The other day I came across a website called Developing Multiple Talents for creative and gifted adults with multiple interests and talents. Over the past 4 years, Clarence has patiently helped me process my creativity and the many intersections that cross. There’s no way I can choose one box when it comes to what I do, but I always feel strange saying that I do this/this/this/this when I’m asked what I do. And let me tell you, if you live in LA it’s pretty much the 2nd question that gets asked after your name. What I’ve finally realized is that I really don’t have to limit myself, and neither do you. If you wear many hats and go with the flow of life, there’s no reason why you can’t switch hats when you need to. It doesn’t make you fickle. It simply means that you are multi-talented.
When I come across a website that I like and they offer a free ebook, I’ll usually input my email to receive it. The first email to come through from Developing Multiple Talents had a link to a Tedx talk on being interested in many things and the creative mind. I found it to be helpful and wanted to share it with you.
Have too many passions to settle on just one? Perfect. Your unique mix of interests may turn out to be your very own super power.
Author, entrepreneur and artist, Wapnick was blessed with so many interests that she was unable to pick just one. She studied music, visual arts, film production and law, and graduated from the Law Faculty at McGill University. After years of feeling anxious about her zigzagging career path and hyphenated credentials, she finally decided to embrace her plural nature and start a movement for others who lean toward being “multipotentialites.” Since launching her website, Puttylike, in 2010, Wapnick has inspired thousands of multipotentialites to stop trying to fit themselves into boxes, and embrace their plurality. She has been featured in Lifehacker, The Financial Times, and The Huffington Post. Currently, she is working on her forthcoming book, “Multipotentialite.” – TedX