054: How to Be Everything & Never Fit in a Box with EMILIE WAPNICK

Boy are y'all in for a treat today! Emilie Wapnick is here! She's the founder and facilitator of the Puttytribe Community and Puttylike blog! Turns out she and I have a LOT in common, we both live on islands. We both have given TED talks. We are both INFJ's and I'm sure there's a lot more out too.  Please go watch her TED talk which is linked in the show notes for this episode. It's worth it.

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 4.2 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.

But also! She just put out this fantastic book titled, "How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don't Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up" You know how I'm always saying that the world needs your bravery? Well, it's books like this that prove my point. The world is filled with multipotentialites who really need this book. What's a multipotentialite?

That's what Emilie and I discuss today! We also discuss the 4 most common work models of multipotentialites and their contributions to the world! It's really exciting to have a book and a community like this out in the world because we flat-out need it. In today's episode, Emilie and I also talk about some of the imposter syndrome she's encountered during the book publishing process and everything that follows, she's got some really solid advice to offer us today and also in her new book. Get excited! Here's Emilie Wapnick!

Brave Take-Aways

Okay, so beyond the Bare Naked Bravery Adult Coloring Book, your Brave Take-Away from today's show is to look back over your life and career journey... Which of the 4 work models (Group Hug, Slash, Einstein, and Phoenix Approaches) have you adopted? Which were your favorites? What kind of changes would you need to make to your current work model approach to turn it into a support system for your bravery? Of course, any and all answers you'd like to share are welcome in our Facebook Group! We want to hear what you thought!

Even if you're not a member of our Facebook group (which you can join by downloading your free Bravery Bundle from barenakedbravery.com) You can find Emilie Wapnick and myself on facebook, twitter, instagram, and more. Go ahead and tag us so we can cheer you on and see what you're up to.

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Be yourself. Be vulnerable. Be brave. Because the world needs more of your Bare Naked Bravery.