT for days :)

            @Kim – My husband thought I was a little nutty when I signed up. In fact, had he not been traveling when the doors opened, he might have subtly talked me out of it. I’m SO glad he didn’t! I gave up my weekly snack indulgence to offset the cost. 110% worth the sacrifice. I’m super excited you enjoyed {re}made by hand! I’m looking forward to talking with you over there. Oh, and if/when you join the Puttytribe, look me up!!

    • janet says:

      HI Kim! Hope this finds you even if I’m late to the game..
      I would say I don’t even utilize half of what Puttytribe has got to offer (been here for a couple months and still have yet to join a huddle or workshop!!) and have gained SO much from being a member! Of course, “your mileage will vary” depending on your level of involvement but I absolutely think it’s a great resource and worth the monthly price for sure. I actually think the price is cheap for how much value you get!!

      Not quite sure why I joined since I actually knew I would not be able to participate in huddles and that honestly didn’t even appeal to me. I guess I just felt I really wanted a sense of community because I have never got that growing up. So it’s a lot of ‘personal development’ reasons and for that, I am definitely not just doing it for expanding my business! Though that’s definitely part of it, my biz philosophy is more about LIFESTYLE so it’s more about figuring out other areas of my life to flow and not necessarily the business side of business.

      What puttytribe can do for you with its reasonable price that other more expensive programs tackle – coaching! There is definitely a lot of supportive, helpful and friendly people that are willing to help you move through your goals. It’s not as one-on-one if you’re looking for a close coaching package, but the group coaching environment is a huge help. Both on the forums, and definitely with the huddles (from what I hear).

      It’s also great for therapy. Positive therapy! Money is tight for me too in a way.. I don’t make a US income because I’m living in the Philippines but I’m working up to it! But I always think about “ROI” return of investment and I’ve gained so much emotionally being in the tribe and I honestly believe you expand your opportunities/possibilities once you join and participate. Partnerships, friendships, joint ventures, new information, learning… so much to gain! :)

  5. This looks so rad. Nice work Emilie.

  6. janet says:

    I still have yet to experience a huddle!
    I think you’re amazing! :)

  7. Emerald says:

    I’ve also been thinking about joining Puttytribe, so thanks to Emilie for this post and to Erin and Sarah for your comments. It’s giving me a better idea of what it is!

    • Erin says:

      Glad to share my experience, Emerald. If you have any further questions, just follow the link in my name here back to my site and contact me with whatever method works best for you :)

  8. James Holder says:

    Would you believe that I can see the beginnings of my multipotentiality way back in childhood? Consider the evidence: experiments in science and dabbling in kid’s lab kits, buying my own computer at a yard sale just to install UNIX and write my own modem scripts, elaborate LEGO constructions with purpose and intentional architectural integrity, shooting mini-films in the backyard, acing art class while electing to read the Greek classics, begging for new hardware from dad so that I could do 3D art instead of playing games, never mind design my own. All of the previous pre-dates high school graduation. What happens after that?

    One of my greatest loves – gaming – kept that flame of passion roaring. Just making games requires art, sound, programming, writing, and rules design, never mind the marketing, hustling, and research skills necessary for successful titles. That desire for design steered me towards a college experience that started in the art department, included its fair share of (and still far too few) extra-curricular classes, and ended with me bustling away with a degree in Theater and Film Studies. What did I do for a career after that? Web development – based entirely on self-taught skills and without a single Computer Science class on the transcript – pays the bills at the moment.

    Fulfillment across that job path continues to elude me, so I found another outlet. This multipotentialite can now take credit for over a quarter-million words of fiction, most of those in novel drafts. Add an increasing body of non-fiction onto this, as my latest blog efforts boast thousands of words of published and pending posts. How does my keyboard survive under the abuse?

    All of these disparate interests leave me feeling stretched past the breaking point, though. They form a Venn diagram that looks more like a color vision test chart than anything else. I crave the perspective of the putties who came before me to bring everything together, the ones with the wisdom and perspective to drag the “obvious” out of my too-close preconceptions and into the spotlight where it can perform its best and earn the most. With so much time and effort invested in collecting so many intriguing fragments, can you help me piece them all together into something bigger, something greater, something worth it?

    Thank you,
    James

  9. Jane D, CZT says:

    …sigh… July seems like forever away…

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