You're not flaky, you're not wish-washy, and you're not all over the place. You have gifts to share and passions that represent the deeper values that you hold.
You don't have to "choose one thing" in order to be successful. You can embody the fullness of who you are while embracing seasons of focus. You can own your creativity, confidently, as a multi-passionate.
Here's the thing. Figuring out the multi-passionate path alone is hard AF.
Whether you're an entrepreneur or in the side-hustle phase, the highs and lows can be a heavy load to bear.
Add to that having more ideas than you know what to do with (and raw talent to match) and you can start to feel like nobody gets you, and traditional biz advice doesn't apply to you.
I know what it feels like to be misunderstood and left out of the conversation as a multi-passionate creative.
I know what it's like to read article after article about niching down as far as humanly possible and feeling like success is not available for ultra-creative people like us.
I've struggled with staying focused, completing projects, and knowing where to put my attention.
I hired coaches, took courses, and all of them sang the same song:
"You have to choose one thing to be successful."
*Insert world's biggest eye roll*
Over the years I've shifted my thinking and developed practices that have helped hundreds of multi-passionates learn to embrace their talents as a gift, not a burden.
It turns out we can follow through and finish what we start. We can learn to focus in a way that feels empowering. And success is absolutely available to us.
But we've got to do this the multi-passionate way.
We don't follow blueprints, we create them.
What about the feeling lonely part, Joi?
Yeah, so about that.
For over two years I grew a thriving community of multi-passionate creatives on Facebook. 2020 was the year that I decided enough was enough and made the transition to a distraction-free platform away from the noise of social media where we can connect more authentically, and I can serve you more deeply.
No ads, no algorithms, just you, me, and a community of multi-passionates waiting to connect.
You know that feeling when you scroll on Instagram and come across someone's content that you genuinely enjoy? You see their content and your heart warms as you feel the satisfying sensation of connection.
Imagine feeling like that all the time. Imagine scrolling through a feed that isn't interrupted by ads.
Imagine seeing engaging content you can learn and apply, and updates from people you're actually interested in.
Imagine sharing your work and promoting your offerings in a supportive space.
That's what the Joi Knows How Collective is like. "Community" isn't a buzz word for us, it's an environment that we're cultivating together.
I'd like to keep this less about me and more about you but in case this is the first time we're meeting, here's the quick and dirty.
I'm D'Ana (dee-on-uh) Joi. I go by my middle name because the internet can't handle apostrophes (I know, so silly) and Joi is a great way to describe my overall energy anyway.
I'm a multi-passionate creative educator, speaker, blogger, content creator, and musician. (Also an avid lover of crystals, plants, and hula hooping.)
My mission is to rewrite the narrative that "choosing one thing" is the only path to success, and inspire fellow multi-passionates to embrace their talents as a gift, not a burden.
My articles have been nationally published in Mantra Wellness Magazine. I've spoken on dozens of podcasts and gave a keynote speech from the stage at the Pretty Thing LA 2019 creative conference, Tour. Most importantly I have an adorable rescue pup from Thailand named Chai who is very proud of me.
My teaching style is one-part warm hug and two parts tough love.
And my superpower is community building.