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Being a multi-passionate entrepreneur can be hard to describe. It’s so much more than being into “all the things.” Luckily when we have trouble describing experiences, analogies come to the rescue.
Let’s explore 3 ways to describe what it’s like to be a multi-passionate creative entrepreneur.
1.Your passions are all actors in a play and you’re the director of the production.
Think of it like this: In every play, there’s the starring actor, supporting cast, understudies, set designers, make-up artists, and so on. Then, there’s the director who tells everyone where to be, and when.
You get to decide at any given point which of your passions will be the star, and which you will place in a supporting role, yet they all contribute to the grand production that is your creative life.
Another way to describe what it’s like to be a multi-passionate entrepreneur is to glance over at your dining room.
Your passions all have a seat at the table, but they don’t all speak at once.
I love this analogy because it’s easy to visualize. As multi-passionates we often feel overwhelmed because it seems like all of our passions are speaking at once, trying to get our attention. Picture all of your passions pulling up a chair and being welcomed to the table (which you built yourself, btw).
Here’s the thing. We get to decide who will speak, and they don’t have to talk at once.
We also get to decide which of our passions will be in conversation together (aka passion blending).
You are like a beautiful house, and your passions are like the rooms.
The third way to describe the multi-passionate came from a day spent in East Los Angeles with my trading photographer.
One day as Morgan, and I were driving to the location of our shoot, she asked me to turn down a street and drive slowly. “There’s a house I want you to see,” she said. As we pulled up to the home, she shared that when she saw this house for the first time, with its eclectic garden and many rooms with large windows, it made her think of me.
“Your passions are like rooms in a house that you go in and out of.”
Is she not a total genius?!
This is a wonderful analogy for what it’s like to be multi-passionate.
I took it a step further by adding that we can leave the doors to each room open when we want to, or close the doors if we need to focus on only being in one room at a time and you can go in and out of each room, without feeling like you’re leaving the entire house behind.
So there you have it 3 creative ways to describe the multi-passionate experience!
Which analogy landed with you the most? Leave a comment and let me know!
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