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[PODCAST] #417: The Creative Pursuit – Introduction, Definitions and Useful Models

#SSPCreate In this introduction to March's theme, I discuss the problems I am aiming to address, a brief history of creativity as a concept, what creativity is, and three helpful models for self-evaluation and conscious improvement. Covered: - Am I out of ideas? - Creativity is relatively new in human history - "The Art of Thought" - A Pioneering Model of the Four Stages of Creativity, from a Fabian Socialist named Graham Wallas (1926) - Ad man James Webb Young's "A Technique for Producing Ideas" (1939) - Ad man Alex Osborn's "Creative Problem-Solving Process" (1953) - Let's not forget about Sir Ken Robinson Bumper Music: Electric Guest - "This Head I Hold" Look Closer: 6 Obstacles to Creative Thinking and ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #416: Just Say “Milo Yiannopoulos” and Watch What Happens – Brett On Free Talk Live

Yesterday I joined Mark and Ian on the Free Talk Live Saturday show. I wanted to discuss my impressions of Milo Yiannopoulos and his recent confrontations on college and university campuses. But race took over the conversation. Covered: Social Justice Warriors, Colleges and Universities, Black Lives Matter, Free State Project, Racism in America, Soft Bigotry, Institutional Racism, Black Holocaust, Taking Responsibility, Work Ethic and Driving While Black. The article: Pitt Students ‘In Tears’ and Feeling ‘Unsafe’ After Milo Yiannopoulos Event The video: The show:

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[VIDEO] #415: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 5 – Embrace Your Incompetence + Q&A

February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #5: Embrace Your Incompetence Ego is perhaps the biggest obstacle in the way of learning. People get wrapped up in the appearance of competence or the appearance of knowledge, and they rarely allow themselves to admit being wrong. You might think of ego as a huge methodological error. In reality, failure is your best friend. Failure is immediate feedback that “something is wrong.” And it’s a necessary part of the process for everyone. You literally cannot get from beginner to ...

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[PODCAST] #415: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 5 – Embrace Your Incompetence

February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #5: Embrace Your Incompetence Ego is perhaps the biggest obstacle in the way of learning. People get wrapped up in the appearance of competence or the appearance of knowledge, and they rarely allow themselves to admit being wrong. You might think of ego as a huge methodological error. In reality, failure is your best friend. Failure is immediate feedback that “something is wrong.” And it’s a necessary part of the process for everyone. You literally cannot get from beginner to ...

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[VIDEO] #414: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 4 – Doubt Everybody

Part 1 Part 2 February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #4: Doubt Everybody (Skepticism) Though it sounds rude, I suggest assuming that most people don’t know what they are talking about and do not understand the correct basics. That includes most “experts”, or instructors, in everything from the world of ideas, back to the martial arts, or even basic practical skills. See More Show Notes Here Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: 1A3oPBkXU156c3NKqWpNdGfTizc8JAgwKZ ...

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[PODCAST] #414: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 4 – Doubt Everybody

February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #4: Doubt Everybody (Skepticism) Though it sounds rude, I suggest assuming that most people don’t know what they are talking about and do not understand the correct basics. That includes most “experts”, or instructors, in everything from the world of ideas, back to the martial arts, or even basic practical skills. See More Show Notes Here Full Video: Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: 1A3oPBkXU156c3NKqWpNdGfTizc8JAgwKZ Please Support ...

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[VIDEO] #413: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 3 – Mastering the Basics

February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #3: The Basics Essentially related to the principles of technique and efficiency is mastery of the basics – the fundamentals – of any discipline is mastering the discipline. Roger Federer isn’t doing backflips and advanced techniques on the tennis court; he does basic, textbook shots, and they are executed at an extremely high level. See More Show Notes Here Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: 1A3oPBkXU156c3NKqWpNdGfTizc8JAgwKZ Please ...

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[PODCAST] #413: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 3 – Mastering the Basics

February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #3: The Basics Essentially related to the principles of technique and efficiency is mastery of the basics – the fundamentals – of any discipline is mastering the discipline. Roger Federer isn’t doing backflips and advanced techniques on the tennis court; he does basic, textbook shots, and they are executed at an extremely high level. See More Show Notes Here Full Video: Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: ...

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[VIDEO] #412: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 2 – Efficiency

February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #2: Efficiency Getting from A to B with the least amount of energy, in the most efficient way. Eliminating all unnecessary steps. This is true both physically and mentally. -energy conservation -relaxation -directness Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: 1A3oPBkXU156c3NKqWpNdGfTizc8JAgwKZ New Subscriber Geography Trivia Today's Show is brought to you by David B. from Dallas, TX. Thank you David for your contribution to SSP! Please Support School ...

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[PODCAST] #412: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 2 – Efficiency

February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #2: Efficiency Getting from A to B with the least amount of energy, in the most efficient way. Eliminating all unnecessary steps. This is true both physically and mentally. -energy conservation -relaxation -directness Full Video: Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: 1A3oPBkXU156c3NKqWpNdGfTizc8JAgwKZ New Subscriber Geography Trivia Today's Show is brought to you by David B. from Dallas, TX. Thank you David for your contribution to SSP! Please ...

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[VIDEO] #411: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 1 – Technique

February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #1: Technique The method in which you accomplish what you’re trying to do. It’s the concrete “how”. - People have heroes, heroes become superhuman, godly – they look up to but never into people - high-level performers simply have better technique than their competition. They are closer to “the right way of doing X” than other people. - Almost everybody does everything incorrectly? - Practice makes perfect? - Steve's self-education in economics? - Credentialing Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or ...

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[PODCAST] #411: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 1 – Technique

February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #1: Technique The method in which you accomplish what you’re trying to do. It’s the concrete “how”. - People have heroes, heroes become superhuman, godly – they look up to but never into people - high-level performers simply have better technique than their competition. They are closer to “the right way of doing X” than other people. - Almost everybody does everything incorrectly? - Practice makes perfect? - Steve's self-education in economics? - Credentialing Full Video: Check out more at: ...

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[BONUS] What Teaching Taught Me About Learning: Intellectual Aspects

We can divide the study of learning itself into several aspects: intellectual, psychological, social, physical and metaphysical. This audio is a checklist of intellectual considerations - purpose, methodology, expression, selection, embracing ignorance. One of my favorite infographics:

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[PODCAST] #410: The Principles of Learning Anything – Series Introduction

February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Today's show is an orientation; Steve discusses his background and his introduction to the world of ideas. Steve: "At the highest levels, the principles of learning blend together. Efficiency, technique, mastery of the basics, relaxation, acceptance of failure - they are universal." Full Video: Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: 1A3oPBkXU156c3NKqWpNdGfTizc8JAgwKZ New Subscriber Geography Trivia Today's Show is brought to you by Andy K. from Tuscaloosa, AL. Thank ...

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[BONUS] Seven Tips To Prepare Your Brain For Learning

February's theme is called The Principles of Learning Anything, and this presentation is a primer for the upcoming shows. Reflecting on lessons learned in the last year, I discuss the benefits of and techniques for (1) Capturing and Collecting (2) Improving Focus (3) Escaping the comfort zone (4) Maximizing sleep quality. Plus additional thoughts on diet, exercise and lifestyle balance. HowSleepWorks.com Steve Patterson Kevin Geary's One-Page Complete Guide To Real Food [PODCAST] #352: Six Pillars of achieving a healthy body and mind (with Kevin Geary and Osborne)

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SSP Productivity Month! (January 2016)

All episodes this are intended as reviews, updates and expansions on our 2013 series Presence and Productivity. 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 [PODCAST] #401: Setting and Achieving Goals (1 of 2) – Attitudes, Obstacles and Mistakes 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. Click here to view those episodes. [PODCAST] #402: Setting and Achieving Goals (2 of 2) ...

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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] #408: A Better World Starts With A Clean Bedroom

SSP Productivity Month! Jake Desyllas from The Voluntary Life is back to discuss the process of upgrading and maintaining positive habits. Covered: - habits may seem trivial, but the are the most important part of a productivity system - two approaches to change: slow and steady vs. New Year's resolution - triggers for activating habits vs. friction against habits - How do we do it? morning routine, 7 Weeks (Android app), Jake uses Way of Life (iOS) - no matter what else is going on, do the simple things; even though these seemingly minor habits are the first thing that fall by the wayside when we're really busy - Jake: "Habits dramatically reduce the amount of willpower and brainpower required ...

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[PODCAST] #407: Advanced Productivity Tools – The Secret Weapons of A Lifestyle Entrepreneur

SSP Productivity Month! My guest is Kevin Geary, founder of SixFigureGrind.com . Kevin is a busy lifestyle entrepreneur, writer, husband and father. Impressed with his levels of productivity and success, I originally added him to the guest roster for SSP Productivity Month to explore a "day in the life of Kevin." However, we spent most of this conversation focusing on Kevin's tools and strategies - it's a highly valuable conversation for aspiring entrepreneurs. Tools & Apps: - GMAIL (web + IOS) Labeling system All email addresses routed to same place - Google Calendar (web + IOS) Keep track of appointments + automated reminders - Way of Life (IOS) Secret weapon for making sure key behaviors are accomplished/avoided in specific patterns. ...

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[PODCAST] #406: Time Mastery – A Conversation With Kevin Kruse

SSP Productivity Month! Kevin Kruse is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management: The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs. The book is the product of interviews with and research on over 250 highly productive and successful people including Mark Cuban, Kevin Harrington, James Altucher, John Lee Dumas, Pat Flynn, Grant Cardone, and Lewis Howes. Kevin is also a successful serial entrepreneur and a columnist for Forbes. He joins me to discuss what he says is an extremely powerful productivity tool. And it's one I left behind long ago: the calendar. Covered: - 1440 minutes in a day - the Pomodoro Technique; work sprints ...

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[PODCAST] #405: Time Freedom – A Conversation With A World-Traveling Entrepreneur

SSP Productivity Month! Kevin Koskella from FreedomLovin.com joins me to discuss short cuts and "smart cuts" for better time management, and ultimately more time freedom. In this conversation Kevin shares his experiences with and lessons from being a world-traveling author and entrepreneur. Covered: - Maintaining routines and getting work done while traveling - Outsourcing the urgent but not important work - Apprehension about outsourcing - Making more of mundane activities - Time Quantification - Kevin's time saving tools - Lifestyle balance 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 FEE's seminars here. New Subscriber Geography Trivia Today's Show is also brought ...

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[PODCAST] #404: Brett’s Complete Guide To Evernote with GTD – Tutorial

SSP Productivity Month! After spending the first half of the month looking at the bigger picture, we'll down focus down to examine specific tools and strategies. This presentation is a response to numerous listener questions and requests related to the integration of Evernote with David Allen's Getting Things Done productivity methods. Drew Sample of TheSampleHour.com joins me for this tutorial. Video Time Codes - 00:00-10:00 - Problems we'll address, how to set up Evernote 10:00-12:00 - Web Clipper Plug-In 12:00-19:00 - GTD, Input-Process-Output, Vertical and Horizontal Views of Life 19:00-22:00 - Setting up Notebooks and Notebook Stacks in Evernote 22:00-28:30 - The "In" Box and Folders - Collection, Identification, Organization 28:30-34:00 - Evernote Customization, Next Actions 34:00-42:30 - Creating and ...

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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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