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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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Jun 30, 2017
“You can be fast and erratic or slow and steady.” 
 
“You can have a small remote team, but it won’t work with more than five employees.” 
 
“You can think quick and shallow or long and deep thought.” 
 
The world is full of these common dichotomies and life lessons. Some are true and valuable, but many aren’t. Accepting them can close down real possibilities.  
 
These lessons apply to certain people in certain situations. You need to figure out if they are true for you. You need to figure out what the trade-offs are in your own life.   
Don’t take common wisdom on faith. Don’t accept that you can either have this or that. See if you can have both. 
 
In this episode: 
  • Not accepting common wisdom on faith
  • Running a remote company
  • How to approach dichotomies 
  • Finding out the trade-offs in your own life 
For a free copy of Forward Tilt: An Almanac for Personal Growth go to discoverpraxis.com/forwardtilt
 
Jun 23, 2017
It’s good sales advice.
 
Ask clearly for what you want and then stop talking. It can be awkward to leave space. To just sit there. Our temptation is to fill it and when we do we talk our ask down. 
 
It’s good sales advice because it leads to a clear answer; a yes, no, or something in between. But you will know the status, and you won’t be left interpreting what the answer meant. 
 
But it’s more than just sales advice. 
 
It applies in your daily life and the asks you make of others. And it applies to your relationship with yourself as a valuable tool for gaining self-knowledge and resolving internal conflict. 
 
In this episode: 
  • The value of sales experience 
  • Ask and then shut up 
  • Don’t say a thing after a dollar amount
  • How to apply it to daily life
  • Making clear asks of yourself
  • Ask and then shut up as a way to self-knowledge

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

Jun 16, 2017
Derek Magill guest hosts this episode of Forward Tilt to share a story from a recent conversation with an aspiring brewer and entrepreneur. 
 
This was a college freshman with the goal of opening a microbrewery--in his first year of a four-year college program studying Political Science. Taking on debt and spending a massive amount of time attending lectures on political science, when his goal was to be an entrepreneur in the beer business. 
 
Stories like this are not uncommon. There are young people on college campuses all over the country spending tens of thousands of dollars on annual tuition for programs that have absolutely nothing to do with what they want in the long term. But still, these students haven’t questioned the idea that college is a necessary prerequisite to life. 
 
What if you stop before making the college decision to ask what if there is a better way? What if there is an alternative? And what if I can do it better myself?
 
In this episode:
  • Political Science degree as a prerequisite to running a microbrewery
  • Will college help you achieve your goals?
  • There are other paths outside of four-year college degrees
  • How can you learn, establish yourself, and make connections without taking on debt 

Want more Forward Tilt? Go to discoverpraxis.com/forwardtilt for a free copy of Forward Tilt: An Almanac for Personal Growth

Jun 9, 2017

This week’s episode is inspired by a common question. When you find a job posting that you want, but you only meet some of the qualification, what should you do?

In this episode:

  • Not being the perfect candidate
  • Job descriptions and Frankenployee's
  • Tradeoffs when hiring
  • Giving yourself permission to apply
  • Househunting wish lists
  • The only things that matter when a company is hiring

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

Jun 2, 2017

From credit card security to sidewalk design, if you are creating something, you have to account for the patterns of the end user. Even the most well thought out, centrally planned, efficient and scientific plans will always fail if they ignore the patterns and tendencies of the end users.

On this week’s Forward Tilt, Isaac explores some examples where human behavior can override planning and how to apply this lesson to life and entrepreneurship.

In this episode: 

  • Do credit card chips actually improve security? 
  • Designing what makes sense to you vs. what works for people
  • Metric vs. Imperial measurement 
  • College campus sidewalks
  • Emergent design 

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

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