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How to be everything : a guide for those who (still) don't know what they want to be when they grow up

Author: Emilie Wapnick
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a familiar question we're all asked as kids. While seemingly harmless, the question has unintended consequences. It can make you feel like you need to choose one job, one passion, one thing to be about. Guess what? You don't. Having a lot of different interests, projects and curiosities doesn't make you a 'jack-of-all-trades, master of none.' Your endless curiosity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wapnick, Emilie.
How to be everything.
New York, NY : HarperOne, [2017]
(DLC) 2017021277
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emilie Wapnick
ISBN: 9780062566652 0062566652 9780062566669 0062566660 9780062697974 0062697978 9781538417621 1538417626
OCLC Number: 956339349
Description: x, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: There is nothing wrong with you --
Multipotentialites: slackers or innovators? --
The components of a happy multipotentialite life --
The group hug approach --
The Slash approach --
The Einstein approach --
The Phoenix approach --
Your personal productivity system --
Fear, confidence and dealing with people who don't understand --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Emilie Wapnick.

Abstract:

"What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a familiar question we're all asked as kids. While seemingly harmless, the question has unintended consequences. It can make you feel like you need to choose one job, one passion, one thing to be about. Guess what? You don't. Having a lot of different interests, projects and curiosities doesn't make you a 'jack-of-all-trades, master of none.' Your endless curiosity doesn't mean you are broken or flaky. What you are is a multipotentialite: someone with many interests and creative pursuits. And that is actually your biggest strength. How to Be Everything helps you channel your diverse passions and skills to work for you. Based on her popular TED talk, 'Why some of us don't have one true calling', Emilie Wapnick flips the script on conventional career advice. Instead of suggesting that you specialize, choose a niche or accumulate 10,000 hours of practice in a single area, Wapnick provides a practical framework for building a sustainable life around ALL of your passions. You'll discover: Why your multipotentiality is your biggest strength, especially in today's uncertain job market. How to make a living and structure your work if you have many skills and interests. How to focus on multiple projects and make progress on all of them. How to handle common insecurities such as the fear of not being the best, the guilt associated with losing interest in something you used to love and the challenge of explaining 'what you do' to others. Not fitting neatly into a box can be a beautiful thing. How to Be Everything teaches you how to design a life, at any age and stage of your career, that allows you to be fully you, and find the kind of work you'll love"--Inside jacket.
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"We are all unique, so why does there only seem to be one path towards success? How to Be Everything throws out this one-size-fits-all approach and explains how to make our diverse skills sets work Read more...

 
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