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Life After Academia With Guillermo Ruiz
Guillermo Ruiz of 3030Strong, a rising soon-to-be ND in the ancestral health community, interviewed me about my decision to leave academia and what I’ll be doing to bring you value come January.
Guillermo Ruiz of 3030Strong, a rising soon-to-be ND in the ancestral health community, interviewed me about my decision to leave academia and what I’ll be doing to bring you value come January. Since the roots of this decision lie deep in self-reflection, we trace the story all the way back to the struggles I had in elementary school and high school, and my experience “unschooling” as a teen. Then we get into the key factors that made me do all the self-reflection and make the big decision and the things that motivate me and inspire me going forward. We conclude by getting into the nitty gritty practical aspects of exactly what I’ll be doing when I fully transition to self-employment.
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In episode 28, you can find all the following and more:
0:06:52 Meet Guillermo
0:10:31 Teaching facts versus teaching skills
0:19:06 Good reasons, ok reasons, and terrible reasons to get a PhD
0:27:30 The broken education system
0:31:05 My experience in elementary school
0:34:47 My experience in high school
0:40:29 The mismatch between ADHD and school
0:44:15 Industrialization and the rise modern schooling
0:47:13 My experience unschooling
0:55:15 Diversity of educational opportunities is the key to maximizing the potential to thrive
0:58:21 How I got involved in the Weston A. Price Foundation and wound up with a PhD
01:09:42 Solving new problems, teaching new solutions, and scaling the teaching feels creative, and it’s very different from repetitively teaching what is established in a traditional classroom.
01:16:29 The 20th century fragmentation of science and the 21st century rise of systems thinking and systems biology
01:19:54 My business model going forward
01:29:36 How Gary Vaynerchuk inspired me to put myself out of business
01:30:44 Making my health information more accessible
01:34:44 Who are my consulting clients?
01:38:27 Inspiration and motivation
01:41:44 Making the big decision
01:50:18 Wrapping up, and what we had for breakfast
01:56:10 Where to find Guillermo
Guillermo’s site, 3030Strong.Com
North Star: Learning is natural. School is optional.
John Taylor Gatto’s The Seven-Lesson Schoolteacher
Peter Shankman and Seth Godin on thriving with ADHD
Peter Shankman and Ben Greenfield discuss why ADD and ADHD are “good for you.”
Chris Kresser and Jeremy Stuart on “Unschooling as a Cure for Industrialized Education”
Chase Jarvis’s 30 Days of Genius
Tim Ferris’s distillation of Derek Sivers
Dan Pardi’s site, soon launching humanOS
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