Training Yourself to Think Like an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs think differently from the rest of us. They're idea alchemists -- they see not what is, but rather, what could be. The average person looks at a problem and thinks about inconvenience. This is a bother. This gets in my way. An entrepreneur looks at a problem and thinks about solutions. This is what this not being a problem would look like. When was the last time you thought like that? Entrepreneurship is a…

Quora Answer: How Do I Know What Career Path to Take?

Two answers: be deliberate, but also don’t sweat it. First off: be deliberate. You don’t have to know all of the answers. No one expects you to. The term “career path” implies that it’s something that evolves and changes over time, and that’s normal. When you close your eyes and you imagine your life in five years, what do you see? Imagine in as much detail as possible — what type of work are you…

100 Highlights from 2018

Started 2018 with the Opening Seminar for my first-ever class as the Praxis Bootcamp Advisor lineup, the January crew.Opened up the month with a whole slew of advising sessions. Coached over 100 people, did over 400 1-on-1 advising sessions, and countless amounts of coaching via email and Slack messages. Learned a lot about coaching. Learned about learning. That was my theme for 2018. I wrote about that here, if you’re curious. Hosted 53 Praxis workshops…

Talkin’ ‘Bout Praxis Episode 2: Luke Ruffing

In Episode 2 of Talkin' 'Bout Praxis, T.K. and I talk with Praxis alum and SDR manager Luke Ruffing. Luke's a baller -- he moved from Maine to San Francisco (East Coast to West Coast, small town to big city) to work at his first startup, PandaDoc, and then moved again before the end of his apprenticeship to St. Petersburg, Florida, to help his company open their new East Coast office. Check it out:  …

Announcing My New Podcast: Talkin’ ‘Bout Praxis

I'm now co-host of a podcast, titled Talkin' 'Bout Praxis, and we launched our first episode today! In this podcast, Praxis Education Director T.k. Coleman and I interview our program participants and alumni about their Praxis experiences -- what brought them to Praxis, what they worked on in the program, where they apprenticed, what they learned, how they grew, what insights they obtained through their experiences. Praxis is a catalyzing experience for our participants. They're…

Study Notes: Jordan Harbinger/Jocko Willink Interview

The Interview: https://www.jordanharbinger.com/jocko-willink-why-discipline-beats-motivation-every-time/ The Analysis: coaching insights from a warrior (ex Navy SEAL). Notes jotted in chronological order (a few with rough time stamps) and taken from a coaching perspective. The Notes: •if Jocko could tell his 20-year-old self anything, it would be that he doesn't know anything. Growth happens in five year increments -- when you're 20, you think you know everything. When you're 25, you go, "oh wow, at 20 I didn't know…

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