I have found my leader.
Emilie Wapnick, multi potentialite.
A multipotentialite is a person who has many different interests and creative pursuits in life.
— from Putty-Like terminology page
Uh, yeah hi, me.
I wrote a few weeks ago about having trouble choosing a niche, which every successful blogger says is necessary. Turns out, maybe not.
This isn’t the first time I’ve come across the idea, something Emilie (I love referencing people as if I know them personally) admits in her free download “The ‘Undeclared for Life’ Manifesto: A Plan of Attack for the Person with Many Interests and Creative Pursuits in Life “
Barbara Sher is one of the first places. In many of her books she encourages people to list everything they are interested in and then find time to fit those into their lives. Whether or not they are your job, you may feel unfulfilled if you don’t try everything. She has an entire book on what she calls Scanners, Refuse to Choose.
Carol Adrienne talks about life purpose in her book “The Purpose of Your Life” but not in a “this is the job you are supposed to do” way. She talks about purpose on the more general level, creating, teaching, communicating the possibilities are endless. And she also has a long history of working more “menial” jobs to support her life and fitting the passions around the edges.
And Justine Musk wrote about this in late May 2012, when she talked about combining some of your deep interests or passions, even interests that are totally unrelated, and creating something entirely world-changing.
Like spirituality and money.
Like sex and spirituality (tantra).
Like all the things in my life connecting to Motherhood.
There are some common threads. And I don’t have to pick one thing. I can do it all. As long as it’s high concept.
Do you have a niche or are you trying to do it all?