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Recommended books.

Here are some books for those who want to design a career that honors their multifaceted, multipassionate nature or for those who can’t quite stick to a linear path! I only recommend books I’ve read myself from cover to cover, so hopefully you’ll find them as enriching and powerful as I have.

Barbara Sher – “Refuse to Choose: Use All of Your Interests, Passions and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams (2006)

Barbara Sher is a force to be reckoned with due to her curiosity about the human condition. With Refuse to Choose, Sher explains that there’s nothing wrong with being a multi. Quite the opposite: not only do we have the duty to embrace it, but there are also different subcategories of “multi” and you’re likely to be happier once you realize which one you align with the most. The book includes career path suggestions, tools to track your adventures when you feel all over the place, and hacks for getting more done when you want to do everything.

Emilie Wapnick – “How to Be Everything: a Guide for Those Who Still Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up“ (2017)

Emilie Wapnick has a special place in my heart, because her TED Talk and book have changed my life overnight. I remember sitting at the table after having read a short paragraph from her website and feeling speechless. I finally had a name for what I am: a multipotentialite. I devoured her book in couple of days. It’s an accessible read full of practical tips on how to accept your nature as a multipotentialite, as well as how to explore career models that can fit your eclectic nature and satisfy you. It includes productivity tips and coping strategies for common feelings of guilt, anxiety and fear that come with being a multi.

Marci Alboher – “One Person / Multiple Careers: How the Slash Effect Can Work for You, a New Model for Work/Life Success (2007)

Another fresh, enriching read I devoured in no time! If there was any doubt that multi careers have existed for ages, this book shows us how common it is to have a “slash” career in which multiple sides of us thrive, shine through and bring value. If you focus hard enough, you’ll see “slash” careers everywhere, especially in the world of media and entertainment. For example, you might encounter an entrepreneur/music producer/actor, or a teacher/career coach/professional singer. Alboher dives deep into this model and provides practical tips and examples to inspire you.