What is your dream? Is it your passion? Do you even know what you are passionate about so that you can build your dream?
Tony Gaskins once said:
“If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs.”
Well, there’s two sides to this.
I am what is considered a Multipotentialite. I have many passions, interests, creative pursuits, and skills. The term comes from multipotentiality, a psychological and educational term to describe individuals who displayed aptitudes across multiple disciplines.
People in this class can generate many amazing ideas, can learn rather quickly, and are very adaptable. Multipotentialites have a low tolerance for boredom (which would explain many career changes in their history) and can usually easily entertain themselves, which explains the variety of interests and skills.
And yes, I have a busy resume in and out of the military, even after taking the entrepreneur leap over 10 years ago. Of course, my business has naturally evolved over time as my skills developed and my passions merged with my business.
For a long time, I was a jack of many, many trades, master of none. Now, I am a master of a few trades and still a jack of many more. I am a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, I have Leadership Certifications, and I am a Certified NLP (Neuro Linguistics Programing) Trainer and Master Coach. I have creative talents (singing, photography, writing), I get a kick out of researching just about anything, and I love helping other people.
While I have many pursuits, I do have a primary passion. My primary passion is empowering effective leadership and communication, which in turn helps create greater effectiveness for people to build their dreams. Together, we all transform leadership and communication throughout the world.
The flip side to the Tony Gaskins quote is that while I am helping others build their dreams, I am also building my own. I get to create an impact in effective leadership and communication for executives and elected officials. I get to help organizations become a place that employees love to be with, and that customers see the value of.
So how did I get here? It all started by obtaining a membership that helped me to build a business focused on content writing (which I still do). Through that membership, I was provided a coach, who directed me to NLP. I spent a lot of time working through different levels of NLP in 2020, which helped to pull me out of my self-made muck pit. It helped me to rediscover the primary passion that led to me completing my Doctorate in the first place. I met amazing people along my journey, and we all supported each other during our learnings.
I am also very congruent with dividing my time among my different passions. There is nothing that says you can only have one passion, which is what multipotentialites are all about. I highly doubt there is one multipotentialite that will tell you they are content with the pursuit of just one passion.
Yes, multipotentialites do tend to be flighty at times, which is why calendars are uber important. Time blocking has taken on a whole new concept to me. And even then, I leave gaps to allow other interests to flow throughout the day (or maybe the dogs don’t want to come back in). When I do research, I can easily get lost in the rabbit holes where everything’s interesting.
Ask yourself; Are you struggling with finding a passion and building a dream, or do you have so many passions that you don’t even know where to start? Your passions can generate income, as long as you are willing to pursue those passions and build that dream. When you are passionate, you will discover that you have the ability and the time.
Either way, reach out to me and let’s talk about how I can help you. This is one of my jobs and I love everything that I do.