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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 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

Feb 24, 2017

Everyone wants to make more money. But early in your career, a big raise can be a big problem.

If your lifestyle grows with your salary and you can’t afford to take a risk at a lower salary, you can end up stuck in a low growth situation. Taking a lower paying job often gives you more freedom and more upside.

In this episode:

  • Getting trapped by a high salary
  • Three ways lack of income is an asset
  • Low opportunity cost
  • The expectations that come with your paycheck
  • Freedom from lifestyle slavery
  • Getting trapped by a high salary
  • Three ways lack of income is an asset
  • Low opportunity cost
  • The expectations that come with your paycheck
  • Freedom from lifestyle inflation

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

 

Feb 10, 2017
“The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.” - Jessice Hische
 
This quote was shared recently in the Praxis community and it started a debate. Some participants thought it was true, some disagreed.
 
But what if this debate was about the wrong question entirely. What if there is a better way to approach aphorisms?
 
In this episode: 
  • The best way to approach aphorisms
  • Is there a lesson in your procrastination? 
  • Approaching cliches and aphorisms as if they were true and learning from the experiment 

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Forward Tilt is presented by Praxis. If you're a young person with forward tilt and you're ready to learn real-world skills while apprenticing at a startup, go to discoverpraxis.com/forwardtilt 

Feb 9, 2017
This is a tale of two interns. 
 
Intern number one was intelligent, passionate, and impressive. But he had a fatal flaw. He didn’t get shit done. 
 
Intern number two wasn’t as impressive initially. He didn’t have the same people skills. But always delivered. He was reliable. 
 
Reliability is simple, but so few people do it. If you are relentlessly reliable, if you get shit done, you are going places.
 
Because having impressive skills is a lot less important than simply and consistently getting shit done. 
 
In this episode: 
  • A tale of two interns 
  • How you hurt yourself when you don’t deliver (even if your rationalize it)
  • The mindset that lowers your career ceiling 
  • How reliability leads to recommendations 
  • Why getting shit done is crucial when you start your career

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Forward Tilt is presented by Praxis. If you're a young person with forward tilt and you're ready to learn real-world skills while apprenticing at a startup, go to discoverpraxis.com and apply today

Feb 9, 2017
How do you find top level talent? You look for forward tilt. 
 
You look for the people who are so excited by opportunities that they lean across they table when they talk about it. The type of people who physically manifest their excitement. 
 
People with forward tilt don’t shy away from opportunity. They lean in. They are eager, ready, and excited about new challenges.
 
If you're setting out in your career, your attitude matters as much as your skills. As long as you bring excitement and a bias for action to the table you can learn everything you need to know once you start. 
 
In this episode: 
  • What is forward tilt? 
  • Who is this podcast for? 
  • Do you have forward tilt? 
  • How can you develop forward tilt?
  • How forward tilt helps you build the life you want to live

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Forward Tilt is presented by Praxis. If you're a young person with forward tilt and you're ready to learn real-world skills while apprenticing at a startup, go to discoverpraxis.com/forwardtilt 

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