Career Change Multipotentialites Pathfinding

Dream Career or just a Hobby?

Hopefully by now you have an idea of your dream job or business. Now I want to make sure that you indeed love what you want to do. So, the next thing is to test your dream against reality. A lot of people find themselves in their dream career, only to realise that it is not what they thought. I know several people who became yoga teachers and belatedly realised that practising it full-time took all the fun out of it. Opening a scuba-diving school in Thailand might seem like an endless holiday, but it is very hard work and will leave you only little time to enjoy the sun and beach yourself. Beware of escape fantasies you have when you hate your job.

So, how can you test your dream? There are two ways:

Multipotentialites Pathfinding

Are you a Scanner?

There are many words for this phenomenon: scanner, multipotentialite, Renaissance Soul, polymath… Scanner is a term that American Life Coach, author and of course scanner, Barbara Sher came up with decades ago when she noticed a peculiar behaviour in a lot of her clients. They didn’t know what to do because they had too many interests to choose from!

Does that sound familiar? Here are some more common traits that scanners experience:

Career Change Multipotentialites Pathfinding

You are not stupid, lazy or a coward!

Having trouble figuring out what you want to do?


Every time you ask yourself “What do I want to do?” you draw a blank. Or you think of 101 different things you could do and each of them looks equally enticing. The more you think about it or try to choose the more frustrated and stuck you get. And instead of moving forward with your life you are paralysed.


Sound familiar? That’s how I felt for long periods of my life. And here is the good news: There is nothing wrong with you. You are not stupid, lazy or a coward because you haven’t found or pursued the passion(s) of your life. Here are some of the reasons why you can’t figure out what you want to do.



How to figure out what you want to do with your life – the multipotentialite solution

Welcome to If one of your goals is to finally figure out what you want to do with your life, read on. This is for those of you pathseekers who have too many ideas and interests, feel overwhelmed and think they have to choose one all-consuming purpose. But what if you don’t have to choose? Listen to the amazing Emilie Wapnick talk about life as a multipotentialite.