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Questions covered this week:

  1. How should you respond to family members or close friends asking you to hire them?
  2. How do you stay above office politics in an environment where gossiping is the preferred method of building social capital?

Also covered in this episode:

  • Everyone has something to offer you and you should see every interaction as an exchange of some kind
  • Whether or not we have a moral responsibility to remain in toxic relationships
  • Recognizing that no one owes you anything and you owe nothing to anybody will help you realize your own agency when making choices
  • The idea of considering your non-negotiables when decision-making
  • Telling the truth isn’t as detrimental as we think it is
  • Most people will not tell you your weaknesses
  • Not everyone is worth building social capital with

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I'm an entrepreneur, thinker, and communicator dedicated to the relentless pursuit of freedom. I'm the founder and CEO of Praxis, an intensive ten-month program combining real world business experience with the best of online education for those who want more than college.

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  • Would love some input on this one. I live and work mostly in a state where on the northern border cannabis is legal for medicinal use and on the southern border lies a state where cannabis is “legal” for both medicinal and recreational use.   Get this…if I travel to Colorado and use a legal product and, upon my return be subject to a random drug test by my place of employment I will be instantly fired if I show THC at the “detectable” level under my company’s zero tolerance policy.   How is this fair or right…or even “legal” for that matter?  Has there been any court challenges to this type of scenario?  Does this sound insane to anyone?

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