Posts by Michael:
Got to chatting with some Multipassionate friends, and I think I’m figuring something out. Emilie Wapnick, in Renaissance Business, talks about finding your “overarching theme,” or the commonality in your disparate interests. I listed my interests (kept adding more as I thought of them) and I became somewhat desperate to find the common thread. Then I realized that Multipassionate is actually my common thread.
I love and enjoy so many things, from music, to motorcycles, to fishing, that I despaired of finding some way to connect them. But the more I read Emilie’s writings, the more I realized that my mission in life is far more about BEING Multipassionate than about my various passions.
I’ve learned that what I really want to do is help you explore YOUR passions, not just talk about mine. I want to build a community of fellow Multipassionates, who help each other explore their own interests, whatever they may be, and however disconnected they may seem. Emilie has a TRIBE of multipotentialites; now I want a tribe of Multipassionates.
There really is a difference. Emilie’s tribe is about exploring and exploiting the potential that is in each of us. Multipassionate is more about pushing the limits of what excites us, what turns us on, what makes our lives fulfilling and challenging.
What challenges you? What inspires you to PASSION? What gives your life meaning? That’s what I want to hear about. Comment below, and let’s explore that Rainbow Life together!
Have you ever had this experience? You get up in the morning to go to work, and you just find yourself feeling like you don’t want to go? Then you feel guilty for not wanting to go. It’s a great job, or at least tolerable, and you were very enthusiastic when you started. You are […]
Just watched a fascinating video by Scott Dinsmore, creator of Live Your Legend. Scott is one of my favorite transformational gurus (If that’s a valid term) and I’ve really learned a lot from him. As a Multipassionate, I am rarely satisfied with life as it is, at least not for long. I was speaking with […]
I’m rewatching a video by Scott Dinsmore, called How to Find and Do Work You Love. This man is totally one of my heroes. He’s gone now, but died following his passions. His web site, Live Your Legend, always gives me inspiration and motivation. His e-mails totally motivated me to do my best, as do […]
Strange question. Stick with me and I’ll explain. Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate. Self-emancipation even in the West Indian provinces of the fancy and imagination—what Wilberforce is there to bring that about? […]
I have observed that there seem to be three basic types of Multipassionate personalities. Consecutive Concurrent Cyclical Let’s talk about those. Knowing which category describes you will help you live your Rainbow Life more successfully. Consecutive The Consecutive Multipassionate lives life in a series of passionate ways, moving from one to another in sequence, and […]
I’ve often said that I find it nearly impossible to be bored. I don’t even understand how people can find themselves in a state of boredom. This seems particularly common among the young people I work with in a school setting. They have so many more options than we ever did when I was their […]
OK, so I can just hear you now. “What is this Rainbow Life”? Is that some kind of saying leftover from the sixties? Well, the answer is “Sort of yes, and sort of No.” “Rainbow Life” is a descriptor I invented to say something about our lives as Multipassionate. Most people choose a favorite color […]
Break it down. Multiple passions. Multiple: More than one. Several. Lots. Passion: Strong and barely controllable emotion. Desire. More than just enthusiasm or excitement. We are VERY enthusiastic about many things. Emilie Wapnick has a list of terms for us: Polymath Renaissance Person Scanner Generalist Slash Masher Jack-of-all-trades Multi-Passionate I prefer Multipassionate. Pursuing many passions, […]
In the Chinese Zodiac, this is the Year of the Rooster. Al Stewart sang about the Year of the Cat. I am declaring this the Year of the Multipassionate. I hope you will join me in exploring what it means to be Multipassionate, and what it looks like to live the Rainbow Life. I’ve been […]