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I've been writing on www.withjoewehbe.com for more than a year, trying to open Doors for others.   What I've learnt about people is that when we haven't clarified our own ideas or values on a topic, we are impressionable — we take them absent-mindedly from those around us.   Ideas and values dictate what Doors we open, and so, we must choose our own ideas and values, so that we control our journeys.   Here are some frameworks that will change how you think for the rest of your life:   The Minimum Viable Lifestyle — personal finance, how you invest your time, how hard you chase income

Books carry a special place in our world — they move the culture forward.   There was a time when you needed permission and approval to write a book. It was not so long ago in fact. A publisher needed to agree to bring your idea into the world and stock it on shelves.   There were gatekeepers. There were people who got to decide. People other than you.   As Seth Godin says, that barrier has now disappeared. In 2021, you can write a book and put it online any time you like. Did you know that? You can put it on Amazon right now,

Don't thank me.   The magic comes from the people who are in the Room.   Not the person who Opens the Door.   One Thing.   The business books tell you to focus on one thing, and to become world class at it.   To the business books I say, my physiotherapist wanted me to do rehab for half and hour each day on my ankle.   The problem is, that's too much time to give to my ankle. I have a life to live.   In the same way, the focus of my life cannot be to develop myself into a product with high market value. I was not designed for the

Most of us look for a map to follow. I suspect we have all been guilty of wanting to see the path laid out before us, with no hidden bends or unfinished roads.   But as it is with real-world expeditions, you need to go off road.   No great learning or solution can be laid out step-by-step-by-step. The Thousand Doors is the truth that your real future lies hidden, out of sight, and requires you to Open Doors.   There is no fool-proof process, no journey free from obstacles. If you're being creative and daring, there are very few relevant best practices.   Nothing worthwhile is straightforward.   Stop

"The only risk, is not taking any risks" - Scott McKeon   When you're in the Room choosing between a few Doors, there is only one option that is wrong. As each Door is really the first of a Thousand Doors that lie one after another, the only wrong decision is choosing no Door. The Door I'm opening now in my life is called The Constant Student Community. It is an online learning community to help people discover what they love doing — whether it's a traditional career, creative side project or full-blown startup. To be clear, this is a business I've co-founded and

It's 2:47pm on Sunday afternoon, 7th March 2021 and I'm about to miss the opportunity of a lifetime. I have computed a hypothetical journey into Transport NSW's Trip Planner; getting from St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney to Mystery Bay, which is a coastal area in NSW to visit my friend, by public transport. The journey that gets me there earliest begins 3 minutes from now and is detailed below. If you examine the itinerary carefully, there is a critical flaw somewhere. Let's see if you can find it.   Here's my journey to Mystery Bay:   2:50pm Walk 10 minutes from St. Mary's Cathedral to Castlereagh St

As I always say, 'all advice is bad advice'.   Because no matter how smart or 'successful' they are, no one is you.   Therefore, they can't give you perfect advice. Almost no one effectively contextualises the advice they give to your situation.   The social media influencers give young people the first steps to becoming like them. Business people give young people the first steps to becoming like them.   Coders believe everyone should learn code at school, philosophers believe everyone should learn philosophy at school. Parents instruct their children to complete the narratives they could never close out, more often than they sit down and do Interest

This is Warren Buffett and Charles T. Munger. If you've never seen or heard of them before, they're two of the most famous investors of all time, and their partnership has lasted 62 years. They were introduced at a dinner party by a mutual friend who thought they'd get along in 1959.   They form one of the most powerful partnerships of all time, and they show us the importance and impact that the right people can have on your life.   The Impact   I can't really comment on the impact Buffett has had on Munger, or vice versa. I'm not privy to their inner circles.

What is the best way to sing?   What is the best way to sing? Beyonce Knowles sings very differently to Barbara Streisand, who sings differently to Freddy Mercury, and his singing was very different to Adele's. Each has risen to great heights by doing things their respective way.   So what's the best way to sing? What's the consensus?   What is the best way to steer a soccer team to victory?   Pep Guardiola’s teams hoard possession, press hard and break teams down. And they’ve won it all. But then there’s Jose Mourinho’s teams who are the stark opposite. They're defensively tight, less sexy, less glamorous. They’ve won

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