Posts tagged career
A Case for Getting Rich

I want to ask you a question: all other things equal, who is most empowered to do good for the world?

  1. The person who makes $50,000/year with $100,000 in the bank
  2. The person who makes $300,000/year with $10,000,000 in the bank
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Start by Not Doing the Wrong Thing

Sometimes it's difficult to do know if we're doing the "right thing" or not. We might question whether something is our "calling" or if we were meant for something else. We might be jealous of someone else's career or lifestyle. We might struggle with FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and feel like if we're not doing everything we're missing out on "that one thing."

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This Overlooked Skill Set Will Compound Your Success

The world is rapidly changing and, according to the Department of Labor, an estimated 65% of current students will be employed in job roles that haven't even been created yet. There's no doubt that this is a confusing time to make assumptions about which skills will be relevant 5 years after you graduate and which won't.

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Thinking about a liberal arts degree? Think about this first.

Ahh that age old question of what you should go to school for. Many are even questioning if higher education is even worth our time any more. I do think it's worth our time, but that's for another entry. Let's assume you're already planning on going to college. What should you get your degree in?

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Garden Math: a simple formula for multiplying actions into opportunities

If you're any good at math, you know the percentage of failure is much higher when only one seed is planted than if many seeds are planted. So what if, instead of planting only one seed, you took a bit of extra time to scatter a few more? It doesn't require much more effort than throwing one seed but with every handful, the chances of one seed sprouting grows higher and higher (horrible pun intended). Investors call it diversification.

I call it Garden Math.

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What you're doing matters more than what you're "supposed to do."

People often get bent out of shape and worry over trying to figure out what they're supposed to "do" with their lives. Meanwhile, they're bypassing opportunities out of fear that they might lead them down the wrong path. But who's to say it's the wrong path when you don't know what the right one is? Heck, some people aren't even trying to forge their own paths and can be found sitting on a rock at an intersection where they were left years ago.

Consider this: What you are supposed to "do" with your life matters a lot less than what you are "doing" with your life.

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If you aren't passionate about anything, here's what you need to do.

I've long believed that passion begets mastery. Not the other way around. But as I've come to realize more about how social structures and the human mind work, I'm beginning to wonder if I have been wrong. Yesterday, I was listening to a podcast from Tim Ferriss featuring Kevin Kelly, I heard him explain it this way:

What you really want to do is master something and to use your mastery of something as a way to get to your passion. So if you start with just passion, it's sort of paralyzing because some people aren't lucky enough to know what they're passionate about.

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