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October, 2019

  • 1 October

    Self-Discipline Month (Part 4) – Automating Self-Discipline, With Zak Slayback [PODCAST #629]

    Zak Slayback returns to the Studio of Champ-Yinz to share his insights on the benefits of interpersonal and intra-personal systems of accountability. Zak suggests that when many of us run into different forms of unproductive friction, we should consider a reappearing lack of self-knowledge as the cause. This is not to say that we're all inauthentic frauds constantly living a lie, but many of us do continuously struggle to predict and adapt to internal and external stressors and distractions. So we'll discuss how to reduce this fiction and achieve greater self-discipline without an endless over-exertion of effort. Our Solutions break into three categories: 1. Understanding Context and Environment 2. Proper Scheduling 3. Minding Time-Lines Zak is also presenting on Day ...

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September, 2019

  • 28 September

    T.K. Coleman and Isaac Morehouse: Office Hours At Praxis Headquarters [PODCAST #628]

    Office Hours Podcast hosts T.K. Coleman and Isaac Morehouse join School Sucks host Brett and Discomfort Zone co-host Andrew for a casual and delightfully digressive conversation about personal experimentation and challenge, spreading new ideas, the utility of debate, and leaving on a high note. We recorded this as guests at Praxis headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina. You already know that Praxis is a 6-month professional bootcamp for young aspiring entrepreneurs seeking an alternative path to the traditional 4-year degree. Isaac founded Praxis and T.K. current serves the Education Director. Registration is now open for the first ever UN-IVERSITY virtual event, The Ideas Into Action Summit. It goes live on October 11th, and you can learn more about the presenters, topics ...

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  • 19 September

    Self-Discipline Month (Part 3) – Lessons From A Year of Personal Transformation [PODCAST #627]

    CJ Kilmer joins Brett to share his very impressive story of personal transformation over the last year. CJ had struggled with his weight for 20 years, and in the last nine months he has lost 125 pounds, has taken up martial arts, goes on regular 5+ mile runs, and he continues to make gains in the gym. CJ will go into detail about his holistic hot-rodding approach to this enriching and potentially life-saving transformation. A majority of our conversation deals with resolving inner conflict. We'll walk two paths to do this, both focused on the idea that we are made up of several different, sometimes conflicting, parts of self. The first path is the simpler of the two. Cognitive distortion. ...

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  • 16 September

    Self-Discipline Month (Part 2) Your Internal Pharmacy…and Meth Lab [PODCAST #626]

    In this late-night-into-early-morning monologue I give an accounting of the most valuable take-aways from the so-called "dopamine fast" as they relate to productivity, happiness and self-discipline. Dopamine is just one of several neuro-chemicals playing key roles in our happiness and motivation. I'll discuss some ideas for how to inventory behaviors and achieve better lifestyle and chemical balance. Registration is now open for the first ever UN-IVERSITY virtual event, The Ideas Into Action Summit. It goes live on October 11th, and you can learn more about the presenters, topics and other details HERE. TIME SENSITIVE! The special offer for SSP listeners to Attend Day One For $1 ends Monday September 16th at midnight. Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! ...

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October, 2019

  • 16 October

    [BONUS] In Pursuit of Utopia – Episode 4 – Common Sense

    Today we take a look at the aims and ideals of the American and French revolutions as well as the results. How'd they go? France quickly descended into headlessness, and the USA slowly morphed into the quasi-police/corporate state of today, perhaps wandering into headlessness territory? Did the founders make a fatal mistake by establishing any central government at all? No matter how small they intended to keep it? Was that utopian thinking or the absence of it? The founders were right on plenty - like in embracing the colonial spirit of rugged individualism and leaving people alone, but the seed of central planning was left in the soil. BUT, here's the difficult question: looking at the results in France, and ...

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  • 7 October

    [BONUS] An Unscheduled Q&A With Richard Grove and Brett Veinotte

    After Rich and I recorded his presentation for the upcoming Ideas Into Action Summit last Tuesday, we stuck around and took questions and discussion topics from members of the Autonomy community. You can learn more about Autonomy HERE. Topics Include: 1. How to add value to your own life before you try to value to the lives of others 2. How to handle high-stakes, volatile conversations with friends and family 3. "My children are in public school. How do I manage this?" Related PostsPre-Show 9-11-13Tags: a/v, brett, rich, grove, richardFull Video - 239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11Tags: a/v, grove, richard[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 3Tags: brett, public, school, life, bonus, richard, grove, children, a/vBonus Show: 9/11, Information ...

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September, 2019

August, 2019

  • 27 August

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e14) – On Purpose

    Young Alex is back in the Studio of Champ-yinz and we're talking about finding a purpose. Alex is 26 years old (or young) and he feels like his life is missing definition. But is that missing definition really a problem at this point? And how fluid will that definition be over the next five to ten years? Brett and Andrew give conflicting advice and then argue about it, Also discussed: forming habits, retreating to a comfort zone, practicing gratitude, achieving freedom, and acknowledging (and overcoming) your limitations. Don't see the player? Click HERE

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CORE TOPIC - Why does school suck?

John Taylor Gatto

CORE TOPIC - What does real learner-driven education look like?

Peter Gray - Self-Directed Education

The realization that school sucks actually marks the beginning of a new and exciting educational journey.

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