Brett Veinotte

Anger! Guilt! Anxiety! Horray! [PODCAST #719]

"Huh?" In this fourth monthly meeting of the Un-iversity Book Club, we discuss The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self--Not Just Your "Good" Self--Drives Success and Fulfillment by Todd B. Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener. In a nutshell... WHAT IS IT? SAY YES TO IT. MOVE TOWARDS WHOLENESS. Music: "Searchlight" John Fogerty "Lemonade" Chris Rice "Fishin' In The Dark" Nitty Gritty Dirt Band We are now on Locals.com! When you join our Locals community, you'll get immediate access to playlists of all our serial bonus content including The Discomfort Zone, In Pursuit of Utopia, and Picture of the Month Club + all future shows. schoolsucksproject.locals.com/ You are granted access to our Un-iversity private community (and all of ...

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Young Marijuana Entrepreneur Strategy Session [FREE A/V #718]

(FREE A/V - DISCOMFORT WEEK! - Part 3 of 4) Today you'll hear "The Discomfort Zone (s03e03) – Nick Hazelton Futures" December 4, 2019 - We're investing! Nick Hazelton is a 21-year-old entrepreneur, farmer, media creator, and a School Sucks favorite guest since he first appeared on the show several year ago. He also loves weed. But hold that thought. Circa 2015, Nick told Brett he wanted to leave high school to pursue yak herding. And then he did it! He shared his self-education and self-reliance journey on numerous platforms, including Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast, School Sucks, The Freedom Feens, and Unregistered With Thaddeus Russell. People who aren't inspired by Nick's story are assholes. Recently, another Millennial, entrepreneurial SSP listener (and past ...

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Non-False Fabrication, With Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #717]

...or How Cherry-Picking Helped Ruin Science, the Economy, Race Relations, Higher Ed, America, and the World (BUT can you put it to work for you?!) (Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 9) Friend, copywriter, marketer, and Facebook World Champion Nathan Fraser and I continue our monthly conversation about marketing and media manipulation. You'll learn more about the tactics politicians and propagandists use against you, and how you can re-purpose such tactics for good. Today: How a biologically inevitable mental shortcut called availability bias leads to (and enables) the destructive practices of cherry-picking and "non-false fabrication We'll explore: * how one or two missing puzzle pieces can completely distort the full picture. * by controlling what information is available, you have major ...

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The Map Is Not the Territory [FREE A/V #716]

(FREE A/V - DISCOMFORT WEEK! - Part 2 of 4) Recorded February 18, 2019 - How did our week of "do the more uncomfortable thing" go? What awkward social situations did it create? More discussion about block scheduling, the "stairway of influence," and how to identify and accentuate what's working in our business relationships. *This show also addresses cognitive distortions, and the stories we might tell ourselves in search of comfort. OUR NEXT VIRTUAL SUMMIT IS JUNE 7&8 Visit MindsetandMastery.com to learn more about this exciting new presentation, the topics, and bonuses Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only ...

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The Split Personality of Entrepreneurship [FREE A/V #715]

(FREE A/V - DISCOMFORT WEEK! - Part 1 of 4) Recorded January 11, 2019 - Back together in Pittsburgh, Brett and Andrew discuss a book called The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It. The book was written decades ago and last updated at the dawn of the digital revolution, but it contains wisdom still very relevant to us today. The E-Myth describes the self-employed or small business owner as a person who initially tries to play three distinct roles: a technician, a manager, and an entrepreneur. Brett and Andrew evaluate their aptitudes in each area, and discuss strategies for improving. OUR NEXT VIRTUAL SUMMIT IS JUNE 7&8 Visit MindsetandMastery.com to learn more about this ...

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[BONUS] fOLloW tHe sCiEncE – Group Discussion

Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit   to the chaos of the current world. OUR NEXT VIRTUAL SUMMIT IS JUNE 7&8 Visit MindsetandMastery.com to learn more about this exciting new presentation, the topics, and bonuses School Sucks Project · FOLloW tHe sCiEncE - Group Discussion

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In Pursuit of Free Enterprise Education [PODCAST #714]

Today a swap-cast with the young (24 years old) and ambitious Noah Blaylock, host of The Noah Blaylock Show and the creator of this helpful infographic: Noah's media mission is to promote the separation of school and state, so we'll discuss some of the lessons I've learned along the way with School Sucks Project. He interviews me for about 10 minutes, and then I have LOTS of questions for him! MUSIC: "Car Chase" Fabian Ross "Someday I'm Going Away" The Hip Abduction Mentioned: The underground History of American Education, Audiobook by Unwelcome Guests OUR NEXT VIRTUAL SUMMIT IS JUNE 7&8 Visit MindsetandMastery.com to learn more about this exciting new presentation, the topics, and bonuses Please Support School Sucks We do ...

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fOLloW tHe sCiENcE [PODCAST #713]

Today: medical surveillance, lockdowns, the new segregation, and other crimes against science I am joined by an anonymous member of the SoundMind Creative Group to discuss their upcoming documentary film "Follow the Science: On Lockdowns and Liberty." A timely conversation as we move beyond lockdowns (for now) and on the the next phase of what it means for mediocre minds to follow the science. MUSIC: "Mediocre Minds" Bad Religion "Handlebars" (Instrumental) Flobots "King of the World" Steely Dan "Room At the Top" Adam Ant OUR NEXT VIRTUAL SUMMIT IS JUNE 7&8 Visit MindsetandMastery.com to learn more about this exciting new presentation, the topics, and bonuses! Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is ...

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Selling Salvation – With Nathan Fraser and Landon Porter [PODCAST #712]

(Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 8) Friend, copywriter, marketer, and Facebook World Champion Nathan Fraser and I continue our monthly conversation about marketing and media manipulation. You'll learn more about the tactics politicians and propagandists use against you, and how you can re-purpose such tactics for good. Today: Building your own cult, for fun and profit! We welcome Landon Porter from DudeItsAGame.com. Nathan claims Landon is a master "cult-builder." Is that a compliment? The conversation picks up where we left off in our show about tribalism, but today we'll go to extremes. We'll explore: * ways Cult Leaders manage their cults * some cult-like areas in popular culture and society at large: * Recognizable Marketing Examples * how those same ...

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Century of the Safe (Un-iversity Book Club – “Why We Drive”) [PODCAST #711]

In this third monthly meeting of the Un-iversity Book Club, we discuss Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road by Matthew B. Crawford. What appears to be a book celebrating driving as liberation is just as much a condemnation of the "safety-ism" that has so far defined the 21st century, and certainly this new decade. Some snapshots: “Left to its own internal logic, the regime of public safety must find ways to justify its own growing payroll, and its colonization of ever more domains of life. This can always be accomplished through further infantilization of its clients; under the banner of good democratic values.” "Self-driving cars must be understood as one more escalation in the war to ...

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[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s04e04) The End of School Sucks

(AUDIO, 94 Minutes) Brett, Andrew, and Young Alex discuss the future. MUSIC: "Good Feel" Boy Named Banjo "Start A Riot" Duckwrth, Shaboozey "Waiting For the End of the World" Elvis Costello School Sucks Project · The Discomfort Zone (s04e04) The End of School Sucks Special Invite-Only offer to Join the Un-iversity Private Community

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Removing Self-Limiting Beliefs, With Nick Rundlett [PODCAST #710]

Nick Rundlett returns to first recap and reflect on our March 2020 conversation, as we sat on the edge of our seats, watching and waiting to see what it would be like to live through a global pandemic. We turned out okay. Today we'll talk about what we did with the last year, as far as adaptation and discovering growth opportunities. Nick has made some major strides with a program called MindFix; we explore the identification and removal of self-limiting beliefs, and the Lefkoe Method of addressing repetitive negative thoughts (Lefkoe Stimulus Process). We'll wrap up talking about fitness. We are now on Locals.com! When you join our Locals community, you'll get immediate access to playlists of all our serial ...

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Don’t Do Stuff You Hate – Un-iversity Book Club With Isaac Morehouse [PODCAST 709]

Isaac Morehouse joins the second monthly meeting of the Un-iversity Book Club, to discuss his book, Don't Do Stuff You Hate. Isaac Morehouse is the CEO of Crash, the career launch platform, and the founder of Praxis, a startup apprenticeship program. We are now on Locals.com! When you join our Locals community, you'll get immediate access to playlists of all our serial bonus content including The Discomfort Zone, In Pursuit of Utopia, and Picture of the Month Club + all future shows. schoolsucksproject.locals.com/ You are granted access to our Un-iversity private community (and all of its clubs!) when you purchase the downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials ...

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The Cruel Prejudices of Inclusive Marketing – With Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #708]

(Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 7) Friend, copywriter, marketer, and Facebook World Champion Nathan Fraser and I continue our monthly conversation about marketing and media manipulation. You'll learn more about the tactics politicians and propagandists use against you, and how you can re-purpose such tactics for good. Today we'll talk about what has been called "woke advertising." Why it fails, and IF it really fails in the long run. People love to say "get woke, go broke" I wondered if that's really a reliable rule, but Nathan applies a formula: "This market is too much X. Let's get more Y." Y comes in and wants the existing market to change to meet their preferences. Y was never the target market ...

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Orwell Rolls In His Grave – Part 1 [Un-iversity Documentary Club]

In 2003, a group of lefties came together to make the case that conservatives control the mainstream media. Almost 20 years later, many of their concerns and criticisms actually seem pretty reasonable. In our first meeting of Documentary Club, we watch the first 30 minutes of the film (in 10-minute segments) and then we respond in a group discussion.  This whole discussion will come in 3 parts. Here is the full documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8L7_bVU1c0 Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit   to the chaos of the current world. Special Invite-Only offer to Join the Un-iversity Private Community   School Sucks Project · Orwell Rolls ...

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[Un-iversity] Understanding NFTs and De-Fi

Plus much more! A follow-up about our Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, Brett's (not fun) drinking stories, medical surveillance, diversity hiring. The first 35 minutes of this audio are taken from the end; Bobby explains the basics of NFTs and DeFi. Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit ( https://sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction/) to the chaos of the current world. Special Invite-Only offer to Join the Un-iversity Private Community https://sspuniversity.com/product/join-the-un-iversity-private-community/ School Sucks Project · Understanding NFTs and DeFi

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Building A Second Brain – Part 2 of 2 [PODCAST #707]

If you've enjoyed our past content on Getting Things Done, and you're looking ways to improve and/or simplify your organization system, this show is for you! Guest: Alex Bell was the teenager I had mind when I first started this whole School Sucks project. Struggling through school and variety of personal challenges, he was the kind of person I hoped to reach. He discovered School Sucks Podcast in 2009, when the show was about three months old, and he has been a listener since then. He then became a supporter, and then a contributor, and now even an advisor. We first connected in Salem, MA in 2017, and since then we've become very close friends. Today we continue our discussion ...

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[Un-iversity Book Club] The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

Our first meeting! Huge thanks to Keri for taking the lead on this project. So...it turns out Nathaniel Branden's The Six Pillars of Self-Esttem is not the greatest personal development book of all time?? We'll discuss. The book club meets monthly; our next read and discussion is Isaac Morehouse's Don't Do Stuff You Hate.  Happening on Sat, March 27 at 2pm EST Special Invite-Only offer to Join the Un-iversity Private Community   School Sucks Project · Un-iversity Book Club - The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

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Building A Second Brain – Part 1 of 2 [PODCAST #706]

If you've enjoyed our past content on Getting Things Done, and you're looking ways to improve and/or simplify your organization system, this show is for you! Guest: Alex Bell was the teenager I had mind when I first started this whole School Sucks project. Struggling through school and variety of personal challenges, he was the kind of person I hoped to reach. He discovered School Sucks Podcast in 2009, when the show was about three months old, and he has been a listener since then. He then became a supporter, and then a contributor, and now even an advisor. We first connected in Salem, MA in 2017, and since then we've become very close friends. So today Alex is back ...

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A Year of Adjustment – With Diane Murphy of BigFish [PODCAST #705]

Diane Murphy taught in public schools for 30 years before she retired early to build BigFish, an innovative self-directed learning community in Dover, NH. I had the pleasure of speaking with Diane at the FreeCoast Festival in 2017, after hearing her presentation on BigFish. We reconnected today to discuss the growth of a self-directed learning center, and the adjustments needed to stay up and running amidst the pandemic restrictions. TedX Talk: Is Individualized Education Possible? Spoiler Alert: It is.) Related Shows: [PODCAST] #513: Building Self Directed Learning Communities (With Diane Murphy) Music: "Passing Through" Phish "Won't Be Afraid" Cat Empire The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the presenters, ...

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The Power of Narrative – With Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #704]

(Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 6) Friend, copywriter, marketer, and Facebook World Champion Nathan Fraser and I continue our monthly conversation about marketing and media manipulation. You'll learn more about the tactics politicians and propagandists use against you, and how you can re-purpose such tactics for good. Today: - How stories supersede reality. - How the stories we tell ourselves, and the stories we except as truth from others, become the background programming that runs our lives. - How stories get people killed - In marketing and sales :The stories customers tell themselves that prevent them from buying, and how to replace those stories with ones that will prime them for buying. And how to encourage those stories. More About ...

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[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s04e03) – Good Luck! Don’t Be Yourself!

Introduced as "quite possibly most annoying episode of The Discomfort Zone ever." But do Andrew and Brett deliver?!?! You decide. Andrew has a romantic experience and declares himself "Fit Costanza." Brett understands what Andrew is saying; he is also fit, neurotic, and has had romantic experiences in his life too. Together they've taken the red pill, but not the whole bottle. This is a conversation about reconciling this red pill awareness with the desire for authenticity and vulnerability when the right romantic opportunity comes along. School Sucks Project · The Discomfort Zone (s04e03) - Good Luck! Don't Be Yourself!

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Let’s Not Prepare Kids For A World That Sucks [Un-iversity]

This conversation has a very nice crescendo. On Sunday I hosted the weekly discussion group as I sat in a parking lot in what I call a very dystopian part of Pittsburgh - in the shadow of a giant Google complex watching people wait in line for food. (I'll explain more) It was very candid conversation about parenting struggles, largely around screen time. It eventually turns to the question "should people prepare their kids to exist in an increasingly unconscious and docile society?" I suggest (from the observation of my surroundings) that this world and is already here, but none of "us" are really living in it. Joel joins in to encourage everyone to go beyond the first question, shift ...

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Isaac Morehouse – Stop Seeking the Truth? [PODCAST #703]

Isaac returns to discuss an addition-by-subtraction method both for finding a fulfilling career and for developing a healthier information diet. We'll also talk about leaving Facebook, why comedy sucks, and the importance of narrative creation. Isaac Morehouse is the CEO of Crash, the career launch platform, and the founder of Praxis, a startup apprenticeship program. Isaac's Book: Don't Do Stuff You Hate We are now on Locals.com! When you join our Locals community, you'll get immediate access to playlists of all our serial bonus content including The Discomfort Zone, In Pursuit of Utopia, and Picture of the Month Club + all future shows. schoolsucksproject.locals.com/ The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn ...

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Tribes and True Believers – With Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #702]

The lost episode. Now available to the entire podcast audience. (Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 2) Friend, copywriter, marketer, and Facebook World Champion Nathan Fraser and I continue our monthly conversation about marketing and media manipulation. You'll learn more about the tactics politicians and propagandists use against you, and how you can re-purpose such tactics for good. Today: We discuss tribalism and two prophetic books - Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us, by Seth Godin and The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, by Eric Hoffer. Sub-Topics Include: - Lizard brain reasons for why we’re tribal creatures - Why the media has become more tribal over the last few decades - On a national level, Unified ...

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