Creative In Many Ways

David Lynch has commented about being a creative polymath:

“I started out as a painter, and then painting led to cinema…Then cinema led to so many different areas…photography, music . . . Furniture is also a big love of mine…Then I got into lithography…And I’ve always been painting along the way, as well as doing drawings and watercolors…There are just so many things out there for us to do.”

Emilie Wapnick “helps multipotentialites integrate ALL of their interests into their lives. Unable to settle on one path herself, Emilie studied music, art, film production and law…”

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Emilie Wapnick writes: “Branding is a HUGE topic, and one that is especially challenging for multipotentialites who want to convey, rather than limit, the breadth of who they are and what they do.

“Branding doesn’t have to be icky. It doesn’t have to be limiting or obnoxious. At its core, branding is about communication.”


Valerie Young on turning your interests into income

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go and do that because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman

Career change coach Dr. Valerie Young leads her company Changing Course, providing resources to help people “discover their life mission and live it.”

She writes about examples of entrepreneurs “tapping into the best capital there is – their own intellectual capital.”

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