College degrees don’t send the signals they once used to. You have to take charge of building your personal brand and work out loud instead. Here are ten ways to build your brand. 1. Blog One of the best ways to build your personal brand is to blog regularly on your own site. Go to… Read more about 10 Ways to Build Your Personal Brand
At Praxis, we love homeschoolers. Their motivation to learn hasn’t been crushed. They’ve built things instead of simply studying for a test. These are some of our favorite articles supporting education at home. Read to the bottom to find our special offer for homeschoolers! Why I Homeschool by Penelope Trunk Penelope Trunk started writing her… Read more about Our Favorite Homeschool Articles (And Why You Should Read Them)
This week on Office Hours, TK and Isaac discuss, doing something vs. being something, following career values when you’ve got lots of options, and knowing when to stick it out in a hard job vs. quitting and moving on. Check out the new episode of Office Hours now on iTunes, YouTube, direct download and all major podcast platforms. Questions: My career… Read more about Sticking with a Hard Job & What to Do with Lots of Options | Office Hours Podcast
Which is more important: consuming content or creating content? Should I focus on theory or should I emphasize practice? Should I initiate my own projects or should I observe what the top performers in my field are doing? Should I read a book on the topic or should I just get out there and try… Read more about Working and Studying Are Part of the Same Process
We want to provide as much value as possible to each Praxis participant during the boot camp experience. For that reason, we have a module that participants complete before they even start the program! The goal of this module is to give participants the ability to hit the ground running as soon as they begin… Read more about Curriculum Overview: Pre-program Module
The Praxis program would not be possible without our great business partners who hire participants for apprenticeships. Participants work in paid apprenticeships which means there is real responsibility, hard challenges, and a high expectation of value creation. These aren’t summer internships, they are roles that challenge participants and require them to quickly become value creators.… Read more about What Startups Partner with Praxis?
“I work in retail (electronics and mobile services). All of the employees in my position have a sales quota for getting a certain percentage of customers each month to sign up for our credit card. My sales are terrible. I’m dead last out of all the employees on my team. My manager has really been… Read more about How to Improve When You’re Starting in Sales
This week on Office Hours, TK and Isaac discuss the tendency to overlook opportunities to leverage work, when the time is right to make a strong prediction, and the law of attraction before jumping into listener questions. Check out the new episode of Office Hours now on iTunes, YouTube, direct download and all major podcast platforms. Questions: How do you ask… Read more about Asking Good Questions, Prioritizing Happiness, and Becoming a Life Coach | Office Hours Podcast
The tendency to excessively prepare is a toxic habit. If you want to get a great job now it’s far better to build practical skills rather than signing up for a theory-heavy credential. Especially for those who choose alternative and self-directed options to build these skills, it’s worth exploring the various tactics to communicate what you’ve accomplished… Read more about 10 Tactics to Get a Great Job Now
1. Do your research You should know what you’re applying for. Praxis isn’t for everyone, and it even comes with a warning label. If you’re looking for a way to launch your career, gain transferable skills, and become a member of a network that will both challenge and support you, great! If you’re looking for… Read more about Top 10 Ways to Nail the Praxis Application
There’s comfort in labels. Many people feel like society demands you to have a one word answer for what you want to do and so you naturally gravitate towards the one that gives you the most freedom and flexibility. Labels provide the illusion of self knowledge. Saying you are interested in marketing is fine at… Read more about Beware of Labels While Building Your Career
Unsure about making a year-long, $11,000 commitment? Good news: Praxis offers a host of free career resources that will widen your perspective and help you hone your skills. 1. Forward Tilt “If you want a great career, you’re going to have to create it.” This iconic book began as a series of emails that Isaac… Read more about Top 10 FREE Praxis Resources
1. Scrap the permission-based mindset. Waiting for permission is the fastest way to surrender your personal freedom and autonomy. You don’t need someone to say something is okay. If you know it’s right, based on examination and reflection, then go and do it. You don’t need someone’s accreditation to launch into the professional world. Build… Read more about Top 10 Ways to Develop Personal Freedom as a Young Adult
This week on Office Hours, Isaac and TK take on the idea that the Warriors are ruining the NBA, talk about the how organizational success is viewed differently than individual successes, and answer listener questions about college and degree requirements. Check out the new episode of Office Hours now on iTunes, YouTube, direct download and all major podcast platforms. Questions: My younger brother… Read more about Organizational vs. Individual Success and “Is College the Right Choice for Some People?” | Office Hours Podcast
Praxis is untraditional, therefore so is our application process. The program is a challenge and an adventure. Getting accepted is highly competitive. Not everyone is up to it. Successful Praxis participants bring various skill sets and experiences to the table, but what they all have in common is a forward tilt, self-motivated attitude, intellectual curiosity,… Read more about What’s the difference between the Praxis application process and the college application process?