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Find Your Focus With Ambition Mapping – With Zak Slayback, Part 2 [PODCAST #561]

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(Part Two of Two) Zak Slayback returns for a marathon discussion on how to set and make progress towards meaningful personal and professional goals. Recorded April 9th in Pittsburgh, PA in the studio of good friend Andrew Mercer. I was really happy Andrew joined us; he added some great stories and thoughtful questions related to his own productivity journey. The first conversation focused on deschooling - how to unlearn and discard certain limiting beliefs that interfere with professional success and fulfillment. Today we go into detail on how to find your focus with "Ambition Mapping" - Zak's process for goal setting. Productivity - Being busy vs. being productive: what is the highest priority? - Andrew's productivity quest, Getting Things Done ...

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[PODCAST] #546: Dropping Out of College, Why and How (Derek Magill, Part One)

Part one of Two - Derek Magill joins me to discuss his personal journey through and beyond dropping out of college. Derek is just twenty-four years old, but he is already enjoying great success as an entrepreneur, freelancer and writer. He also currently serves as the Director of Marketing for Praxis. Derek dropped out of the University of Michigan during his sophomore year because he "was not finding the experience valuable towards (his) intellectual and professional goals." He adds: "Over the last four years or so, my decision to leave has been vindicated. I’ve got a wonderful life, a great career, and I’ve gotten to spend 3-4 extra years pursuing my values on my own terms." My questions include - ...

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[PODCAST] #409: The Mastermind Alliance

SSP Productivity Month! We conclude this monthly theme with a roundtable discussion on perhaps one of the most powerful tools of highly successful people for over a century: the mastermind group Participants include Nathan Fraser (Anarcho-Preneur Podcast), Darrell Becker (Voluntary Visions ), Drew Sample (The Sample Hour) and Brett Veinotte (School Sucks). Visit Nathan's Free Market Squad and Get a cheat sheet for today's discussion Covered: 1) Inspired by Napoleon Hill and his books. What did Napoleon Hill have to say about Mastermind Groups? Source: thesuccessalliance.com In his book, “Think and Grow Rich,” he talked about something called a “mastermind alliance.” He goes on to describe a mastermind group as, “A friendly alliance with one or more persons who will ...

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[PODCAST] #403: The Next Level – Horizons of Focus

SSP Productivity Month! Jake Desyllas from The Voluntary Life joins me to expand upon the two previous shows about goals. In this conversation we explore how to identify visions and purpose in life, and we discuss how goals, projects and even next actions fit into that picture. The concept of "horizons of focus" originally came from David Allen's book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. GTD provides a series of tools for getting control over your productive life. And once we have some control, we are able to gain perspective. Covered: This month SSP has partnered with FEE, the Foundation For Economic Education. Are you between the ages of 14-26? Are you interested in Entrepreneurship? Learn More about ...

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[PODCAST] #402: Setting and Achieving Goals (2 of 2) – Ten Tips For Success In 2016

SSP Productivity Month! Nathan Fraser from Anarcho-Preneur Podcast joins me to discuss how to set and accomplish our goals. This show covers specific tips and strategies. The last show focused on obstacles. Covered: -the difference between a dream and a goal -the comfort zone -overwhelm -specificity -capturing goals -reviewing goals -how goals become actions -mentors and accountability partners -share your goals selectively -the benefits of mistakes This month SSP has partnered with FEE, the Foundation For Economic Education. Learn More about FEE's seminars here. Today's Show is also brought to you by Chris H. from Pittsburgh, PA. Thanks Chris for your contribution to SSP! Bumper Music: Lupe Fiasco - "Till I Get There" Look Closer: Anarcho-Preneur Podcast - http://livefreefm.com/index.php?podcast=153 The ...

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[PODCAST] #401: Setting and Achieving Goals (1 of 2) – Attitudes, Obstacles and Mistakes

SSP Productivity Month! Nathan Fraser from Anarcho-Preneur Podcast joins me to discuss how to set and accomplish our goals. This is an introduction to a coming discussion about more specific tips and strategies. All episodes this are intended as reviews, updates and expansions on our 2013 series Presence and Productivity. Click here to view those episodes. Covered: -Overcoming self-defeating attitudes -Monetizing a media project -Cultivating and maintaining gratitude -Define goals, milestones, habits, "next actions" -The mistakes we've made with goals -Breaking out of a comfort zone -School's impact on attitudes about goals -The magic of checklists -David Allen's Self-Management Matrix This month SSP has partnered with FEE, the Foundation For Economic Education. Are you between the ages of 14-26? Are ...

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[PODCAST] #378: An Introduction To Self-Directed Learning and Living For Teens (with Nick Hazelton)

This episode is what The School Sucks Project is all about! Nick Hazelton, the seventeen-year-old creator of The Anarch-Yakitalist Podcast, is back to share his new self-education plan. Nick first reached out to me in early 2014 to discuss the possibility of leaving school (he was a freshman at the time)and becoming a farming entrepreneur. You can watch a clip of that conversation here: Nick left school this September to pursue this venture on a full-basis. He is still very committed to his education, and he asked me for some guidance on taking it into his own hands. Discussed: -Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age (Wired.com) -questions for potential autodidacts -identifying strengths and how to use them -selecting ...

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Podcast #304 (Supplemental): A Conversation With An Autodidact…and Dropout

In a joint podcast effort, Carlos Morales and I are joined by Dana Smith, a listener to both of our shows, who dropped out of high school to travel, to work, and most importantly, to teach himself. The show includes discussion about the tools and methods of self-teaching, the challenges of the school environment, ego depletion, and goal setting. Bumper Music: moe. - "Billy Goat" Look Closer: Understanding the Dangers of "Ego-Depletion" - http://fourhourworkweek.com/2012/08/12/understanding-the-dangers-of-ego-depletion/

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