Ever asked yourself what you want to do when you grow up?
This is a question I always ask during job interviews — and it amuses me to see candidates so taken aback, trying to work out if I’m being serious.
I often ask myself the same question though. And the answer’s been different every time — I want to be a manager, I want to travel, I want to devote myself to art, I want to be a sportsperson, I want a family, I want to discover new things.
Has this ever happened to you?
Some time ago, I was scrolling through Instagram mindlessly and I came across the concept of “Multipotential”. So, I went looking for information about, and I met Emilie.
Emilie Wapnick is the founder of Puttyteam, a community that brings together Multipod people — i.e. Those who pursue different interests and have many passions, who reject the idea of having a single vocation, and instead believe in building a career that embraces all their passions. This, in turn, gives their life a meaning.
Based on the hunt for wellbeing, and the ambition to disrupt traditional, “one-path”, concepts of work with a multipotential approach, multipotentials are people with a thousand interests. Those who when asked “What do you want to do when you grow up?”, would respond “EVERYTHING”.
A multipotential is a curious and positive person, with a strong get-up-and-go attitude.
I decided to follow my instincts, and no longer be a passive spectator of life.
I don’t want to hold myself back by waiting for the future to happen, or be surprised by things that happen. I, instead, want to choose my future and commit myself fully to its creation.
I’m a marketing and communication expert, a creative, a team builder and passionate data storyteller!
All of these passions, and many others that I’ll discover on my journey, will help make me happy and make the world a slightly better place than I found it.
My journey of exploration includes “creativity”. This has always played a huge enabling role in my work as an executive marketer — allowing me to think outside the box, and work excellently with creatives in my teams. For this reason, I’ve decided to pick back up painting and screen printing (another passion of mine).
This is the making-of of the latest mural I did, taking inspiration from Henri Rousseau’s Art Naif (fans of the genre will notice the references :))