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April, 2019

  • 30 April

    Isaac Morehouse – How To Choose, Build, Signal, and Sell Valuable Skills [PODCAST #609]

    Isaac Morehouse is the CEO of Crash, the career launch platform, and the founder of Praxis, a startup apprenticeship program. He joins me today to map out a better route to beginning or even relaunching a fulfilling career. Better than what? Better than what almost all of us learned to do. School inculcates a permission mentality; schooled people seek someone to vouch for them. Today you'll stand out more if you can vouch for yourself. Isaac's book, Crash Your Career: Ditch the Gatekeepers and Be Your Own Credential, provides a step-by-step process for how to do this. In it he writes: "...degrees are dead, whether or not most people know it yet. The internet killed them. But it didn’t kill ...

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  • 23 April

    Is It Time To Give Up On Millennials? With Aaron Clarey [PODCAST #608]

    A whole generation? Is that even a fair question? Today's discussion is a series of polite disagreements and even politer agreements with Aaron Clarey, who argues the answer to that question is yes. One huge point of agreement: marketing and advertising are both getting increasingly obnoxious and aggravating as large corporations move their targeting to woke Millennials. The center of our disagreement: are most Millennials (and even many Gen-Xers like Aaron and myself) even in search of a purpose? Or has leftist politics prevented such a quest from ever happening? Bio: Aaron is a motorcycle riding, ballroom dancing, fossil hunting, mountain climbing, economist. He spent 15 years in the banking industry to learn that work sucks, life is short, and ...

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  • 17 April

    Jason Seib – Optimizing Your Mind/Body Alliance [PODCAST #607]

    Jason Seib is a fat loss coach, fitness and nutrition author, and speaker. He is also the creator of the Alt-Shift Diet, which doesn't have to be seen as a "diet diet" - temporary and filled with frustrating sacrifices. His philosophy aligns with previous health and fitness coaches we've had on the show, and with what has proven most successful for me. Even though Jason's work focuses primarily on 30+ moms frustrated with yo-yo diets, I've bought into his approach in a big way over the last 2 years, with great results. Recently I was looking for ways to optimize my diet and fitness pursuits, which actually means addressing some mistakes and shortcuts I have been making. I thought, who ...

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  • 8 April

    With Great Time Freedom Comes Great Time Responsibility – A Guide To Block Scheduling [PODCAST #606]

    Three years ago a time, energy and attention management expert name Kevin Kruse came on School Sucks to discuss block scheduling and some of its helpful, supporting strategies. I listened politely, and then did something entirely different. However, after much more trial and error in managing my time efficiently and effectively, I am revisiting Kevin's advice and combined it with some additional resources from Brian Tracey, Cal Newport and Tim Ferriss. After three solid months of experimentation with block scheduling, I'm ready to report my findings in this marathon solo show. I hope this is helpful for many of you. Backstory/Problems Lately on SSP, we've been spending a lot of show time discussing the glories of being your own boss. ...

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March, 2019

  • 29 March

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e05) – Unschoolable

    It is revealed that Andrew is the exemplar of our brand new SSP slogan: "be unschoolable." Andrew dropped out of high school at the END of his senior year, after years of associating "learning" with boredom. At this same time he gained confidence and realized satisfaction in his problem solving skills with pursuits outside of school. Today we talk about his personal history - filled with discomforts, self-judgments and uncertainties - and how taught him important lessons about identifying opportunities, selling, not looking to others for validation or direction, and not following traditional paths.

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  • 21 March

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e04) – Brett Goes back To College?

    A tough couple of weeks for the team - Andrew has a funk and Brett follows a story about two high-profile hip hop murders back to his wayward life in the late 1990s. An unexpected invitation also forces Brett to further revisit this regret-filled period of his life, so he asks Andrew if he should embrace the opportunity to face his past - up close and personal - or if he should just leave it behind.

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  • 4 March

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e03) – Anticipating the Frog

    We're not eating enough frogs for breakfast and this can really ruin the day. We'll explain. We also discuss the lessons from a month of block scheduling and ways to improve the practice. Plus Brett's trip to the hospital, Andrew's bi-phasic sleep and a review of High Performance Habits.

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February, 2019

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.

Welcome to SchoolSucksProject.com. We strive to provide young people with the building blocks of intellectual, financial and lifestyle independence. This includes in-depth explorations into higher-level thinking, organization and productivity, emotional and physical health, habit and lifestyle optimization, history and philosophy, psychology, self-directed learning, entrepreneurship, and communication/negotiation strategies. It's all essential information, but almost none of it is taught in school. Our content is ideal for frustrated high school and college students, home-educating parents, and adults who are interested in independently furthering their education and achieving self-actualization.