Emilie Wapnick has just launched her first guide called Renaissance Business.
I’ve become really intrigued by her work at Puttylike over the past few months. She coined the term ‘multipotentialite,’ and has written extensively about how to create a career based around all her passions. Her audience loved it, which led to the creation of this book.
Renaissance Business is a handbook (the handbook) for anyone looking to turn ALL of their interests into one business. It takes you step-by-step, through the entire process; from figuring out your passions and crafting an overarching theme that brings them together, to thinking up a title, tagline and design, to growing and selling through your community.
The first three chapters are about figuring out how to base your book around being a multipotentialite. The rest focuses on turning those specific interests, and your chosen theme, into a business.
As someone with diverse career interests, I really enjoyed the start of the book. It helped me figure out a lot of stuff that was still confusing me after three years in this industry.
The rest of it was targeted at beginners and I skimmed, rather then reading. I think people like me probably wont get as much out of it compared to people at the start of their career.
I also felt that there should have been more emphasis on the hard work it takes to create an online career, and that it’s something that very few people successfully acheive. She did put several warnings on the sales page though – something that most people wouldn’t do.
I’m proud of Emilie. I hope she continues writing about multipotentiality and exploring what the concept means for creative entreprenuers.