Why some of us don’t have one true calling

I just watched Emilie Wapnick’s TED talk on multipotentialites – people who have always struggled to answer the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” because there was never just one answer.

I love the way she frames up three multipotentialite superpowers:

  1. Idea synthesis
  2. Rapid learning
  3. Adaptability

Love it because as I try to course correct on my career to get back to something I’m passionate about, these are exactly the same three strengths I keep coming back to time and again. I’ve often described it as connecting dots others don’t see, or being given the messier problems that more linear thinkers can’t deal with because of a quick learning curve and ability to deal with chaos and ambiguity.

Big thanks to Bernadette Cay’s Medium post and list of resources on this topic.

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