I haven’t written much here recently because the truth is I’ve been really busy. Busier than I thought I’d be.
In the past few weeks I’ve been to three countries, written 12 articles, made two videos and given a talk. I’ve also made a bit of progress on my book and had to fall on the sword with Praxis a bit.
All of that is in this post.
My Upcoming Book
The book is underway and I’ll be doing an official announcement soon. Along with that I’ll start releasing chapters, some pre-sale bonuses, and other odds and ends.
Here’s a link to sign up for the prelaunch list. If you’re on it, you’ll get early access to almost everything and some exclusive content and invites.
I spoke in Prague recently at Charles University!
The main points of the talk were:
- Your college degree will not guarantee you a job. You need real skills and experiences.
- When employers say they require college degrees, they really mean they require people who can create more value than they take out in salary. Once you realize this, it’s your job to show them that.
- The best way to show an employer you’re valuable is not a resume and not a college course list — you need a value proposition. You need to identify what you can work on for the company that will add value and present that to them.
Here’s the live recording made by two Praxis participants currently living in Europe:
I’m writing one blog post for the Praxis blog per day and a number of other posts for other publications each week.
Writing everyday has been, without a doubt, the most important part of my life recently. Happiness, mental clarity, sense of accomplishment, and level of thought have all gone up. It’s been incredible. I try to shoot for about 2,000 published words per day.
- Get Some Skin in the Game: A Guide to Better Learning
- The 5 Mindsets that Will Derail Your Career Success Before it Begins
- How College Made You Hate Learning
- Why Working for Free Won’t Work for You
- You Got the Now, Now What? A Guide to Accelerating Your Career
- You Can’t Brand Yourself all the Way to Success
- What is Praxis “for?”
- Four Reasons to Work at a Company before Starting Your Own
- Five Tips for the Young and Unemployed
- How to Build a Career: A LibertyCon Resource List
- Why Every Liberty Minded Student Should Have a Blog
- What are some of the top lies that people in the modern world believe?
- A Review of Freedom without Permission
And these aren’t mentioning a handful of other posts I’m not sharing here because I don’t think you’d find them valuable.
I’ve been updating my YouTube channel with some frequency and plan to make more and more videos as time allows. Here are two I made during my recent trip to Prague and Warsaw:
- Why I Don’t Care that College Graduates “Make More Money” than Dropouts
- Don’t Go to Business School to Start a Business
If you like these, you can subscribe here. I don’t have a plan for the channel yet beyond creating videos like the above but I do plan to do some giveways to subscribers and what not.
Like I wrote above, I spoke in Prague on March 18th to a crowd of over 100 people from all over Europe.
I had planned to stay in Europe longer but I got tired of it and came home early. It cost $300 for the flight changes and as well worth it. I came home early and spent the extra days I got back in New York City with my new colleague Chuck Grimmett working on some projects for Praxis.
Why did I come home early? I’ve written elsewhere that travel is not all that. The truth is that America is an amazing country. The more I travel the more I realize this. And though I’ve become quite good at adapting to time zone changes and moving from place to place, I have resolved to travel a bit less this year.
Unless I say “hell yeah!” it’s “hell no!”
That’s why before I left Europe I took a train to Poland to visit some friends in Krakow and Warsaw. If you haven’t been the Poland, go. I’ll be writing an article some time about why it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite countries.
Where am I currently?
I’m in Austin for the foreseeable future. Austin is another place I call home and I’ve been enjoying it so much I hope to settle back here again when my schedule lightens up.
As you might have heard, we were featured on Fox News early in the month. Why am I just mentioning it here now? Because along with that Fox News attention came some unexpected growth and some unexpected mistakes on my part.
And so I ended up having to write an apology email that went out to about 2,000 people.
What I’m Reading
I recently read Freedom without Permission, a short little book written by a number of my colleagues. I try to read at least one book per week and a couple dozen articles or so.
Now that I’m settled a bit for the next few weeks at least, I’ll be able to commit much more to this blog. I’ll also keep posting links to my third party writing as quite a few of you have asked for that.