Are you a midlife woman who hasn’t figured out who she wants to be when she grows up? Sure, you fit well into a mold for most of your adult life, but now your set free from traditional responsibilities and your creativity is going in a million directions. If you resonate with this, you might be a midlife multipotentialite.
You’re a woman with multiple passions to pursue. This is not a problem. What if your curiosity and creative genius is exactly what the world needs today?
Opening our guest house, The Roost At Flown The Coop, was a dream come true. I employ my passion for creating unique spaces, gardening and my gift of hospitality to encourage guests to slow down and relax for a well needed retreat from life. I developed these multifaceted talents over the course of my lifetime.
Our very first guest was an interesting gentleman who was curios about our story. As I shared our vision with him, he offered that I might be a multipotentialite. I had never heard the term before, but it peaked my interest.
So what is a mulitpotentialite?
Our guest recommended watching Emilie Wapnick’s TEDx to get a better understanding of the term she coined. After the twelve minute clip, I knew that my guest’s assessment was right on the money.
According to Wapnick, a multipotenialite is someone with many interests and creative pursuits. Check out her TEDX!
Does this concept explain your inner wiring?
“It’s rarely a waist of time to pursue something you are drawn to, even if you end up quitting. You might apply that knowledge to a different field entirely in a way you couldn’t have anticipated,” Emilie Wapnick.
I get the mulitpotentialite gene honestly.
It was fun to text my Dad the TEDx talk and thank him for the MP gene. He texted me after watching the talk that he couldn’t deny it. Here are some of his life pursuits: athlete, musician, husband, father, chef, hearing aid salesman (didn’t know this one), business owner, firefighter, woodworker, emergency room paramedic and suture tech, radio operator, gardener, etc. He continues to work on multiple pursuits, it’s the way he’s wired.
Some tips for the mulitpotentialite
1. There is no rush
We spend most of our lives hustling. The midlife season is a chance to slow down and give your ideas a chance to blossom without the hustle.
2. Embrace your many passions.
There isn’t something wrong with multiple passions. This is the perfect time in life to explore things you never had time for!
3. Look for interesting intersections
Some of your passions could intertwine. Lessons learned from one pursuit could be helpful in another. The intersection of passions can create powerful innovations.
The Midlife Mulitpotentialite
If you are learning of this concept for the first time, like I did, you might feel relieved that you are not alone in the world. There is nothing wrong with you, you just have multiple capacities. Join the club!
It is my mission to help midlife women to believe their best years are ahead. I can help you navigating through your multifaceted talents, gifts, ideas and curiosities.
Schedule a FREE mini session if this resonates with you. It is a 45 minute zoom call. I can help you work through one idea or develop a plan to work through multiple ideas. Simply click the link below and pick a date on my calendar. It really is that simple.
And the birds fluttered around her writing “YES” in the sky.