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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 9-month apprenticeship at a startup. If you’re young, hungry, and ready to build a great career, apply today.
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Mar 31, 2017

You have a personal brand whether you like it or not.

Call it a reputation if you prefer, but it is the feelings and associations that come to mind when people think of you.

A lot of people feel resistant to working on their personal brand. They feel that it is slimy and inauthentic, but a good personal brand is about making sure that what you share and create online communicates who you are in person. That in a 30-minute search online people have an accurate sense of who you are and what is important to you. 

When you resist and ignore your personal brand you let great opportunities pass you by. 

In this episode: 

  • Your personal brand is inescapable
  • The personal brand workshop Praxis participant use
  • How a good personal brand opens you up to opportunities
  • The difference between the messages you’re trying to send and the message received by others

For a free copy of Forward Tilt: An Almanac for Personal Growth go to discoverpraxis.com/forwardtilt

Mar 24, 2017

From podcasts to audiobooks, articles, and videos there is a massive amount of great content in the world. So much that you can fill every empty space with something. 

You can listen to podcasts while you drive. You can read articles on your phone while you wait at the doctor and consume audiobooks during your walk on the beach.

With so much great content available, you begin to feel that time spent on doing nothing is time wasted. We underestimate the value of doing nothing. Time spent in silence is one of the most powerful ways we can invest our time.

In this Episode:

For a free copy of Forward Tilt: An Almanac for Personal Growth go to discoverpraxis.com/forwardtilt

Mar 17, 2017

The ink isn’t dry on the past yet. You get to re-write it in the future. As humans, we depend on a narrative about the past and that narrative changes depending on what happens in the future. The perfect example of this is the narratives created around sports. A great season with a playoff loss changes what that season meant. A championship win after a mediocre regular season turns that season from a disappointment into a building block. The same is true of our lives. Success in your future turns failures into your past into building blocks while failure in your future will turn your past into confirmation that you couldn’t make it under pressure. This is the way humans work. Our lives are narratives. And it is up to you to write your narrative. When you have something in your past that is not the way you want to be; it doesn’t matter because you get to rewrite it. Covered: - Why the whole game matters, not just the end - Watching sports with a long-term narrative in mind - The future is where history is written - The Patriots history re-written over and over again - Your life is a narrative ---------------------- For a free digital edition of Forward Tilt: An Almanac for Personal Growth go to discoverpraxis.com/forwardtilt.

Mar 10, 2017

"With a polo shirt and pliers, you can walk into any computer room.”

One thing you realize as you get deeper into your career is how little the people you think are experts truly know.

Experts don’t have all the answers--often they are figuring things out as they go-- but they bring a deep sense of confidence in their ability to find and apply answers to their work.

Isaac shares his story of figuring this out first hand while installing cables as a sixteen-year-old.

Covered in this episode:

  • Lessons learned installing cables at car dealerships at 16
  • The power of confidence - Responding calmly to chaos
  • Everyone is making it up as they go
  • What “Do you know how to fix it?” really means
  • Confidently learning as you go

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The paperback edition of Forward Tilt: An Almanac for Personal Growth is now on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Forward-Tilt-Almanac-Personal-Growth/dp/1542768179/

**For a free digital edition go to discoverpraxis.com/forwardtilt

Mar 3, 2017

Most people approach conspiracy theories with an immediate answer. It's a camera trick! It's aliens! It's a hoax! 

Almost everyone focuses on an answer, hardly anyone focuses on the question.

How can you use the power of divisive questions in your own life?

What do you gain, when you avoid jumping to a quick answer? 

In this episode:

  • Fascination with conspiracy theories
  • What can we learn about people from popular conspiracy theories?
  • Is the moon is a hologram?
  • How to apply lessons from conspiracy to your own life
  • The power of focusing on questions, not answers
  • People full of questions have more potential than people with answers

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For a free copy of the Forward Tilt book go to discoverpraxis.com/forwardtilt

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