So, are you passionate about everything that you do?
You could be a Multipotentialite!
I got hooked up by the question itself. It is quite intriguing for someone like me who gets pulled by diverse interests all the time.
In this interesting TEDx talk, Emilie Wapnick discusses ‘Why Some of us Don’t Have One True Calling’ and how it could actually be a good thing.
I had written a blog post about Career Concepts & Career Paths based on the work of Michael Driver and Ken Brousseau of the University of Southern California. Spiral career concept is an interesting case study and this TEDx talk reminded me of that as I could see quite a few parallels about getting bored and moving on to new learning and new jobs/careers. There have been other terminologies for this, including this one that I love: Renaissance Souls. Anyway!
Usually, specialists (experts) are valued more by most businesses and they tend to get more attention/adulation. But it is crucial for businesses as well as for those Renaissance Souls themselves to realize that they bring unique perspective with their diverse interests and their intersections, which is invaluable. Watch Emilie Wapnick talk about all this in her TEDx talk here –