A short list of role models for creating a career and life you want in an unconventional manner. If you’re looking for sources of inspiration, look no further.
In the digital age we’re living in now, success awaits those who are willing to ask hard questions, take a stand, and be daringly, unflinchingly, trusting of themselves.
You Don’t Need a Job–You Need Guts (blog post & mini course)
They mean well, but they just don’t get it. That’s okay. I’ve come to realize that when you are seeking to do something that’s different, the people around you might not understand it.
I have lots of ideas. How do I pick the right one? Execute on as many as possible. The right idea will pick you.
Don’t settle for a full-time job you hate. Hack freelancing until you know what it is that you want out of a career, which may not turn out to be an actual full-time, in-office gig.
Why worry about doing something you love? Figure out what the opportunity is. Find a thing, get good at it, learn to love it later.
The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge (pledge)
We forget: In life, it doesn’t matter what happens to you or where you came from. It matters what you do with what happens and what you’ve been given.
How Dropping Out of College Can Save Your Life (blog post)
The Obstacle is the Way (book)
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
The problem both for us as a society and as individuals is that we’re asking the wrong question: “How do I get a job doing that?” What if the better question is: “How do I create a job doing that?”
The End of Jobs (book)
The question you should be asking isn’t, “What do I want?” or “What are my goals?” but “What would excite me?”
The Tim Ferriss Show (podcast)
The 4-Hour Workweek (book
“Keeping it real” isn’t just a matter of facing up to harsh facts. It also includes opening up to the plethora of possibilities that offer us ways of impacting the world in spite of adversity.”
The Interesting Stuff is the Important Stuff (blog post)
Learning helps us increase our store of usable information and lower risk.
Breaking Smart (essay series)
These people, the work they do, and the ideas they share inspire us. We hope they inspire you!
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