How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don't Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up

How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don't Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up

by Emilie Wapnick


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062566652
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 408,493
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Emilie Wapnick is a speaker, career coach, blogger, and community leader. She is the founder and creative director at, where she helps multipotentialites integrate all of their interests to create dynamic, fulfilling, and fruitful careers and lives. Unable to settle on a single path, Emilie studied music, art, film production, and law, graduating from the Law Faculty at McGill University in 2011. Emilie is a TED speaker and has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, The Financial Times, The Huffington Post, and Lifehacker. Her TED talk, “Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling,” has been viewed over 3.5 million times, and has been translated into 36 languages. She has been hired as a guest speaker and workshop facilitator at universities, high schools, and organizations across the United States and internationally.

Table of Contents

Preface: A Letter to the Reader ix

Part I Everything?: Welcome to the Tribe

1 There Is Nothing Wrong with You 3

2 Multipotentialites: Slackers or Innovators? 17

3 The Components of a Happy Multipotentialite Life 33

Part II The Four Multlpotentialite Work Models: Different Strokes for Different Folks

4 The Group Hug Approach 63

5 The Slash Approach 87

6 The Einstein Approach 105

7 The Phoenix Approach 121

Part III Common Multipotentialite Stumbling Blocks: Slaying Your Dragons

8 Your Personal Productivity System 145

9 Fear, Confidence, and Dealing with People Who Don't Understand 179

10 Conclusion 199

Appendix A Famous Muitipotentialites 205

Appendix B Examples of Interdisciplinary Fields 209

Acknowledgments 213

Notes and Selected Further Reading 215

Index 217

About the Author 229

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