Welcome to my world – the world of “Multipotentiality” Multipotentiality is an educational and psychological term referring to the ability and preference of a person, particularly one of strong intellectual or artistic curiosity, to excel in two or more different fields. It can also refer to an individual whose interests span multiple fields or areas, rather than being strong in just one. Such traits are called multipotentialities, while “multipotentialites” has been suggested as a name for those with this trait.
Multipotentialites have no “one true calling” the way specialists do. Being a multipotentialite is our destiny. We have many paths and we pursue all of them, either sequentially or simultaneously (or both). Multipotentialites thrive on learning, exploring, and mastering new skills. We are excellent at bringing disparate ideas together in creative ways. This makes us incredible innovators and problem solvers.When it comes to new interests that emerge, our insatiable curiosity leads us to absorb everything we can get our hands on.
Emilie Wapnick refers to people with many interests as “Multipotentialites.” “The notion of the narrowly focused life is highly romanticized in our culture. It’s this idea of destiny or the one true calling, the idea that we each have one great thing we are meant to do during our time on this earth, and you need to figure out what that thing is and devote your life to it.
But what if you’re someone who isn’t wired this way? What if there are a lot of different subjects that you’re curious about, and many different things you want to do?” She then defines a multipotentialite as: “someone with many interests and creative pursuits. You can also use one of the other terms that connote the same idea, such as polymath, the Renaissance person.”Specialists do certain things well. They are excellent craftsmen, they have a deep knowledge of their chosen profession, they’re focused and detail oriented. Multipotentialites are skilled in varying degrees depending on the passion.
The Value of Skill – dominant story around career and calling tells us that skill is what’s valuable in the marketplace, and that we should therefore hone a skill (specialize), and then perform this skill over and over again in exchange for a paycheck. Sure, this is an over-simplistic way of looking at employment, but there’s truth to it. It’s the model that came out of the industrial revolution, back when it made sense for each person to be a cog in the system and do one thing well because that’s how our industry flourished. There are many more qualities that are more important than skill. there are certain qualities more valuable than being “really good” at something. Multipotentialites have a number of often underestimated superpowers that go beyond skill. These qualities are the reason that so many innovators throughout history happen to have been oriented toward multiple disciplines. They predispose us to innovation.
Take for example Contextual Thinking – Multipotentialites are able to see the broader implications of a problem, and can therefore make smarter, more informed decisions. Being able to understand issues from many perspectives enhances empathy and understanding, and leads to more well thought out decisions. Inclusive in this is an ability in translating between Modes of Thought – A background of multidisciplinary exploration means that multipotentialites are able to “speak the language” of people in different fields. The ability to shift between modes of thought allows us to translate between groups, help them understand each other, and work with big teams.
Add to these qualities like wearing Many Hats – Multipotentialites know how to do many things well, which means that we rarely have to seek outside help (we may want to, but rarely do we have to). So while I may not have enough legal knowledge to be a lawyer, I do have enough skill for it to be a real asset in my business. As Multipotentialites, our unique and varied skill-set can also make us indispensable to an organization..
We have superpower abilities such as fast Skill Acquisition – Multipotentialites are so accustomed to diving into new disciplines and acquiring knowledge, that we become skilled at the process of learning. The more experience you have being a beginner, the faster “getting good” becomes. The experience of tackling many subjects also means that we are less intimidated when facing new problems. We’ve got the confidence from years of picking things up to know that we can figure it out. Also, the truth is that multipotentialites rarely start from scratch. Most skills are transferable, and we often build off of past knowledge. Multipotentialites are also fiercely passionate about their pursuits, almost to the point of obsession. This kind of passion fuels self-learning. It means that we devour information and can reach a high level of proficiency fast.
Being passionate doesn’t just lead to fast skill acquisition. It also leas to the ability to make an impact and find inspiration. The enthusiasm that multipotentialites have for their interests makes them excellent leaders that other people want to band around. Knowledge is important, but I would argue that enthusiasm is more valuable since it reaches people on an emotional level. Arguably, two of the most incredible superpower abilities more important the skill are Cognition and Idea synthesis. – Multipotentialites are schemers. We love coming up with new ideas and bringing projects to life. When I was a kid, I was constantly inventing awesome projects. Multipotentialites are constantly looking to invent better, more fun ways of doing things. Idea Synthesis- Probably the coolest multipotentialite super power is the ability to combine disparate fields and create something entirely new at the intersection.
I would define innovation as: taking knowledge in one area and applying it to solve a problem in an entirely unrelated field. The intersections are where new ideas are born. New ideas don’t come from text books. With so many fields to draw from, multipotentialites have a lot of potential intersections to explore. Our world, our home, our species are arguably in the process and undergoing one of the largest global transformations and shifts and growth in the biggest revolution and evolution of all. An awareness elevation and of our collective consciousness. We are are being lifted and ushered into more conscious existence, a higher conscious existence, from the limitations of flat-worlders and 3D existence to a higher evolved state of 4D and 5D awareness. A new global tribe is forming and gathering, a tribe that is more conscious about consciousness, a tribe where the upheld beliefs of “separateness” has and is dissolving and where the realization of oneness and inter-connectivity of all is becoming our greatest strength.
Prosperity ElevN was formed not from a basis of “How can we make money” or “What opportunities exist and how can we extract value, profit and growth”. Prosperity ElevN was born from a single simple question: How can I be of service to my fellow man, what can I do, offer, help and give that would ensure a better future, a future with hope, belief and knowledge that “you” matter, “you” are a gift and have purpose and value in this world. How, by being of service, can I inspire, enable, assist every individual, regardless of the circumstance, regardless of the seemingly insurmountable challenges they face and help them find and understand their purpose and reason in this word, inspire them to define and know their values and what is “Off Value” and define their own personal meaning of “Success’, how to measure it, but also knowing and understanding the “Why” it mattes to each and every single individual, group, personally and/or professionally.
And in so doing, uplift humanity, so that each one of us discovers, experiences and attains Prosperity. To create a cohesive quantum prosperous future for all.