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1533: Rules of Ascendancy: Learn to the Task, Not the Test by Isaac Morehouse on How To Pursue Meaningful Challenges

2020-02-21 | 🔗

Isaac Morehouse shares his thoughts on rules of ascendancy.

Episode 1533: Rules of Ascendancy: Learn to the Task, Not the Test by Isaac Morehouse on How To Pursue Meaningful Challenges

Isaac Morehouse is the founder and CEO of Praxis, an awesome startup apprenticeship program making degrees irrelevant for careers. He is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of freedom. He's written some books, done some podcasting, and is always experimenting with self-directed living and learning. When he's not with his wife and kids or building his company, he can be found smoking cigars, playing guitars, singing, reading, writing, getting angry watching sports teams from his home state of Michigan, or enjoying the beach.

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Real quick. I recommend listening to the show on Spotify, we can listen to all of your favorite artist and podcast in one place for free without a premium account. Spotify has a huge catalog of podcast on every imaginable topic, plus he can follow your favorite podcast, so you never miss an episode premium. Users can download episodes to listen to offline wherever and whenever and easily share what you're listening to with your friends on Instagram. So if you haven't done so already be sure to download the Spotify app search for optimal living daily on Spotify or browse podcast into your library, Tab also make sure to follow me. So you never miss an episode optimal living daily. This is optimal. Living daily episode, fifteen thirty three rules of ascendancy learn to the task, not the test by. more house of Isaac, moorhouse dot com and I'm just a moloch. Happy Friday, woke up to the podcast, were simply red blogs to you for free, covering personal growth and self help. Topics like mindfulness minimalism
himself care meditation and allow more, if you like, the showed really appreciate you sharing it with someone and getting them to subscribe, because a really long give us our guy in a really means a lot. I was me my data here about people sharing it or so people sharing online. So thank you for that. But for now you're right you today's boast after my using your life rules of ascendancy learn to the task not test by Isaac. Moorhouse of Isaac Moorhouse dot com. I would describe three types of people. I call them average elite and ascendant. One of the differences between the three is how they approach: learning pain, prestige or purpose average people learn what they need to avoid paying Lee people learn what they need to get the grade based a test when the ward are vacation, impress people oh and obtain honours assent and people dont care about
delays or awards or tests or stickers are stars, do you learn exactly what's needed to solve a problem that matters to them exactly when it's needed? No more! No less no sooner know later, if you want to be average, avoid pain and learn like a lab rat. If you want to be elite, woke up on tons of just in case knowledge, so you never look dumb and you can chase prestige and external foundation, if you wanna, be ascendant the best of the best creators, tremors doers rebels, find meaning challenges and projects, pursue them and learn what you need to complete them. Tasks versus tests. Mitchell Earl built a horrible website. He gone aid for it was I
because Mitchell particularly want or need a website at the time. It also sought for the same reasons that helped him is the computer class in which he built it. He spent the semester on it. I met all the specific course requirements. Hyperlinks number of pages content lay out and followed. The recommended steps is meant to be a digital Razumihin swords, but it was ugly in useless and real world. In fact, Mitchell DIN use it after the clock, so they would have lowered rather than raise his professional value o need a remember. Any of the techniques used to build the same wants a class was over a few years later. Mitchell was in practice and eager to improve his writing, building, audience signal, is value and discover meaningful work for an entrepreneurial tendencies. He wanted a good website, so I built one in a few weeks. He took some tips from the practice community ignored others picked up a few new skills, you Youtube and put together a great site to this day.
you can tell you how to integrate word press with opt in forms, customize themes improve Essie YO get home, set up in a lot more useless, EL, to build a new website for his business partner, where he now works when he had a specific task that meaningful to him, based on his own desires, Mitchell build a vastly superior product in far less I'm an routine specific skills that he had to pick up to do it he only exactly what the task demanded now what the test required dismay: the learning faster, more intense, more fun and more useful. Just in time versus just in case, my son is really to video games, art design energy may media he's a creator having learned myself the slow hardway, how important marketing and sales gills arctic readers creators always trying to impart bits of wisdom to him. He might need you need. as the cells creation some day he Megan oars me there's nothing in his deal. experience that demands the advice I supply just an old guy, giving
The main site, without any current context, has exactly how I felt intolerant marketing classes through all these words and charts and concepts and key studies there really did mean anything to it. Sure some day when I'm trying to promote a product target market will be important. Yet when that day actually came The classroom cramming did nothing for me anyway. I use my glasses rattler from scratch. How to market When I needed it to survive sooner in the info was worse than useless. I developed a bias against what will later be important concepts, because I despise being forced to chase aids by memorizing serve that didn't help me achieve my goals when it matters once is enough. The entire modern education apparatus is built on just in case learning, know how to multiply fractions. Just in case you find yourself tasked with preparing a report on some data someday. I don't know when the treaty of nice I was signed just in case on our,
further, even as a case for that one. Unless you want to be a guest on jeopardy, otherwise, Google, it I talked to a bright young guy inexact, An ever growing start up who sent me a financial reports approve a few months ago. I noticed a mistake. He calculate the percentage increase from month to month incorrectly. I pointed it out and sent a forest of explanation. I found on Google. He laughed about forgetting said thanks, fixed and never had a problem again. Yet how many hours had he been forced to sit in a classroom, doing a unit on percentages and for what we needed the knowledge prior to an important board meeting. He found it fast elements, learn more about marketing and one evening a play mario maker than I did from all those classes. Real learning is hard but sneaky. I played a lotta legos a kid. My kids do now is a pastime full of pain,
anguish and maniacal, just one more minute, almost done so late into the night. We have a vision for a build and you must must find a way to solve it with imperfect pieces. Your brain is stretched in your creativity, awakened it's hard work that can even take a physical at all ever bent over digging through a bit of plastic blocks for an hour. a shred, brisk deeply meaningful and fun your nobody else is timeline. If I asked my kids if they were learning anything applying they would laugh yet, I'm totally convinced just like me, you're learning more from Lego than they would, if I may them do algebra. Instead, real learn happens, when Europe's urban, solving a real problem, one that matters to you complete abandonment of lessons in a deep personal interest in Calvin and Hobbes. For my son to learn to read the same pattern can be spotted in all real learning. Knowledge is overrated, doing a bunch of stuff. Isn't that valuable? Knowing what you need to know,
a problem, reach a goal or become a better version of yourself is hugely valuable. Avenues requires first figuring, what's a non essential men ignoring it, conscious ignorance is hugely valuable work. don't waste time. Energy worry about we D memorizes for prestige or fear of embarrassment or would determine how much room you have left to learn. What does matter This is also, why advocate completely ignoring the news dont be prepared, be hungry, son about what you know or even who you know is about what will improve your life, how to learn it, how much of it to learn and when, Goals in dreams are better than grades and information, meaningful tasks and challenges, are better than memorized facts in textbooks: Buddhism, cool stuff, and go be what you want to be when you need to learn to take the next step, you will now be better than any arbitrary data cram for any class average people can learn the basics. When shoved elite people can learn
plus a bunch of other stuff as meaningful to others, not them ascending people discover who they are, who they want to be and learn what it takes to close the gap between the two. you don't listen to the post. Titled rules of ascendancy learned the task, not the time, but as a more house of eyes, Moorhouse Dartle, a real, quick thanks to anchor for hosting the spot cast anchor is the easiest way to make upon cast they'll distribute your podcast for you, so it can be heard everywhere: Spotify Apple, podcast, Google, podcast and many more. You can easily make money from your bike ass to with no minimum listener. Ship anger gives you everything you need in one place for free which it can use right from your phone or computer creation tools like recording, Eddie, you're podcast. So it sounds great download. The anchor app
or go to anchor dot fm to get started. Figured Isaac he's a host of a pie, casualties common called office hours where they answer questions and give advice about career. This post hit home. For me, I've done a good amount of school, both the bachelors a masters degree in business. Some of that info was helpful, but, as with all oh grams, there will be information that you'll never use it s, just the truth of it out in his answers to skip school, but we should definitely be coins and of this deadly learn all more and more skills from doing things. I needed to get done with my business, whether that be building website marketing, even finances in taxes. I learn that stuff way faster and remembered it better when I needed to use it in real life, for my business compared to be seen in school, just because, if not actually necessary in school, before Some biology happening there, where our brain store it differently based on these different situations. So I think that take away to strive for that ascendant level,
discover who you are and what skills you need to get where you actually want to be in use those scales in real life, but you do for the Friday episode the great weakened, if you listen in real time, no catch you over the weekend where optimal life awaits hey. This is Dan from the optimal financed daily podcast, which is a lot like this show, except more focused on personal financed, just in hand, picks the best posts he can find from blogs and authors like Remit, safety, Mr Money, moustache and more- and I read them team five days a week. So if you enjoy this punk cast come on over and subscribe to optimal financed daily to and together we optimize your financial life. You ve been listening to optimum living daily, be sure they hit the subscriber to stay up to date. On this new episode and heads up old cod cast doubt how that's o elsie I cast doc
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