The real beauty of multi-potentiality
Multipotentiality is the state of having many exceptional talents, any one or more of which could make for a great career for that person.”
– Tamara Fisher, Education week
Multipotentiality is the ability to select and develop any number of career options because of a wide variety of interests, aptitudes, and abilities (Frederickson & Rothney, 1972). The broad range of opportunities available tends to increase the complexity of decision making and goal setting, and it may actually delay career selection.
Multipotentiality is most commonly a concern of students with moderately high IQs (120-140), those who are academically talented, and those who have two or more outstanding but very different abilities such as violin virtuosity and mathematics precocity.
– Barbara Kerr, Career Planning for Gifted and Talented Youth. ERIC Digest #E492.
I have always known, I was a multipod. Also, I have always known that I wanted to create an impact in the world. Sometimes what we know, hidden deep inside us, is not the most convenient aspect to become aware of.
Especially when it involves leaving a certain, comfortable situation and following what our true self craves. Following our values, being able to use our strengths, and this in an environment which fits us, where we can be who we are.
We are asked throughout high school to choose a career path to prepare us for college, where we then are asked to make a singular choice that will last us the rest of our lives.
But what if you aren’t wired for this one-size-fits-all career?
What if you do have more than one true calling?
The special offer of coaching multi-potential professional
During a coaching program with me, if you happen to be a multipod, you will discover the following:
Why your multi-potentiality is your biggest strength, especially in today’s uncertain job market.
How to make a living and structure your career if you have many skills and interests.
How to handle common insecurities associated to the fact that our society forces us to choose one career to be forever.