What are the best resources for becoming a polymath?

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    #1The Renaissance Soul: How to Make Your Passions Your Life

    The Renaissance Soul: How to Make Your Passions Your Life
    The Renaissance Soul is a guide for those who want to live a more creative, passionate and multifaceted life. This book helps you design a life-planning strategy and manage your time the Renaissance Soul way.
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    Nathan Griffin
    Written on May 25, 2017
    "So I had been working at the same factory for 10 years and I hated my life, I was working just to make somebody else rich and was slowly destroying my dreams. With this book I was able to become a professional League of Legends player. I turned my passion into my life and was able to make a living out of it."
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    #2[TUTORIAL] How to do so many diverse and awesome things that people will want to punch you in the face

    [TUTORIAL] How to do so many diverse and awesome things that people will want to punch you in the face
    This is an article that focused on a certain kind of people: those who have always had the necessity of learning different things, work in different places and start different projects. This post shows you how to accomplish all your goals.
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    Juan Santos
    Written on March 15, 2017
    "Well after learning how to do calculus from Puttylike I wanted to go out and do exciting things, I wanted to go out and be so amazing that people would want to assault me. So I went to Impossiblehq.com and ever since then I've been sky diving, swimming with dolphins and even learned how to ride a motorcycle. My life is amazing and I get punched in the face daily now."
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    #3Creativesomething

    Creativesomething
    This site is for people who want to boost their creativity and come up with different ideas, from the neuroscience and psychology of creative thinking, to creative myths and strategies.
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    Brandon Garcia
    Written on January 16, 2017
    "If you want to become a polymath, you're gonna want to find serious resources. If you want some inspiration along the way, then Creativesomething is right up your alley. I have no problem finding subjects to study and ways to study them. But I use Creativesomething to refine that process and stay motivated."
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    #4750words

    750words
    This site helps you learn and achieve a new habit: writing every day. Once you start, you're encouraged to write 3 pages each day. Every month you will get a certain amount of points depending on how many pages you've written.
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    Gilberto Alvarado
    Written on March 16, 2017
    "750words is a tool that will help you to become more proficient with writing by guiding you in writing your 750 words, equaling 3 pages, enjoying the process and creating stats. Free-writing, in the software creator's opinion, is like a cheap, easy form of therapy that can improve the quality of our life in many ways. Then why don't do it daily?! :)"
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    #5[TUTORIAL] How to Be Everything

    [TUTORIAL] How to Be Everything
    How to Be Everything is a book for those who have a lot of different interests and projects and are always eager to explore new things. This book will help you address your passions, because your multipotentiality is actually your biggest strength.
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    Jeffrey Wells
    Written on February 23, 2017
    "I am an adult who really never had a life path. I went to school, went to college and just kind of quit because it didn't suit me, at 30 years old I still had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Someone suggested I read How to Be Everything and that book changed my life! I read it cover to cover and it helped put some perspective on things and now I am happy and with a job that I love."
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    #6Refuse to choose!

    Refuse to choose!
    In 'Refuse to Choose' Barbara Sher presents a group of individuals called 'Scanners'. These are people known to be curious and always willing to learn something new. Scanners are unable to follow one path, instead they want to explore everything they see.
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    Jason Walters
    Written on January 25, 2017
    "This is a really fantastic book to help you figure out what you want to do with your life without hemming you in and giving you the freedom to do a bunch of different things. The author was funny and provided a lot of good examples. I have a better handle on myself now."
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    #7Puttylike

    Puttylike
    Puttylike is a website created by the Emilie Wapnick, author of the book 'How to Be Everything' devoted to polymaths. In this site you will find articles, resources and tools to boost your many talents and pursuit your diverse challenges.
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    Lawrence Wade
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "I never get tired of learning new things, and I get really bored if I focus on one area of study for too long. I need to be able to jump around into new information all the time. (I've always figured that maybe I have some form of ADHD, although I've never been formally diagnosed.) Puttylike is a perfect hub for people like me -- I can read articles, learn all kinds of new information, and connect with other people who want to know everything there is to know."
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    #8Becoming A Polymath: My Personal Challenge

    Becoming A Polymath: My Personal Challenge
    In this article Dolly Garland explains the reasons and method she uses to achieve her personal goal: to become a polymath. This post will help you define your personal polymath challenge.
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    Joshua Chavez
    Written on March 1, 2017
    "This is a great starting spot for anyone looking to expand their learning horizons. The author does a great job stating their challenges as well as how they were able to overcome them. "
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    #9Project Polymath

    Project Polymath
    Project Polymath is an ongoing project dedicated to the development of students' full potential and the development of their many talents across multiple disciplines. In short, the project will graduate polymaths.
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    Free

    Eric Santos
    Written on January 25, 2017
    "This is a really cool idea. I've never heard of any teaching-learning program like this. It seems very progressive in adaptations to contemporary life and I think if you are looking for an alternative environment to learn, this might be it. "
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    #10The 4-Hour Chef

    The 4-Hour Chef
    In the 4-Hour Chef, Tim Ferriss offers a series of tips on how to learn anything more rapidly and efficiently. Ferriss uses cooking to explain "meta-learning", a method for rapid learning that anyone can use to master anything.
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    Alan Jenkins
    Written on April 1, 2017
    "If cooking happens to be the next skill you'd like to add under your belt, The 4-Hour Chef is everything you're looking for. It teaches you step by step how to become a chef - not just learn to cook. While cookbooks just give you a basic instruction and leave you on your own, the 4-Hour Chef teaches you first how to learn, thus making the entire world your cookbook. A great resource for any beginner."

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Best What are the best resources for becoming a polymath
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Renaissance Soul: How to Make Your Passions Your LifeBooks 16 Paid
2[TUTORIAL] How to do so many diverse and awesome things that people will want to punch you in the faceArticles 13 Free
3CreativesomethingWebsites 12 Free
4750wordsWebsites 9 Free
5[TUTORIAL] How to Be EverythingBooks 8 Paid
6Refuse to choose!Books 6 Paid
7PuttylikeWebsites 6 Free
8Becoming A Polymath: My Personal ChallengeWebsites 4 Free
9Project PolymathWebsites 2 Free
10The 4-Hour ChefBooks 1 Paid
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