Video: “What stops you from doing what you love? It’s a survival mechanism called Resistance, and it goes into alert mode any time you do something that raises anxiety.”
Barbara Sher points out, “Everyone has unique gifts and talents. What you love is what you’re gifted at. To be completely happy, to live a completely fulfilled life, you have to do what you love.”
But one of the inner obstacles to a fulfilled life we may face is anxiety, which can show up when we are growing, creating, moving out of our comfort zone.
Or if we are what Sher calls a ‘scanner’ with multiple talents and interests, we can be the target of social criticism for not choosing a well-defined career path, or feel very anxious trying to fit in with most conventional jobs.
Video: Introduction To Scanners
[Published on Sep 2, 2015.] Part of the description:
“This is the first episode of my YouTube series for the people I described in my book, Refuse to Choose (also published under the title “What Do I Do When I Want To Do Everything?”) They are also known as “Polymaths,” “Renaissance Souls,” or (unjustly) “Dilettantes”. If you–or someone you know–think you have “too many” interests and must choose only one, you have been misdiagnosed: You’re a Scanner, and I created this show for you!
“Come to barbarasclub.com to sign up for my announcements.”
Article: Multitalented Creative People
My Talent Development Resources series of sites, and main book featured on this site (“Developing Multiple Talents”), include many examples of multitalented actors, musicians, painters and other creative people. Below are a few examples of these multitalented creators, in addition to those in the book.
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Barbara Sher is author of Refuse to Choose! A Revolutionary Program for Doing Everything That You Love.