How To Be Everything: A Guide For Those Who (Still) Don't Know What They Want To Be When They Grow Up
Thanks for coming back to the Multipod Mom. I read this article on the Huffington Post titled For Those Who Are Multitalented AF And Suffering and I can’t even begin to express how much this resonated with me. Erica, the author of the article, goes on to talk about her experiences with the people in her life who pretty much told her she was a slacker (my words). While her peers were successful in their niche careers, she’s being told how she won’t find success until she commits to one thing. At some point, she got tired of listening.
Erica is all of us.
We’re simply not satisfied with the application of sticktoitiveness for just one direction in our lives. We travel along many roads. I literally stopped listening to naysayers and doubters to my “flakey ideas” when I was turned on to Emilie Wapnick by an industry colleague. Emilie’s been a voice for people like us who struggle with the idea that we can in fact do and be everything. Especially when this draw to do and be everything is strong within us. I just finished reading her book How To Be Everything: A Guide For Those Who (Still) Don't Know What They Want To Be When They Grow Up. I will say, that her ideas prior to her book release have helped shaped the Multipod Mom way of life for me and without hesitation, I’ll recommend her book to anyone who shares our struggle.
When we become mothers, the attraction to do all things becomes intensified. We’re finding out new ways to do “this” and even better ways to do “that.” We obsess over them, we master them. We pick up skills even faster to become a better mom. What happens next is even more amazing...we want to show and tell others all about what we’ve learned whether complimentary or for profit.
Let’s do more of that.
It’s SOOO ok to have more than one passion and it’s even more ok to pursue your dreams of entrepreneurship around them. Being a muti-passionate mompreneur is an extraordinary gift enabling our abilities to allow us to contribute more good in the world. It took a lot of years for me to embrace this, hopefully, you won’t need as much time. Give yourself permission right now to say fuck what “they,” say, I CAN DO ALL THE THINGS. Then go do them.
Now if you want to do all of your favorite things as a business, do these three things and you’ll be on your way to becoming a multipod mom.
Make a list of all the things you love to do, things you are passionate about
Your list can be a short one or a journal series. There's something magical that happens when you can see a living documentation of what fires you up inside. Taking an inventory of what matters to you will help you take action to pursuing them.
Bookmark this website
Puttylike.com is the infamous website that put it all into perspective for me and I know if you take Emilie's quiz and read the stories on her blog, you will have a life changing experience. I'm not even kidding.
Get this book
Seriously, I really believe in Emilie’s idea that we can be everything because I (along with countless others) are living proof that you can be everything in your business.One idea in particular that sticks out is she advises to pick an overarching goal to which your multiple passions and interests can be applied in your business. For me, that overarching goal is to be of service and support for my fellow creative mompreneurs and using my business as an outlet to reveal my own creative genius.