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Today Isaac Morehouse, founder and chief executive of Praxis joins Christopher Lochhead to talk about the power and value of being an apprentice and why being your own credential is important. He also shares why it’s seminal to build your own digital body of work. “Don’t go buy a third-party credential. Be your own credential.” – Isaac Morehouse Three Things We Learned Degrees are dead, you need experience Getting out there in the world and learning by doing is the best way to launch an entrepreneurial career. College degrees can be attained by almost everyone, but the experience of the bigger world is what ultimately determines one’s success. Seeing what business is like will help you execute your vision, whether you know what it is or not. An apprenticeship will open your eyes People who want to do business are sometimes downtrodden by the mere fact that they have no business idea to begin with. Isaac Morehouse says that this is where working alongside someone who has a vision that they are able to execute can become your greatest learning experience. By exposing yourself to the methods of a mentor and understanding the technical aspects of the business world from a practical perspective, you’ll start to find that unique intersection of things that you’re good at, things that people value, and things that pay money. Prove your value It doesn’t matter if you’re a genius who has come up with a life-altering epiphany. If nobody gets wind of your idea or anything that you produce, then it’s practically devalued and good as non-existent. Getting out in the world and becoming your own credential will guarantee a path to success. Experience is still the best teacher. You will have to acquire the skills by being exposed to the business world and exert effort to build the body of work that you’ll be known for. Bio: Isaac Morehouse is the CEO of Praxis. There’s nothing he loves more than seeing people break free of the conveyor belt and live life on their own terms (except maybe a Lions Super Bowl victory, but he’s not holding his breath on that one). Praxis is the incorporated version of his philosophy on life and education. He blogs at isaacmorehouse.com.

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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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  • I’m interested in working for Bitcoin but atm it’s hard to find these kind of sites. At the moment it seems quite hard to benefit from Bitcoin unless you have purchased Bitcoins through your current accounts as investments. However, as someone noted somewhere else, buying and selling goods for Bitcoin online seems to be hard. How can Bitcoin make a real difference while it’s still not a feasible currency for most of us?

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  • I’m an assistant teacher at a private elementary school. I have a B.A. in English and no teaching credential. I worked as a tutor and at an after school program before. Basically I have no work experience outside of education. Last week contracts for the 2016-17 school year were sent out and I did not get one. My principal spoke to me about it. She said that I was doing a great job and was one of the most efficient people she’s ever met. However, she said that I did not seem happy at work. She said that other people have a hard time getting to know me. I’ve basically lost all will to work since then. My head teacher thinks my contract will be renewed and she always speaks highly of me. She even said today that “Next year you can work on designing the social studies curriculum.” She knows that I did not get my contract in the mail (she asked) and she’s probably talked to the principal about it. I’m upset because I feel like I’ve worked so hard for the past 6 months, yet it’s likely that I will be fired just for not being social. Perhaps education is the wrong field for me. I think if I just quit now then I can still get a positive reference/recommendation from my employer. However, I have no other skills. I still have 6 months (my paychecks are spread out over 12 months but there’s only 3 more months of school) so it’s possible that I can re-train myself during that time. Any ideas of what I can do?

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  • Dear friends, I’m currently looking for work in the San Diego area, particularly agorist as I want to replace my income that I currently get as a Marine. I have experience in copyediting and writing, and also have an interesting in cyber security/penetration testing. Is there anybody in the area that can help? This is not a fake post, I am not here to rat out individuals who do so.

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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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  • Title says it all… How did you meet? What do you talk about? How often do you talk?

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