What a relief it was when I came across Emilie Wapnick and her TedTalk on Multipotentialites.
That was the moment I fully understood and accepted myself. I finally realised that the insecurities and self-doubts I’d been carrying around forever were unfounded.
I was forever jumping from one interest, one training, one workshop to another. I enjoy changes and challenges, but other
people’s perceptions and comments bothered me. My husband and my daughters have all said at one time or another, “another one? something else? what next?”
I felt guilty and that I was being watched and judged and it inhibited me. I often struggled to relax into the current project
or interest. There were moments of questioning myself and my motives and intentions.
Each of us is different, we have our own ideas, beliefs and perceptions. Now I realise how difficult it would have been for them to understand my need to constantly search and change direction.
It’s ok to be me, that unique individual.
My high school years were in the 60s and we didn’t have many employment choices as females. General Studies led to nursing or hairdressing, or Commercial Studies led to office work. I chose the latter and learnt shorthand, typing and bookkeeping.
I left school aged 15 and did secretarial work for the next 30 years. I was a stay at home mum for 10 years while my daughters were young.
I was good at what I did, but it was just a means to earn a wage. I was never passionate about any job and there were many, many changes of employers. Staying in the same job for a long time wasn’t for me, I was always looking for the next change of location and experience.
When I heard Emilie Wapnick explaining Multipotentialites, I knew she was talking directly to me. She was addressing
every single concern, worry, thought and guilt that I had been carrying for the past 45 years. That’s a long time to have that doubt and weight on your shoulders.
In Emilie’s own words “A Multipotentialite is a person who has many different interests and creative pursuits in life.” It’s someone who can’t pick, choose, and commit to just one path and what’smore, doesn’t want to. Now as a recognised Multipotentialite, I’m thrilled to say that I have pursued a multitude of interests and I will continue to do so.
Mainstream society expects people to pick a niche and revolve everything they create or do around it.
Are you a Multipotentialite?
Are you constantly searching for answers, filled with curiosity, always ready to change and experience a new adventure in
It’s time to accept yourself as a unique individual, someone who has the capacity to change, to expand and to constantly grow.
It’s ok to start a new vocation, to explore and to decide that you’ve had enough and know it’s time to move on to
the next project.
Believe in yourself and be confident in knowing that you have a unique talent, a different outlook and perspective.
Know your potential and use it.
I wear a number of hats, one hat is as a Stress Relief Therapist helping people release their stress, anxiety and depression. I’m passionate about that work.
Another hat is as a partner with my daughter in an online digital marketing business. It’s an educational platform
and business where I market my therapy business and also show other people how they can market online.
If you’re uncertain about your future retirement years or if you’re keen to help other people to maintain a comfortable lifestyle, go to this link https://workshop.margiandjanie.net/start-here
When you enter your details you can access a 7 day free video series that my daughter and I watched that led us to
start our journey online. As it says on the page, the videos will explain how you can start a simple and profitable online business starting from scratch.
Multipotentialites rock – be proud of your constant changes.
These are some of the hats I’ve worn – and I’m always looking for more