Forward Tilt by Praxis

Praxis CEO Isaac Morehouse shares stories and lessons about the future of education and work. The economy is undergoing a massive change. Small startups are replacing giant companies and creating entirely new industries at a rapid pace. Entrepreneurship is reshaping our world, but higher education remains the same stale and rigid institution. College’s are charging more than ever for increasingly irrelevant degrees. Students are taking on tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt to get an education that doesn’t teach the entrepreneurial skills needed to thrive in the digital world. Forward Tilt brings you the stories and mindsets from the future of education and work. Inspiring lessons of using entrepreneurial mindsets and apprenticeships to build careers. If you are an ambitious young person, ready to set off on your career and entrepreneurial journey, If you are a young professional ready to take your career to the next level, If you are anyone interested in the attitudes and approaches necessary for success in the digital world, Forward Tilt is for you. ------------- Forward Tilt is presented by Praxis, the 12-month apprenticeship at a startup. If you’re young, hungry, and ready to build a great career, apply today.
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May 5, 2017

"What kind of ideas are you hanging around with?" 

There are a lot of factors that impact who we are today and who we will become.

Genetics, childhood experiences, conscious choices and the people we spend our time around all impact us. A popular maxim speaks to the power of other people's impact on who we are and says "you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." It speaks to the power that our community has to influence our behavior.

Thinking about the five people you spend the most time with is a valuable tool, but what happens if you zoom in on traits instead of people.

Often the people we choose to spend time with embody similar traits. This may make for good conversation, but it can hold us back if we are trying to change. They may be great, successful people, but they might not embody the traits you want to embody.

If you want to improve your ability to communicate excitement, but you hang around with laid back stoic people, you aren't likely to change.

This week Isaac explores a way to think about the traits of the people you hang around with when you are trying to change.

In This Episode: 

  • A different spin on the average of five people maxim

  • Why you should focus on your strengths

  • The five traits you want to embody

Questions to consider: 

  1. Who are the five people you spend the most time with?
  2. What traits do they each embody?
  3. What are the five traits you want to embody?

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