By Emilie Wapnick
Today’s post is a personal one. It’s something I’ve wanted to talk about for a long time.
I’ve written before about my experiences with childhood bullying.
It’s something that a lot of multipotentialites seem to have experienced (apparently when you do origami at recess and play violin in an orchestra, other kids think you’re weird…)
And yet the truth is that the worst, most enduring bullying I ever experienced was not inflicted by my classmates at all, but by myself.
Sure, the bullies may have started it, but their words lingered, echoed and expanded for over ten years after they were gone from my life. That was due to nobody’s fault but my own.
Emilie Wapnick says: “I don’t like labels, but if I had to describe myself, I’d probably use some combination of entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and coach. I also play the violin, I’m developing a television pilot, and I occasionally design a website or two. But all of this could change tomorrow…” (From her site.)
Emilie is author of programs including: Renaissance Business – “Designed Specifically for the Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur” – see the page Resources For Multi-Passionate Entrepreneurs.
Related article: Traumatic Childhood, Creative Adult – includes quotes about being bullied by Lily Cole, Viola Davis, Lady Gaga and others.