If you’ve been around here much, you know I’m a passion pluralite (aka multipassionate, multipotentialite, Renaissance soul), and I’m always thrilled to talk to other passion pluralites (and there are a lot of us out there). And I’m especially thrilled to talk to other passion pluralite advocates.
So when I met Mia Scharphie (pronounced “Maya Sharfee”) in person at a conference earlier this year (after first meeting her in CoCommercial, the social network for business owners that we both belong to), and she asked to come on the podcast and talk about how to be successful even if you’re a creative with multiple passions, it a no-brainer.
We started off by defining the meaning of “success” first, then Mia shared her story. A classic passion pluralite: the woman had so many things going on she barely had time to breathe, but she figured out how to find her own throughline and bring herself from scattered to focused.
Now she teaches others to do the same. (In fact, she has a course for multipassionate women coming up in January, called Double Vision.)
She also put together a Find Your Throughline Worksheet just for multipassionate Live Creative Now listeners, which you can download at buildyourselfworkshop.com/livecreative, to help you figure out what to take on and what not to take on (thanks, Mia!)
Have a listen to our conversation and let me know which parts resonate.
Mia Scharphie is a trained facilitator and has worked on women’s advocacy for over fifteen years. She’s run a research effort on women in social impact design for the Harvard Business School, is a founding member of the Equity Roundtable at the Boston Society of Architects, and was named as one of Impact Design Hub’s Social Impact Design 40 under 40.
Mia received degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Brown University. Her writings on issues of equity in design have been published in The Christian Science Monitor and GOOD. She grew up in Chicago and takes an annual rust belt road trip.
Where to Find Mia
Build Yourself: buildyourselfworkshop.com
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miascharphie
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