My mission: To actualize everyone.
I want to enable every individual to dream up worthwhile world-changing work, and then carry out that dream efficiently.
…by helping people who don’t know what they want to do to determine what their life’s work could be by helping them learn fast.
…by enabling dreamers to go big without fear or self judgement.
…by creating systems that let adventurers do meaningful work through clear communication and effective collaboration.
Definitions related to my “mission statement”
Mission: an important assignment carried out for political, religious, or commercial purposes, typically involving travel. (lol)
Actualize: To make a reality of.
(how cool is that? To make a reality of people.)
Reality: the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.
I think these definitions and the ways they relate to the ideas above are fun to think about. I hope you do, too. Okay, let’s keep going.
What would a world I love living in look like?
Not that the world we have isn’t amazing already.
If you want to learn more, click on each of these 3 beliefs. They will help make a world like the ones I described above.
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These qualities are a choice, not a discovery or pursuit.
I believe that people who are doing their best deserve to be happy. I believe that each person is valuable and worthy of education and opportunity. I want to encourage child-like curiosity, adult-like critical thinking, un-ironic enthusiasm. We should all get excited about the awesome world we live in and our profound ability to engineer a better one.
Those of us who have had our questions answered and our dreams encouraged can be responsible for helping everyone else receive education and opportunity. We have the tools to make the world we want to live in if we’re willing to figure out what that world is.
I believe that the world will be best if all people are doing their best and have the tools to realize their dreams.
The three best ways to succeed at your dreams are cultivating curiosity for its own sake, learning from fast failures (most people fail slowly), and seeking helpful criticism.
I believe that learning and growth happens best when people are encouraged to fail fast and be naturally curious, and reassured that they are worthwhile even when they make mistakes. I believe that people who choose to enjoy the journey can fail and learn from it, regardless of if they ever reach the destination they imagined. I believe that people who know they are valuable and worthwhile can receive criticism effectively instead of taking it personally.
Discovering that you are wrong is one of life’s best gifts. Knowing what you don’t know is the first step in any learning process. You can’t get where you need to go by thinking you are already there. If you want to grow, first you must know you are wrong without worrying about if that makes you less valuable, then you must confidently go somewhere new and ask questions.
Purposeful, effective communication involves using simple words, listening actively and compassionately, and seeking to understand before criticizing.
I believe that clear communication is the key to the world we imagine. I believe the most complex things can be explained simply. I believe active listening is the most valuable skill a person or a nation can cultivate.
When we learn about new perspectives, we all face a choice between criticizing or understanding. Understanding is more difficult and more worthwhile than criticism. People who want to create the most opportunity for everyone should seek to understand and empathize before criticizing or teaching.
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