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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Apr 28, 2017
Forward Tilt Podcast - Playoffs 
The motivation for great work should always be internal. 
Doing great work shouldn’t be about impressing others or avoiding punishment, it should be about becoming the best version of yourself. 
Great work is transformational. When you show up and do your best, you change who you are. That is why great workers are self-motivated. 
The clearest example of this is when you are close to leaving a job. In the last few weeks, the consequences for slacking are low, and the rewards for hard work are little. 
Most people see the drop in external motivation and start to glide. But for those whose goal is ascendance, this is just another time to do great work. Because those who are ascendant don’t do great work because of the rewards and punishments, they do great work for themselves. 
Find out why on this week's Forward Tilt 
In this episode: 
- Kicking Ass 101 at the Praxis opening seminar 
- Why you should kick ass even when you’re about to quit
- Momentum and the playoff’s in professional sports 
- Deschooling
- Learning as a transformation 
Apr 21, 2017

You can think of your life divided into three main categories. Work, social life, and family or love life. 

As an entrepreneur, you can only have two.

With a 9 to 5 job you could probably balance all three, but if you want to start a company, the commitment is so large that you sacrifice one of these areas. But it’s not just an upper limit. 

If your entire life is work, then you burn out. You don't just get to pick two, you have to pick two if you want to stay healthy as an entrepreneur. 

In this episode:

  • You pick two of three areas of life
  • You not only get to pick two, you have to pick two
  • Responding to burn out 

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Apr 14, 2017

Doing great work isn't about being noticed. You don't owe it to customers, bosses, friends, and family to do your best. You owe it to yourself. You should go above and beyond for what it does for you.

In any task you do, you can choose to be good enough, or you can choose to be great. You get to choose the standards you hold yourself to.

You do great work even if others won't notice because you notice. You will notice if you didn't do your best and you will know you could have done more.

This week Isaac shares a story from a job in his teens about learning this lesson from his Aunt. 

In this episode: 

  • Isaac's Aunt, Heidi
  • Setting your own standards
  • Constant incremental improvement
  • You owe yourself your best work

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Apr 7, 2017

Just because it’s justified doesn’t mean you should do it.

There are a lot of things in your life and the world that you would be justifiably angry about. There are good reasons to protest, to debate, to get angry. But just because anger is justified doesn’t mean that it is helping you.

You gain power when you move past looking for what is justified and move towards what is working and within your control.

In this episode:

  • A recent article by a Praxis participant attracted unexpected anger
  • Justified anger
  • The Great Divorce
  • Working within your zone of control

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Apr 7, 2017

A handwritten thank you note is an excellent way to build social capital, but its impact goes way beyond goodwill. 

Regularly writing thank you notes will change the way you see the world.

It transforms your narrative about the past, it helps you remember all the good things people have done for you, and it improves your life today better as a result.

In this episode:

  • Life lesson from a local pastor
  • The pain of forced thank you notes
  • Why thank you notes are valuable beyond the obviousMake up excuses to write thank you notes
  • Why you should make up excuses to write thank you notes

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Apr 7, 2017

There are people who are willing to sleep in their car to get what they want, and there are those that aren’t.

This a useful heuristic for understanding people you want to work with, but it is also a powerful tool for understanding yourself.

What are you willing to sleep in your car to get?

In this episode:

  • The sleep in your car test as a hiring tool
  • What you can learn about yourself from the sleep in your car test
  • Why are you pursuing the things you’re pursuing if you’re not willing to sleep in your car to get them?

Sleep in Your Car Test Article:

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Apr 7, 2017

When you feel like you are held back by limitations, add more.

You’ll be surprised by the sense freedom the extra constraints give you.

It’s not always the case, but adding constraints can give you more freedom to create because they free you from making endless decisions.

In this episode:

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Apr 7, 2017

When things are easy we don't grow. It is in moments of struggle, when everything is going wrong, that we are forced to take massive steps forward. 

Once you recognize that the struggle helps you grow, then you can learn to love it. You can recognize that things going wrong is often not a curse, but a gift. 

In this episode: 

  • How going on probation at work was a massive growth opportunity for a Praxis participant
  • Why daily blogging will forge you into a better person
  • How to learn to love the struggle

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