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Reflections on Milestones with Emilie Wapnick – TMP 069

The past few months have seen a flurry of changes in Puttyland, as the community has taken on a new name and identity. This has also coincided with the recent ten year anniversary of the launch of Puttylike.

Meanwhile, our little community podcast is coming up on its 3rd anniversary in January 2021. Time flies indeed! It all makes for some momentous milestones: benchmarks worth celebrating as we come to the end of this tumultuous and unexpected year.

So who better to chat with than the founder of our great Putty universe, Emilie Wapnick herself!

When we first started The MultiPod, we wanted to get our feet wet and not invite Emilie on prematurely.

We could have been a little more assertive and already talked to her by now and, as it turns out, all we had to do was ask!

But, it could also simply be a case of, “Everything in its time, the right moment will find itself, and what is meant to be will be.”

And thus, we bring you our first conversation with Emilie Wapnick: a bright ray of sunshine, inspiration, and positivity for your holiday season. Emilie sits down with Vanessa and Ted to chat about the changes and growth of the Putty universe over the past decade, how her perspectives have evolved, what it feels like having influenced millions of people, what led to the recent name change, and lots of useful advice and ideas for all of us.

Ted even shares a secret connection with Emilie that he’s been hiding all this time!

All of our episodes can be streamed here. Or you can find and subscribe to the show on your favourite podcast app.

You’re about to Learn…

  • Why the putty name change didn’t go further to a full redesign.
  • Were there other “suffixes” considered instead of “-verse”?!
  • What Emilie’s vision was in starting the community.
  • What it was like to be part of that early wave of bloggers/lifestyle entrepreneurs around the year 2010.
  • How Emilie has been able to slow down and simplify, and does she still get pressured to speak?
  • A secret to keeping commitments!
  • Some important advice: Do what works and makes sense for you, who cares what’s making money and what isn’t!
  • The importance of recognizing the difference between reaching your personal end point on a project and it being time to move on, vs. the resistance and struggle of a difficult project, but one that you still want to pursue.
  • Techniques for helping you get started on that big, important project you’ve been really wanting to accomplish, but are having trouble finding the confidence and focus to do so.
  • What it’s been like for Emilie to experience becoming a public figure of sorts, reaching millions of people through her TED talk, and the comfort factor of having her name and face out there.
  • How Emilie sees the future for Puttylike and the Puttyverse.