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November, 2019

  • 12 November

    School Has Robbed Young People of Their “Why” [PODCAST #630]

    Dan Sanchez is the Director of Content at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and the editor-in-chief of FEE.org. Dan is also the main writing coach for our friends at Praxis. He joins me today for a fresh take on a familiar problem: young people are drowning and purposelessness, searching for meaning. Political operators, tech giants, and disingenuous marketers are happy to tap into that desire and angst for their own exploitative purposes, offering young people a pre-packaged "why." John Taylor Gatto said “Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which ...

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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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May, 2019

  • 31 May

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e10) – Works For Me!

    "Young Alex" (Alex Bell) joins us to discuss sleep, herb dependence, a stoic disconnection from comfort and convenience, and Getting Thing Done. Then Alex educates us on why Freelancing should be in every creative's toolkit (that's the title of a presentation he's giving on June 15th!) and he shares several strategies for getting started, finding clients, and ultimately succeeding. We have some really great public speaking tips for him too! Want to see Alex speak? Learn more at the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/371143260164052/?ti=as Or buy a ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alex-bell-tickets-61475803784 No player? click HERE

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  • 20 May

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e09) – When the Right Decision Sucks

    (AUDIO, 78 Minutes) Brett and Andrew sit on a park bench, revise their fitness plans, and give each other relationship advice. No player? Click HERE.

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  • 7 May

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e08) – Upgrade Your Problems

    Today we welcome a TDZ listener to the conversation for the first time. IT IS A HUGE SUCCESS! Jay shares his backstory, his punchings, his challenges, and some valuable advice for us. We talk primarily about romantic relationships and attitudes about food. Jay also has valuable info about Brett's spine. No player? Click HERE

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April, 2019

  • 24 April

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e07) – Mastermind

    Andrew and Brett welcome Alex Bell and Drew Sample to The Studio of Champ-yinz. What we are talking about at... 0:10:00 - Andrew does not take Brett's advice from the previous meeting 0:20:00 - How did we punch the weekend in the dick? 0:30:00 - Planting your flag 0:40:00 - Brett spreads positivity in Pittsburgh 0:50:00 - Mastermind groups and impostor syndrome 1:00:00 - How to find/create the right Mastermind 1:10:00 - Masterminds and self-reflection 1:20:00 - Gooski's Bar, where you can smoke inside 1:30:00 - Positive reframing 1:40:00 - Taking your own advice

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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.

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.