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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 12-month apprenticeship at a startup. If you’re young, hungry, and ready to build a great career, apply today.
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Sep 29, 2017

Level playing fields are important on a societal level, but when you are looking for places to invest your time and money, it's better to go where the field is tilted.

This is obvious when you have the advantage, you maximize your chances for success and large returns, but even having the field titled against you can be better than a level playing field.

In this week's Forward Tilt Isaac explains why an unlevel playing field is a great place to invest, no matter if you have the advantage or the disadvantage.

In this episode:
- Why level playing fields are good society-wide, but not on an individual level
- The unlevel playing field for Praxis
- When the field is tilted against you, it’s going to be a lot less crowded

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

Sep 22, 2017
Lot's of people are afraid of sales jobs because they don't come with a guaranteed monthly salary. The uncertainty of working for commission makes them nervous so they opt for the security of a salaried role. 
 
But the job security they think exists in marketing, operations, or other jobs is a myth. No matter what role you are in, your job only exists so long as you create more than you earn. You need to create value regularly, or else that salary will disappear. 
 
This isn’t a scary insight, it is empowering. It is the insight that allows you to view yourself as a company no matter what role you are in.
 
Even if you are working for only one employer, you are selling a service to a customer. The more valuable that service compared to the price, the more secure you will be. 
 
In this episode:
  • Terror of working in sales
  • There is no such thing as a secure job
  • Every job demands value creation every day
  • Contractor vs. employee
  • The post-job era
  • You are your own company
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For a free copy of Forward Tilt: An Almanac for Personal Growth go to discoverpraxis.com/forwardtilt 

Sep 15, 2017

Often we overlook our potentially valuable skills because we don’t know we have them. We don’t realize that the thing we find easy, others find hard. Or the activity we do as a hobby has a high market value.

Finding out what you are good at and you can create value doing isn’t easy. It is a process that takes time and feedback. But the most common ways we expect to learn about ourselves are removed from real sources of feedback.

To find out what we do best we need to get out into the market and start getting feedback.

In this weeks episode, Isaac shares a story about a Canadian bagpiper who didn’t realize he had developed an incredibly valuable skill while pursuing his hobby.

In this episode:
- A Canadian bagpiper who stumbled onto a big business.
- Tacit knowledge
- Practice, practice, theory
- The market doesn’t just help you discover what other people value, but also what you have.
- Why do kids always do lemonade stands?

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

Sep 8, 2017
Too many new employees are eager to get out of grunt work. They are right to want to focus on creating more value, but they miss the opportunity that grunt work provides. 
 
On this episode, Isaac shares a story from a conversation with a CEO about a young employee asking for a raise. 
 
He did everything well but made it clear he didn’t like grunt work. As a result, he didn’t make himself indispensable and didn’t get a raise. He was replaceable. 
 
As you gain experience and make yourself more valuable, you will naturally have less grunt work to do. But by always remaining open to doing the work no one else wants to do will make you an incredibly valuable employee no matter where you work. 
 
In this episode: 
- Making yourself irreplaceable 
- Founders are never to good for grunt work
- Overlooking the opportunity that grunt work can provide
- Everyone will see you getting coffee or watering plants
- If you feel like you do too much grunt work, it’s on you to make yourself more valuable. It’s on you to prove that you can do more. 
 
For a free copy of Forward Tilt: An Almanac for Personal Growth, go to discoverpraxis.com/forwardtilt
Sep 1, 2017

Tiny daily acts of creation have an immense compounding power.

For Isaac, daily blogging started as a way to break out of a point of dissatisfaction. But the small decision led to a massive change and directly to the idea for Praxis.

In this episode:

  • Succeeding, but feeling dissatisfied. Feeling like something is missing.
  • Taking on a daily blogging challenge.
  • Creating leads to creativity
  • Turning creativity into a discipline
  • Why you should challenge yourself with small daily acts of creation.

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

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