Matters2 Managing Partner
WHAT IS A MULTIPOTENTIALITE?
Do you have multiple interests, passions and wide-ranging abilities? If so, you could be a multipotentialite. Emilie Wapnick first coined the term ‘multipotentialite’ in 2010, which she used to describe those who have many different interests and creative pursuits. If you are wondering if you could be a multipotentialite and how this could be a benefit to your start-up, this article will provide the details you need.
WHO ARE YOU?
If you are a multipotentialite you will thrive on exploring, learning and understanding new skills. Multipotentialites are brilliant at multi-tasking, thanks to their ability to bring ideas together in new and unexpected ways, which is very useful in the business world.
As a multipotentialite it may be difficult to commit to a single career path, however this doesn’t mean that your working life should not be filled with amazing opportunities. Multipotentiality is unusual, however if you possess these abilities you have the opportunity to explore your interests and talents through starting new businesses.
MULTIPOTENTIALITES IN BUSINESS
Those who are multipotentialites are incredible problem solvers and innovators, with an exceptional ability to master new skills. In business, these skills are invaluable, especially when it comes to start-ups.
As a startup, it is likely that you will be the sole employee or part of a very small team. This means you need to be able to adapt to multiple roles to meet the growing needs of the business. If you want to be a successful startupper in the business world, you need to be a multipotentialite. By fostering the mindset of a multipotentialite you will be an ideas machine, capable of spotting and harnessing new business opportunities.
TRINITY OF MANAGEMENT
We believe that to be successful businesses to need to successfully create incredible products and engage the public in the company’s vision, all whilst managing the daily activities of the business. If you are a multipotentialite being a marketer, manager and maker will excite you. But you still will never excel in all three areas at once. That’s why it is always possible to seek co-founders with brilliant capabilities that complement yours.
To find out more about how your psychological profile pushes towards one set of skills or another, check our article on The Trinity Of Management.