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February 23rd, 2014
Episode 152 of 703 episodes
The Naive Question: "If we weren't already doing it this way, is this the way we would start?" -Peter Drucker How many of us are doing things we've always done, because we've always done them? Maybe it's our jobs, where we live, the people we surround ourselves with...it could be anything. The Naive Question forces us to re-assess these lazy commitments. After all: if we're only doing something out of habit, it's probably time to do something else. Take school. If college were invented this year, how many students would rationally decide to borrow $100K to attend? Jay Cross says very few. THAT is the Naive Question in action. It shows us which decisions we made for convenience and which decisions we made consciously. Jay Cross and Jordan Harbinger discuss: -Why "It is not enough to merely avoid failure: you need to strive for success." -How most of us prefer a good excuse for mediocrity over temporary embarrassment for greatness. -How your personality type (the scientific one, not the astrology one) has to do with your goals and your current level(s) of success -Are you TALKING or are you DOING? -How to handle naysayers and haters Working BACKWARDS from your goals Jay is an author and ed tech entrepreneur from Connecticut. He runs The Do-It-Yourself Degree to help thousands of independent learners graduate faster (and debt-free) and is working on a book of the same topic. Jay's college strategies have been featured by Fox Business, Popular Mechanics, I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Brazen Careerist, The Personal MBA, and UnCollege.org. You’ll also like: The Art of Charm Toolbox Best of The Art of Charm Podcast HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! If you dug this episode,please subscribe in iTunes and write us a review!This is what helps us stand out from all the fluff out there. Ways to subscribe to The Art of Charm Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher FEEDBACK + PROMOTION Hit us up with your comments and guest suggestions. We read EVERYTHING. Download the FREEAoC app for iPhone Email [email protected] Give us a call at 888.413.7177 Stay Charming!