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Polymathy forum > lifeshifting experience

I think of lifeshifting as a real world demonstration of practical polymathy. Has anyone out there experienced any dramatic lifeshifts in terms of changing the whole basis of their career/occupation?

March 29, 2011 | Registered CommenterRobert Twigger

Hi, Robert
Well, in my case circumstances forced me to go from being a correspondent for a foreign radio-news network in Caracas to becoming a watercolor painter and seller of used books online... Very much struggling to keep my nose above the water :S

March 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulio coach manger agent....( low level ) stone importer from italy...water feature builder....geothermal heating and cooling ( tried to make it community wide ) roofer.....

April 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjohn

Made a decision in my teens to either pursue pro chess player, martial artist/cagefighter or rapper...thought it was either or at the I went with rapper and landed recording contract, tours and some recognition in a niche arena but...the actual attainment of that goal left me cold. I didn't like where I was and it made living up to that industry's expectations difficult...a phone call out of the blue led to work teaching lyric writing and music tech in prisons and community centres and all of a sudden I was enjoying it again! Then I became interested in the Human Givens school of psychology and before was long was teaching/counselling young offenders and adult prisoners. Did a short spell as a substance misuse worker and now I manage a community mental health service. I've become very interested in neuroscience and am about to publish the first model which explains the link between cannabis and mental health dream is to build self sustaining riads from rubbish and help slum dwellers build palaces...after I master arabic and classical guitar.

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Editor in an educational publishing house, new career as an ecologist and now also a yoga instructor and thai yoga masseuse, blogger and wannabe writer. Hmmmm, me, flighty? I am happy to have happened upon your polymath musings, Rob. It is something that has occupied my thoughts for some time - I have been working on an article entitled 'The Curse of the Polymath' but one of my central issues is the taboo nature of this topic, shrouded as it is in perceived arrogance, that most detested British quality. I came to see you talk at the Stratford literary festival, which was great, and I'm now wondering whether I can add some kind of bonkers travel expedition into the mix - perhaps that kind of 'ultimate challenge' is a natural lure for the frustrated polymath, who doesn't know how to channel their broad range of skills and find a balm for the itch to achieve their potential. Also, I would add as an aside that I think emotional intelligence is a key part of the polymath's kitbag.
May 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeckymayhem