Business Cake - Are You a Multipotentalite?



Last year I came across this person who described themselves as a “multipotentalite”. I naturally thought...what is this....? Google came back to me with the below.

“A multipotentialite is a person who has many different interests and creative pursuits in life. Multipotentialites have no “one true calling” the way specialists do. Being a multipotentialite is our destiny.”

Our destiny….. Something resonated in me. There was me kicking myself for having a successful career in marketing, a love for visual merchandising, an interest in beautiful design, a passion in sewing, photography, embroidery, weaving, pottery, cross stitch, watercolour, calligraphy, music, songwriting, baking, cooking, fitness. The list goes on and on!

I was kicking myself everyday for being interested in too many things and not being amazing at all of them.

When I saw that it said “being a multipotentialite is our destiny” I breathed a sign of relief. I wasn't the only one in this world who had too many things on their plate and that it wasn’t my fault for feeling so passionate about so many creative things, it was my 'destiny'.

I juggled this term around for a good few months and after having watched a video of GaryVee explaining it’s ok to have lots of passions in life but you need to have your “meat” and you need to have your “veg”. Your “meat” is your real hustle, the thing that you focus on fully, the thing that will bring in the moolah, the “veg” supports your “meat” but it’s only the extras on the plate.

This was a great analogy to help me understand how to pull off my multipotentalite passion and what to focus on to bring me money and what could be enjoyed as purely a hobby.

I’ve started to notice that so many creative people I know are multipotentalites too, it seems to be a ‘thing’, something I wish I’d understood sooner.

What’s your “meat” and what’s your “veg”?  How many multipotentalites do you know?

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