The Five P's w/ Taylor Pearson
We wanted to hear from Taylor five very specific ideas. I wanted to know what Taylor thinks of the 5 P's: Process, Protest, Passion, Profits, Progression. See what I mean below, according to best selling author, speaker, blogger and all around raucous maker, Taylor Pearson.
Hope you enjoy a little straight forward sage wisdom.
Q&A with Taylor Pearson
Codie: Many talk about the importance of a morning ritual. You have a very detailed ritual here, but if you had to choose one portion for the busy working professional or parent that can only squeeze in 30 minutes, what would it be?
Meditate and Journal. If I’m traveling or wake up late and I can’t go through my full ritual these are the two that I always make sure to do.
Codie: What is something you believe wholeheartedly to be true that 90% of the population disagrees with you on?
In our generation we will see the end of the nation state. Most people will live online and to the extent that we live in the world, we are more bound to cities than nation states. Said another way, in 50 years we will view nationalism like we view racism today.
Codie: We hear so much talk these days of following your passion or what fuels you but admittedly you highlight this sentiment from author Neil Gaiman, "how he writes a book is to lock himself in a room with nothing but a word processor until he becomes so bored that he writes a book. That sounds about right." That doesn't sound like passion to me as much as persistence, do you believe we should follow our passion or persist?
Passion is so overused and poorly defined that it’s almost like saying “good.” It’s totally subjective. Generally, people think they should be passionate about what they are doing this very second. It doesn’t seem to work like that. At any given minute of my day, I would probably rather be sailing on a yacht, or having sex, or eating ice cream. But a life filled with those things strikes me as hollow. What make a good life is quite the opposite, it is struggle towards an unachievable goal.
Codie: One of the difficult things I've seen for entrepreneurs is producing serious cash flow. It's possible to cover bills and currency arbitrage or geo-arbitrage across multiple small and fluid businesses but what about those who want 7 figure income, status and success. These things are relatively achievable in corporate structures, is it achievable in entrepreneurship on a large scale (or only in Silicon Valley)? And if so, how at a high level?
I’m probably not the right person to ask. At least for me, that’s not really the point. Statistically, very few people will make 7 figure incomes. For me the point is that I get to make something which I find important and meaningful that helps other people. If I do it right, I make enough money that I get the privilege of doing it again.
Codie: I've always believed in your career you should try to align yourself to growth markets. If the next growth market is non-traditional 9 to 5's or being an entrepreneur, what one piece of advice would you give readers on how to capitalize on this growth market?
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For more on Taylor Pearson
Read Taylor's thoughts on The First Job Dilemma here!
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