First principles thinking is a philosophy for solving problems that is used by the world’s top scientists. It’s also something that Elon Musk says he uses in his everyday life.
First principles thinking has a reputation for being way too complex. But it’s a lot simpler than it sounds. First principles thinking is the process of reducing a problem to its core ideas or components. You remove everything you know is false about the idea and only think about what is true.
The goal is to break a problem down into its fundamental elements and then think of a solution…
A philosopher studies how the world works and how we can gain knowledge of those things. They seek understanding. We can engage in philosophical thinking by asking questions about the world we live in, then seeking understanding.
An example of engaging philosophical thinking can be when you consider why you did something, such as why didn’t you go to the gym today? There are multiple answers someone could have for this question. But the goal of answering this question is to understand why you didn’t go to the gym. One answer to the question might be you didn’t have enough…
Former New Jets quarterback, Joe Namath said, “To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn’t know where he is going.”
Before you can lead others you have to know where you’re going. You have to become the pilot for your life and strive to reach your destination. Too many people today want to be leaders or influencers, but don’t know where they are going. The blind are leading the blind when people without direction come into leadership roles.
It doesn’t have to be that way with you…
I didn’t publish a blog because I thought it was bad. I was afraid someone would say this is awful. So I didn’t publish it because my fragile ego couldn’t handle anyone telling me my writing or idea was bad.
I learned something by questioning my reasoning for not publishing.
And there are two truths I want to share.
You’re the only person thinking your ideas and content is bad. You’re the only person placing expectations on work, which is good, but be easy on yourself if you’re just starting.
Because the only way to get good at something is…
Our Internet consumption has gone up, since the start of the pandemic. We’re creating more content and consuming more content. We’re on 24/7 and it’s becoming too much.
We are connecting and networking with so many people now that we’re losing the connection that matters most. The connection we have with ourselves.
It’s time to unplug.
And get back in tune with ourselves.
It’s time to unplug because we’re in danger.
In danger of burning out from the internet. In danger of reaching the point where we look at the internet as being a curse instead of a blessing or…
Reskilling is the only way you will be able to survive in the future.
I’m not going to tell you to learn SEO or to code.
But maybe you should.
Because it is time for you to reskill.
Reskilling means learning a new skill to do a different job.
Our world is changing fast! And reskilling can help you stay competitive in the market that’s becoming tougher every day.
AI is here. GPT-3 is here. I see a new AI product daily. It’s amazing. However, these positive advancements in technology will also come with a drawback. Because it means there’s…
To make it as a creator you need to give more than you take.
While you do have needs as a creator, you have to understand the needs of your audience come first. Being a creator means you’re a leader.
Jesus said “Whoever wants to become great among you must be a servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.” in Mark verse 43–44.
Unfortunately, most creators don’t view this path as a way of making it, because it means putting others first and shifting their perspective from being me and I focused to you focused.
These are things you should do if you want be an amateur. There is nothing wrong with being an amateur. But understand that being an amateur means you’re not a pro.
Realize that amateurs don’t get paid, and they sing extremely good at karaoke to feel like they are living out their dream of being a musical artist, instead of recording and releasing songs on the internet.
The amateur is the impostor.
They also spend too much time watching YouTube videos but for them it’s research.
It’s not research. It’s…
The law of the instrument is a cognitive bias that says we have an over-reliance on a familiar tool or tools.
This law is also known as Maslow’s Hammer because it was Abraham Maslow, who once stated “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”
I spent one summer helping my father’s friend with construction projects. I learned a lot during that summer. When my father’s friend had to get people to help he would ask them about the tools they use. …
“You were running a good race. Who stopped you from following the true way?”
There’s a reason why you’re failing.
There’s a reason why you aren’t making progress on your goals.
You stopped playing your game.
You stopped running your race.
You started following the crowd. You started to put an emphasis on reaching your goal in 60 days instead of reaching your goal. You listened to them and thought they were doing it better when they’re trying to figure it out like you.
I get it.
Too often we get caught in what other people…