Ep150 Show Notes: Emilie Wapnick
About Emilie Wapnick
Emilie Wapnick is a writer, career coach, blogger, and community leader. She is the founder and creative director at Puttylike.com, where she helps multipotentialites (people with many passions and creative pursuits) integrate all of their interests to create dynamic, fulfilling, and fruitful careers and lives. Unable to settle on one path herself, Emilie studied music, art, film production and law, graduating from the Law Faculty at McGill University. Emilie’s TED talk has been viewed over 3.7 million times, and has been translated into 36 languages. She’s been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Financial Times, The Huffington Post, BBC, and Lifehacker. Her book How to Be Everything: a Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up, comes out with HarperCollins in May 2017.
Key Conversation Points
- Finding motivation for overcoming a specific fear
- Why boundaries for yourself and others are important
- How to engage others with a proper buffer
- Differentiating between a niche audience and a broader one
- Defining “multipotentialite”
- The relationships between different fields
- How to decide if you should monetize a passion
- The simplest way to tell others what you do when you do many different things
- Avoiding limiting language
Resources Mentioned in the Podcast
Connect with Emilie
Emilie’s Introvert Island Book Selections*
The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help | Amanda Palmer
When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
A Journal to Write In
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