If so, you may be what Emilie Wapnick calls a multipotentialite. What’s that? A person who does not specialize, but is excellent at several types of endeavor. A person who could never just pick one thing and do that for their entire lives.
These people are real. I know because I am one.
And so is Emilie; it was great to become friends with someone who understands this. Months ago, I wrote an article about Renaissance People 2.0. Emilie found it and made contact with me and I discovered her notion of multipotentiality. An RP2 (Renaissance Person 2.o) was a similar idea. Long story short, we’re birds of a feather.
We’re not alone. Her site, Puttylike.com, has become an online hub for other “multipods.” She was already successful (on her own terms, I don’t mean like she was filthy stinking rich, or anything) doing her thing, and she started working with other multipods to help them figure out one very important question:
How the hell do you create an online business when you have multiple interests?
Good question, right? Emilie has figured out there are a few methods to this any multipod can apply. I say that now as a matter of course, but when she sent me an early draft of her book, I was wondering how the hell she could pull it off. After I went over her draft, I thought: holy shit, she really did it.
Now the final book is out, Renaissance Business. And I’m excited to be an affiliate for it. It’s not for everyone, because the truth is only a few people are multipotentialites. Most folks can and do pick one thing and stick with it and specialize. But if you feel like you could run 10 different businesses and none of them stand out as “the one,” then this book is definitely for you. Why am I sharing this with you if so few people are true multipotentialites? Because I think that more than anyone else, multipods are attracted to online business. This is because of the one thing that makes it a very bad idea for most people: it’s multidisciplinary. You gotta wear many hats and wear them well.
And… you still have to decide what the business is going to do and look like. Check out Renaissance Business and see if it can help you.